Turkey - Cappadocia
System of government:
Independent state since 1923. Constitution adopted in 1982, last change in 2010. Unicameral parliament with 550 members, who are all voted for directly every four years.
Islam with a small Christian and Jewish community.
The official language is Turkish. English is often spoken in the cities and tourist locations.
Subtropical climate along the Aegean Coast and the Mediterranean Sea throughout the year with temperatures ranging from 30°C in the summer to 12–15° C in the winter.
The supply voltage is 220 V, 50 HZ. An adapter is necessary.
The time difference between the UK and Turkey is plus two hours throughout the year (Turkey is two hours ahead of GMT).
Making telephone calls:
The country code for Turkey is 0090 with the zero cancelled before the area code. If you are calling the UK from Turkey, please dial 0044 and the area code without the zero.
Entry requirements for British citizens:
British nationals require a visa to enter Turkey. It is recommended to apply for visa online at www.evisa.gov.tr. Passports must be valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into Turkey. Nationals of other countries are advised to inquire at the Turkish Embassy about the entry requirements applicable to them.
Customers are reminded that it is their sole responsibility to make sure that passport and visa entry requirements for the country or countries that they are visiting are satisfied and we cannot be responsible for any problems encountered (whether at any point of entry or elsewhere) in the event that passport and visa requirements are not satisfied. Regulations in respect of passport and visa requirements for Turkey are the responsibility of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey (“MFA”) whose website is at www.mfa.gov.tr. Visas can be obtained through the MFA’s electronic visa application portal at www.evisa.gov.tr and UK passport holders will be expected to have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months as from the date of arrival in Turkey. If you hold a different type of British nationality (BN(O), British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person or British Subject), check visa requirements with the Turkish Embassy before you travel.
However passport and visa requirements change from time to time and are also dependant on the purpose of your visit and your nationality. Whilst we endeavour to provide guidance where necessary, we cannot be responsible for any problems encountered (whether at any point of entry or elsewhere) in the event that passport and visa requirements are not satisfied.
Country and people:
Few countries have such a rich history as Turkey. Today’s Turkey is a modern democracy, with tourism playing an ever greater role. No trip to Turkey would be complete without a visit to the Turkish bazaars to soak up the oriental flair. The handmade carpets, jewellery and leather goods are an integral part and to some extent centuries-old tradition of the oriental culture – which is why our tour also includes a visit to a jewellery maker, a leather merchant and a traditional carpet weaver. Here you will find out fascinating facts about the Turkish art of carpet weaving and see how hand-woven carpets have been made throughout the generations. In interesting demonstrations you will learn more about preparing the silk threads, natural wool dyeing and very intricate and elaborate tying with the renowned ‘Turkish knot’. You will then get to spend one to two hours in the respective factories looking at the works of art and products. Bartering is a typical Turkish custom. If you are not interested in buying anything, the traders will also accept a clear no. No bartering takes place in department stores and supermarkets, or at markets where local farmers sell their vegetables.
In Turkey it is customary to give tips. Similarly to the USA, this forms part of the income for the people working in the service sector. Moreover it symbolizes recognition for the service provided. One can tip chambermaids £0,85 to £1,70 per night. In a restaurant or taxi, tipping around 10% of the billed sum is customary. Tips are not given in shops.
On group trips, the suggested sum for a tour guide, could be £1,70 per person per day. While for bus drivers the appropriate sum is around £0,85 to £1,70 per day per person. Of course, everyone may decide for themselves whether and how much tip they wish to give.
Your expert tour guides will be able to provide you with detailed information about the country, people, history, culture, etc., and offer advice and assistance for organising your trip. They can also help with room allocation and look forward to welcoming you with initial information and a welcoming drink. Here you will find out all you need to know and useful information about the trip. We have put together a varied programme including numerous highlights, enabling you to experience the culture and diversity of landscape that Turkey has to offer, and learn all about the country and its people. Although your trip already includes a comprehensive package, you also have the option of choosing added extras on arrival. We recommend booking the following packages when you get there, as some hotels on the tour are situated out of town in idyllic countryside, which means you can benefit from special rates.
Culture and dinner package:
This package includes a sumptuous buffet every evening with international specialities and all admission charges for sights (Mevlâna Museum, Göreme Open Air Museum, Underground City, Sinasos, Çavuşin, Monks Valley, Uçhisar, Pigeon Valley, Devrent Valley, Avcilar, tour of Antalya’s Old Town): £140 per person (bookable on arrival).
This package includes five lunchtime meals plus the following additional events: Trip to Aspendos (incl. lunch), Cappadocia evening (incl. local drinks and a show), whirling dervishes show: £135 per person (bookable on arrival).
Since 1 January 2009, the currency is once again called the Turkish lira (TRY).
Exchange rate (as of March 2015):
1 GBP = 3,83 TRY;
1 TRY = 0,26 GBP.
The currency € is in the most touristical regions well accepted. Money can be exchanged at banks during opening hours. Another option to change currency is offered at larger hotels. Bank opening hours: Mon – Fri from 8.30 a.m. to 12 noon, 1.30 – 5 p.m. Cash can be withdrawn from cash machines using established international credit cards like Visa, Mastercard, American Express; the usage of debit cards is only possible with some machines. Credit cards are usually also accepted in the larger hotels, various shops and international car rental offices.
Caution is advised when paying with a bank or credit card, as criminals may be trying to copy the traveller’s bank card and obtain the relevant PIN code without being noticed to then be able to withdraw cash from cash machines with fake cards. Travellers are therefore advised to keep an eye on their bank card when paying with it and to enter their PIN number with discretion. Care should be taken when using the bank and credit cards with the PIN code in exchange offices too.
Customs regulations for travellers to Turkey:
The following regulations apply for tourists: import of foreign currency is unlimited. As for exporting currency, a total amount of 5,000 US dollars or the equivalent in TRY is permitted. Travellers may import and export personal jewellery to a total value of 15,000 US dollars. Any value higher than this must be declared when entering the country. Documentation is required for purchases made in Turkey. Otherwise, the following goods per person may by carried upon entry into Turkey (does not apply to transit travellers):
personal belongings as items for personal use, incl. medical articles (devices) and medicine as well as giftware to a value of 230 GBP (children under 15 years of age up to 110 GBP).
The purchase, possession and export of “cultural and natural properties” is severely punished (prison sentence of up to 10 years), as these properties are regarded as state-owned assets. In case of violation, several months of custody and high bail fees (currently approx. 7,000 GBP) are common procedure for tourists, too, even if they hold antiques or old objects of supposed small value. In individual cases, prison sentences are imposed. You are therefore urgently warned not to acquire or take along antiques, old coins, fossils, etc. from retailers. Further information under: www.fco.gov.uk. Information about the customs regulations for importing products into the UK is found on the British customs website: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.
Vaccinations are not required for entering into Turkey. Every traveller should be sufficiently protected against tetanus and polio as well as hepatitis, if needs be. Caution is advised when eating uncooked food, unpasteurised milk (e.g. fresh milk, ice cream) and fruit that can’t be peeled. Please avoid drinking tap water and ice cubes in drinks! Rule of thumb: don’t eat anything that cannot be cooked or peeled! In Turkey, pharmacies are found at every turn. They are recognised by their green cross and the “Eczane” inscription. The standard is high, the personnel fully trained. Especially in those regions in which tourism flourishes, English-speaking staff are the norm. Most of the medicines that require prescription in the United Kingdom, are also only available in Turkey by prescription only. The handling is somewhat more “relaxed”, though. Hospitals and a number of medical practices are found in every larger city and in the touristic regions; usually only community hospitals are based in smaller towns and villages. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), relating to free medical treatment in EU countries, is not valid in Turkey. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation. In any event, travellers should obtain information about the possibilities and requirements for a reimbursement of costs from their health insurance company before setting off on their travels. Please observe that the excursions are accessible by foot only and that the buses used for the roundtrip are not customized to transport wheelchairs or similar devices.
All information is subject to change/Last updated: March 2015
Birmingham Airport Limited
Airport code: BHX
car and motorbike
Birmingham Airport is situated at the heart of the UK Motorway network,
located just off Junction 6 of the M42 via the A45.
Our postcode is B26 3QJ if you are travelling to the Airport using a
- From the north-west (Stafford,
Stoke, Manchester, Liverpool): Take the M6, M6 Toll, M42
- From the north-east
(Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Sheffield, Leeds): Take the M1, M42
- From the east (Coventry,
Northampton): Take the M6
- From the south-east (Banbury,
Oxford, Bicester, London): M40
- From the south-west (Worcester,
Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bristol): M5
Specific directions to Birmingham Airport can be found using a dedicated
journey planner, including Transport Direct (www.transportdirect.info) and the AA Route Planner (www.theaa.com/route-planner/index.jsp).
The Airport has a wide range of on-site car parks, including secure
motorbike parking, all within easy distance of the terminal building. Find
Birmingham Airport is directly connected to over 100 towns and cities
via Birmingham International Station and the free ‘Air-Rail
Link’ system. The Air-Rail Link is free and operates between 05:15
and 02:00 daily.
Rail services operate regularly from Birmingham International to a range
of destinations, by a number of operators, including:
- 3 trains per hour (tph) to London Euston
- 2tph to Birmingham New Street
- 1tph to Wolverhampton via Birmingham New
- 1tph to Manchester Piccadilly
- 1tph to Bournemouth
- 4tph to Birmingham New Street
- 1tph to London Euston via Northampton
- 1tph to Northampton
- 1tph to Coventry
Arriva Trains Wales
- 1tph to Shrewsbury, of which:
- 1tp2h continues to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli
after diving at Machynlleth
- 1tp2h continues to Holyhead via Wrexham
General and Chester
Click here to view a map of regional train services.
Birmingham New Street is 10 minutes on a direct train, with seven
services per hour from Birmingham International. A single ticket costs
Services to central London operate daily with three trains per hour
serving London Euston with Virgin Trains and one train per hour by London
Midland. The journey takes approximately 70 minutes with Virgin Trains.
Live journey information for Birmingham
International can be found using National Rail Enquiries. Click here.
bus or coach
There are currently three bus services which access the Airport:
- 900 (connecting Birmingham and Coventry)
- 966 (connecting Erdington and Solihull)
- 777 (Hams Hall, Coleshill Parkway and
Bus passengers can reach the Airport via two stops:
- Directly onsite at the Airport Terminal
- At Birmingham International Interchange via
Timetables can be accessed via Network West
Live Departure Information - http://netwm.mobi
Tickets can be purchased on the bus service, or in advance at the
Birmingham Airport Visitor Centre, located in Arrivals.
Long distance coach services are operated by National Express and
Megabus, with over 120 daily services to 35 main towns and cities across the
The UK’s largest scheduled coach operator offers frequent direct
services to and from destinations, including Birmingham, Oxford, Luton, Milton
Keynes and Manchester. Coaches arrive directly outside the Airport
terminal and all services use modern, air conditioned vehicles.
Tel: +44 (0)871 781 8181
Megabus is part of the Stagecoach Group, providing budget inter-city
coach services across the UK. With fares starting at £1 per journey (plus
booking fee), Megabus serve 16 destinations from Birmingham Airport and strive
to offer low cost, high quality services. All Megabus services arrive
directly outside the Airport terminal.
Tel: +44 (0)871 266 3333
Black cabs operate a 24-hour service from directly outside the arrivals
area of the terminal buildings. Each taxi can carry up to five passengers
(some can carry six), with luggage and are able to take wheelchairs.
For journeys in Birmingham and Solihull metered zone fares will be
displayed during the trip. All black cabs accept major credit cards,
provide receipts and are the only cabs licensed to operate from the Airport
without prior booking.
Tel: +44 (0)844 481 5555
Airport code: GLA
Driving to Glasgow
Glasgow Airport is situated
around eight miles from the centre of Glasgow and can easily be reached from
the M8 motorway (junction 28), with a typical journey time of 20 minutes. If you’re using a satellite
navigation system you can input the postcode PA3 2SW. Alternatively, get
printed directions using the Route Planner on this site.
Transport Direct is a government
backed website which will help you with directions to and from our airport. Simply
enter a place name or post code and let the system find you the best route.
View Transport Direct journey planner
Convenient, competitively priced
options for Glasgow Airport Parking from the official Glasgow Airport operator.
To research options for airport parking at Glasgow, visit our Glasgow Airport
Our recommended car parking at
Glasgow Airport is of a high standard, offering secure car parks close to the
airport terminal with an efficient transfer service.
And now you can conveniently
access the Manage My Booking feature, enabling you to amend or cancel online.
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The nearest rail station to
the airport is Paisley Gilmour Street, which is just one mile from the terminal
and easily reached by taxi or bus (service 66).
There are direct rail
services from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central, Ayr and Clyde Coast
When travelling to the airport
from any station in Scotland, simply ask for a rail ticket to Glasgow Airport.
The ticket will be valid on the train to Paisley Gilmour Street and the McGills
bus service from Paisley to the airport.
Trains to Glasgow Central
There are eight trains an
hour from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central (five per hour on Sundays).
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
By bus or coach
500 Glasgow Shuttle
City Centre Stance 1
First’s Glasgow Shuttle
provides you with the most direct service between the airport and Glasgow city
centre. The service operates up to every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, and takes
approximately 25 minutes.
All buses are low-floor for
easy accessibility, and have luggage racks and free WiFi access to help you
make the most of your journey time.
First 500 Glasgow
Shuttle Onward Travel Links via
Glasgow Central Train
Station Glasgow Queen Street Train Station
Buchanan Street Bus Station
First also operates over
100 services across greater Glasgow and offers direct transfers to Edinburgh
via the Citylink 900 Service from Buchanan Street Bus Station.
Please visit the First Buses webpage for more information
First 747 AirLink
via Braehead and Partick Interchange Stance 6
First’s 747 AirLink service
operates between Glasgow Airport and the city centre via Renfrew, Braehead,
Partick, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Charing Cross, making it ideal for
visiting the west end of the city as well as visiting some of Glasgow’s best retail
and tourist attractions on the way into the city centre.
All buses are low-floor for
First 747 AirLink Onward
Travel Links via
Partick Interchange for
rail, subway and bus connections
Buchanan Street Bus Station
Please visit the First Buses webpage for more information.
Gilmour Street Train Station Stance 7
Service 66 is a
high-frequency bus service from Glasgow Airport to Dykebar via Gilmour Street
All buses are low-floor for
Please visit the McGill’s Buses webpage for more information.
Skye via Loch Lomond and Fort William
Please visit the Citylink
webpage for more information.
Other useful public transport
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT)
Glasgow Airport Taxi Services
are the official provider of Licensed Taxis at Glasgow Airport and are the only
taxi company that can pick you up and drop you off at the terminal doors.
- Our fleet of cars are available 24/7 outside
domestic arrivals and will take you to any destination in the UK
- All our cars have disabled access and can take
credit card transactions
- Our desk is located outside domestic arrivals
Whether you are a business passenger, going on holiday or have special needs let us take care of you.
Contact us on 0141 889 1813 for more details
HanseMerkur Travel Insurance
Information and Performance Specifications on Your Travel Insurance
Applies solely to performance that has been booked via RSD Travel Ltd.
Can be concluded at the time of booking, but must be concluded at least 30 days before commencement of the journey.
Premium (up to 93 days)
TRAVEL CANCELLATION INSURANCE
If you cancel a travel booking for reasons that are covered by the insurance, or if the start of your trip is delayed for such reasons, we will reimburse your contractual commitments relating to the cancellation or the additional costs incurred for the outbound journey. Some examples of categories covered by the insurance:
- Serious Accident Injuries
- Unexpected and Serious Illness
- For retained risk see policy wording
HOLIDAY GUARANTEE (TRAVEL-DISCONTINUATION INSURANCE)
For additional return-travel costs incurred due to premature or delayed return journey and in the event of travel discontinuation within the 1st half of the trip (within a maximum of the first 8 days of the trip) we pay the full travel price, or for later return journey the proportionate travel price, and reimburse the travel services not able to be taken advantage of due to delayed commencement of the journey.
Some examples of categories covered by the insurance:
- Serious Accident Injuries
- Unexpected and Serious Illness, Death
- Considerable Damage to Property
- Delay in Transport
- Natural Catastrophe and Natural Occur-rences at the Holiday Resort
- For retained risk see policy wording
TRAVEL ACCIDENT INSURANCE
Benefits are paid for travel accidents that lead to the death or to invalidity of the insured person.
Help in cases of emergencies experienced by the insured person during the trip, e.g. help with the necessary discontinuation of the trip, in the event of criminal prosecution or loss of means of payment and documents.
- Our emergency-call centre can be reached by you worldwide on 365 days a year – including Sundays and holidays – 24 hours a day.
Worldwide Emergency-Call Service During the Journey
From abroad: Tel. +49 221 8277-9898
TRAVEL LIABILITY INSURANCE
- Innsurance cover against compensation claims of third parties in the event of injury to person/damage to property
- Cover Provided
up to £ 1 million/£ 2 million in the event of injury to person/damage to property of which up to £ 25,000 for lease damage (damage to privately rented rooms within buildings)
Retained risk only in cases of damage to hired or rented pro- perty (damage to privately rented rooms within buildings) 20% of the damage amount, though at least £50.
TRAVEL HEALTH INSURANCE
Reimbursement of the costs of:
- out-patient and in-patient treatment by a doctor abroad
- pharmaceutical products and dressing material prescribed by a doctor, as well as accident-related support
- medically indicated and doctor- prescribed return transportation to the home country
- For retained risk see policy wording
Insurance Sum: £ 2,000
Some examples of categories covered by the insurance:
- Damage to Luggage while in the safekeeping of others
- Delayed deliveries
- Criminal acts of third parties
- Damage due to transport accidents
Holiday check list
listed the most important points, so that you don’t forget anything before your
departure. The holiday
check list is also available as a PDF file:
- Address book
- Identity card/passport
- Driving licence
- Copies of documents
- Travel documents
- Voucher for hotel
- Flight tickets
- Country information
- Foreign banknotes
- Telephone number to block card
- Disinfectant spray
- Headache treatment
- Anti-nausea medication
- Personal medicines
- Toothbrush, toothpaste
- Brush, comb
- Skin cream
- Razor, aftershave
- After-sun lotion
- Magazines, books
- Mobile phone, foreign rates overview
- Card games
- Digital camera, memory card
- Batteries, chargers
- Spare pair of glasses
- Alarm clock
- Food for the journey
- Sewing kit
- Travel guide, road map
Shortly before departure
- Switch off heating
- Organise care for house
- Provide for pets
- Set/change message on answering machine
- Stop newspaper subscription
- Organise flower care
Leeds Bradford International Airport
Our phone number:
0871 288 2288 (Calls are charged at 10 pence per minute from a BT landline. Calls from mobiles and other networks may vary.)
Airport code: LBA
Driving to Leeds Bradford
The airport is signposted on all major roads over a wide area, including the M1 and M62 motorways and the Yorkshire section of the A1.
Please note: The airport’s full postcode for people wishing to use a satellite navigation system is LS19 7TU.
Please find below some important information that you will find useful when parking at Leeds Bradford Airport.
Importantly, when parking your vehicle, please take a note of the Car Park you are using and the zone / bus stop number that is closest to you.
(i) Prebooked Reservations confirmed on the LBA website only
The Car Parks operate a credit card recognition system. If you have pre-booked online with Leeds Bradford Airport , the payment card used to prebook your parking must be used on entry and exit to and from your prebooked Car Park. The use of a different card may result in a delay on entry or exit and a possible overcharge to your account.
Please follow the instructions on your booking confirmation.
(i) Prebooked Reservations NOT confirmed on the LBA website
If you have booked through any other website, airline, tour operator or travel agent, please check your booking instructions carefully prior to arrival and raise any queries with the booking agent prior to arrival.
Please be aware that your reservation will only be valid in the Car Park which you have prebooked. Should you park in any other Car Park other than that which has been prebooked, you will be liable to pay the advertised ‘drive-up’ charges as promoted on entrance to the Car Park and on this website.
(ii) ‘Drive-Up’ / ‘Turn-Up’ Passengers
If you have not prebooked, please take an entry ticket at the Car Park entrance barrier on your arrival at LBA and keep it with you until you return from your trip. On your return to LBA, insert your entry ticket into any Car Park Pay Machine (there are several located within the terminal building, adjacent to Arrivals, once you have cleared baggage reclaim).
Alternatively, you may pay at the exit barrier of the Car Park. Simply insert your original entry ticket, the parking charge will be calculated and displayed and you will be prompted to insert a debit / credit card for payments. Receipts will also be provided, on request, at any of the exit barriers.
Please keep your Car Park ticket in a safe place, as lost tickets attract a minimum charge of £90.
All payments made by credit card for Car Parking transactions will incur a charge at £2.50. There is no charge for debit cards.
Courtesy Bus Service
We operate a courtesy shuttle bus service between the Long Stay Car Parks and the terminal building 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please wait at the bus stops provided. Please allow 15-20 minutes for bus transfers and use the assistance intercom (located within all bus stops) if you have been waiting in excess of 20 minutes.
We strongly advise all passengers to arrive at their chosen Car Park at least two hours prior to their scheduled departure time. Please remember to allow sufficient time for your journey to LBA and parking your vehicle, as the approach to the Airport and the Car Parks can be extremely busy at peak times.
Remember to remove all valuables from your car and check that windows and sunroof are fully closed before locking the car. The airport operates 24 hour security camera surveillance, however, we regret that we cannot accept any responsibility for loss of valuables or damage to vehicles.
Please do not leave baggage unattended at any time, either in the Car Parks or around the main terminal building.
On your return to LBA, the Courtesy Bus will be available at the front of the terminal building and will return you to the Car Park. Again, this service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You can connect to Leeds Bradford Airport by taking advantage of the Flying Tiger bus services that link the airport with the major rail hubs of Leeds & Bradford train stations, including through tickets.
Rail information can be found at www.nationalrail.co.uk
Connecting bus information can be found at http://www.flyingtigerbus.co.uk/
By Bus or Coach
Leeds Bradford Airport is located between Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate and is easily accessible by public transport. A whole range of bus services make it quick and convenient to get to the airport, running daily from early morning to late night, including weekends and bank holidays.
Leeds and Bradford city link buses
Flying Tiger provides frequent, fast and daily services from Leeds bus, coach (For National Express and Megabus) and railway stations, Bradford and Harrogate. Visit www.flyingtigerbus.co.uk for more information.
Other bus & Coach service
For further information on the other bus services in West Yorkshire, contact Metroline on: 0113 245 7676 or www.wymetro.com
Arrow Cars are the official private hire company at LBA, the only private hire company to drop you off on the terminal forecourt. Wherever you live in the country, Arrow can transport you to and from the airport.
- Office immediately outside the terminal building
- Exclusive drop off point/Exclusive pick up point
- Pay by card
- Up to 8 passengers
Book online now:
Call Arrow on 0113 258 5888 or visit the Arrow web site: www.arrowprivatehire.co.uk
West Sussex RH6 0NP
Tel: +44 (0) 844 892 0322
Airport code: LGW
Driving to Gatwick
Gatwick is 28 miles (45km) south of London, linked directly to the M23 at
Junction 9 and to the A23 London-Brighton road.
The M25 is a ten-minute drive away (Junction 7), providing connections to
the national road and motorway network.
If you’re using satnav our postcodes are:
- South Terminal: RH6 0NP
- North Terminal: RH6 0PJ
Use the AA route
planner to find
If you are picking
passengers up, you must use a short stay car park
Both short stay car parks
are signposted from roads into Gatwick, and are a short walk from the
Valet parking operates from
Short Stay car park 2, level 2 in South Terminal, and Short Stay car park 5,
level 3 in North Terminal.
Long term parking is located a short coach ride from the terminals.
If your trip is longer than a couple of days,
then long stay parking is the best option There are a number of car parks to
choose from but all are secure and well maintained with transfer times of
approximately 5 minutes.
Book Gatwick parking
View a map of all Gatwick’s car
By Train to Gatwick
Gatwick Airport is 30
minutes from central London via the non-stop Gatwick Express, and has rail
links to destinations all around the UK.
The railway station is
linked directly to the South Terminal, and is a few minutes from the North
Terminal by free transit shuttle. There are rail information and ticket desks
and in the arrivals areas of both terminals as well as in the station.
Gatwick Express is the fast
train between the airport and central London. Non-stop trains run to and from
London Victoria every 15 minutes and take 30 minutes (35 minutes on Sundays).
Discounted tickets can be
bought online at www.gatwickexpress.com, or at the station.
For further details of
prices, special offers and to book in advance, visit the Gatwick
Express website or
ring +44 (0)845 850 1530 (UK only).
Other rails services
services call at Gatwick Airport. You should buy tickets before boarding the
Buses and coaches to Gatwick
Frequent coach services
connect Gatwick with more than 400 UK towns and cities. Direct services run to
destinations including Heathrow, central London, Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham,
Oxford, Cambridge and Norwich.
View our map of all direct coach
routes from and to Gatwick
Local buses run between Gatwick
and many local destinations including Crawley, Horley, Redhill, East Grinstead,
Caterham and Horsham. Buses call at both terminals. The main services running
to and from Gatwick are listed below and operated by Metrobus.
Bassingbourn Road, Essex, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)844
Airport code: STN
Driving to Stansted
London Stansted is conveniently situated just off the M11 motorway – use
Junction 8a if approaching from the London direction or Junction 8 from the
Cambridge side, then follow signs for the airport.
For help planning your journey, use the Route Planner tool on this website.
Postcode: CM24 1RW
Latitude/longitude: N51:53:24 (51.889939); E0:15:42 (0.261739)
The Short Stay Car Park is next to the terminal and is suitable for
stays of less than 24 hours. The Long Stay Car Park is a few minutes from the
terminal by courtesy bus.
Motorcycle parking is free in the designated bays in Zone Q of the Long
Stay Car Park. Motorbikes must not be parked elsewhere.
Book Stansted Airport parking now
More information about Stansted
to catch trains
Stansted Airport rail station is directly below the terminal building.
Tickets can be bought in advance or at the station.
Regular services link the airport with central and east London, and with
eastern England and the Midlands.
Train times and fares are subject to change, so please confirm with the
operator before you travel.
Fast, frequent and convenient trains run between the airport and London
Liverpool Street from early until late.
depart every 15 minutes.
- Average journey time 46 minutes
to Liverpool Street and 35 minutes to Tottenham Hale.
- Express class single fare
£22.50 (£21.50 online booking).
- Also calls at Bishop’s
Stortford, Harlow Town and Tottenham Hale.
For London Underground services, change at Tottenham Hale (Victoria
Line) or Liverpool Street (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City
Visit the Stansted Express website
Stansted Express timetable
information on trains to other cities you can find on the homepage.
Stansted Airport’s bus and coach station is opposite the main terminal
entrance. Coach tickets can be bought at the ticket desk in arrivals (open
06:00 to 01:00), in the coach station (24 hours, seven days a week) or on
board. Please note that many coaches and buses are not wheelchair-accessible –
please contact the relevant operator for further information. Bus fares and
times are subject to change, so please confirm with the operator before you
Bus and coach services
means of transport
24x7 operate a 24hour taxi service to and from London Stansted Airport.
The reservation desk is located in the international arrival concourse. There
is also a courtesy telephone located in the Domestic Baggage Reclaim area which
will connect you to our reservation desk.
To book in advance, contact 24x7 by:
+44 (0)1279 661111
Payment can be made at the time of booking (by credit or debit card) or
in cash to the driver. Fares are quoted before the journey.
A taxi journey into London for one to four people costs about £99,
depending on the exact destination.
Wheelchair-accessible cars are available on request.
2 Floor, Olympic House,
Tel.: +44 (0) 8712710711*
Airport code: MAN
*Calls are charged at 10 pence per minute from a BT landline. Calls from mobiles and other networks may vary.
Postcode your sat nav: M90 1QX. This will take you to
the general airport site. From here, terminals are signposted.
For the longitude and latitude for the individual car parks please visit
the car park pre booked web pages and see the directions
section for each individual airport.
You can also use My Airport to generate a free personalised
guide with driving directions and maps according to your particular journey.
To help find the best route, you can use either the AA Route Planner or Google Maps.
You can choose from a whole range of long and short stay parking options
at the airport. For the best advance rates, it’s wise to book online.
See our turn-up Long Stay Parking Charges
See our turn-up Short Stay Parking Charges
There are petrol stations with mini supermarkets near Terminals 1 and 2.
Dedicated motorcycle parking is available at
JetPark Plus at the rate of £2.00 per day, payable on arrival.
The Station, Manchester Airport’s integrated transport hub, offers fast
and frequent train services linking the airport with over 100 destinations
across the North of England and beyond. Get off to a flying start before you
board the plane by catching the train direct to the heart of Manchester
Airport. Once you arrive at The Station, it’s easy to reach the terminal
buildings using the Skylink moving walkways.
Buy train tickets to and from Manchester Airport with TransPennine Express by clicking this link or using our
quick search on the right hand side.
services run to and from with TransPennine Express and Northern Rail, run 24
hours a day, 7 days a week
- Chester - with Arriva Train
Wales - requires a interchange at Manchester Piccadilly
- North Wales - with Arriva Train
Wales - requires a interchange at Manchester Piccadilly
See maps of local and regional train
services direct to
Trains run every 10
minutes to/from Manchester Piccadilly station in the city centre, taking around
Buses and coaches
A large number of
coach services operate daily from The Station, the airport’s integrated
transport hub, linking Manchester Airport with our region and other major UK
Coach travel is a cost-effective way of getting to and from the airport, and
most coaches are equipped with reclining seats, air-conditioning and onboard
toilet and washroom facilities.
National Express, the UK’s largest operator of scheduled coach services,
operates direct to and from The Station at Manchester Airport. With excellent
value fares and services to many key destinations throughout the UK including
Birmingham, Liverpool, London, Edinburgh and Glasgow, its easy to relax and
travel to Manchester Airport in one of their fleet of modern air conditioned
Search fares and
See how Manchester Airport links with the (National Express) national coach network.
Book tickets online with National Express
Buy tickets on the day
The coach ticket
desk is open daily at The Station at Manchester Airport from 7am to 6pm.
Tel 0845 3888127
4397 from any airport courtesy phone
Out of hours 0871 7818 181.
Coach Drivers Guide
To make it easy for pick up and drop off please see our guide for
coach drivers, tour
guides and group travel organizers
Manchester Airport is well served by a network of local and regional
buses running daily from early morning to late night, including weekends and
bank holidays. There is now a 24 hour bus service operating to/from Manchester
The following bus
services operate to and from Manchester Airport:
200 To The Runway Visitor Park
18 To The Trafford Centre via Wythenshawe, Baguley, Sale and
18 To Altrincham via Hale
18A To Flixton via Altrincham, Sale and Urmston
19 From Altrincham via Sale and Wythenshawe
43 To Manchester via Wythenshawe, Fallowfield and Rusholme (24
hours a day)
105 To Manchester city centre via Wythenshawe, Benchill,
Sharston, Northenden and Moss Side.
369 To Stockport via Wythenshawe, Heald Green, Cheadle Hulme,
Adswood and Edgeley
199 To Stockport Express via M56 & M60 Then Hazel Grove,
New Mills, Whaley Bridge, Chapel en-le-Frith and Buxton
200 To Wilmslow via Styal and Quarry Bank Mill.
44 Gatley - East Didsbury - Fallowfield - Manchester
Taxi and transfer
It’s easy to transfer from the
- Arrow Cars offer an independent private hire service located at each
- Hackney cabs - located at each terminal