Manchester Airport Terminal 3

Terminal 3, the smallest of the 3 terminals, is home to 47 check-in desks, 14 airbridges and was originally part of Terminal A, which opened in 1989.

Manchester Airport Terminal 3 - Check-In

The Check-in desks can be found on the first floor at Manchester Airport Terminal 3, as well as the Self-Service check-in desks. Be sure to check the live departures information to stay up to date with any changes to your flight.

It's always better to give yourself lots of time to check-in before a flight, no one likes the panic run to the gate or being the last person whose name is called over the tannoy! With this in mind, we advise allowing yourself the following check in times:

Domestic Flights: 1.5 Hours
European Flights: 2 Hours
International Flights: 3 Hours

Self Service Check-In

Self-service check-in is available at Manchester Airport, with kiosks situated in the Departures area of each Terminal - you can't miss them, they're lime green! Use these desks to check yourself in but be aware that some airlines only have them available for passengers travelling with hand luggage only.

They couldn't be easier to use! All you need is your passport, e-ticket number or credit card used to book, follow the on-screen instructions to print off your boarding card and drop off your luggage at the bag-drop desks. The locations of the bag drop desks are marked on screens next to the kiosk

Airlines that fly from Manchester Airport Terminal 3

British Airways
Eastern Airways
Iberia Express
Logan Air
Ryan Air

Excess Baggage

Excess Baggage offer a wide range of luggage services at Manchester Airport:

Left Luggage: Luggage can be left at Excess Baggage's facilities at Manchester Airport. Don't struggle with heavy bags and use the storage facilities at a competitive price.

Lost Property: Excess Baggage's service allows you to either collect your lost possessions in person or have them sent to you for an affordable fee.

Bag Wrapping: Make sure to use the wrapping service in order to keep your luggage safe and secure while on your travels.

Manchester Airport Terminal 3 Facilities

Currency Exchange

ravelex Currency Exchange is located in departures, both before and after security.

Car Hire

There is a Car Hire Village not too far from the terminal; jump on the free shuttle bus to be taken straight there.

Cash Withdrawal

ATMs can be found throughout the terminal.

Changing Places

Manchester Airport are proud to provide Changing Places - specially adapted facilities for disabled travellers, offering a spacious and comfortable environment for personal care. You'll find the facility in Arrivals in Terminal 3.

Information Desk

Located between Boots and Swatch in Departures and next to the Arcade Games in Arrivals.

Luggage Trolleys

Available in departures for the small fee of £1 / €2.

Places of Worship

Multi-faith Prayer Rooms are accessible 24 hours a day, with access to sacred texts, prayer book and prayer mats where requested. Before you head through security at T3, take the lift down a floor, turn right and follow the corridor until you see the Multi-faith Prayer Room on your left. It can also be accessed from Arrivlas by taking the lift up a floor from SPAR, following the signs and directions above.