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Making Connections

Manchester Heliport is the North West regions only dedicated premium helicopter facility centre at City Airport (Barton). Available for all helicopter visitors and perfectly located we offer a professional and secure environment, ideally suited for the comfortable and convenient transportation of VIP’s. 

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About Us

Part of City Airport, Eccles, City Heliport was established in 2012. Now re-branded as Manchester Heliport, the facility is being upgraded with a long-term commitment to provide first class facilities dedicated to ensuring the best possible experience.

Our Heliport is fast, easy and discreet providing a professional, reliable and secure service to all visiting helicopters and passengers.

With our convenient location, just 5 miles from Manchester City Centre, we are ideally located for all business and corporate transport needs, to anywhere, anytime.

Available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day



We are conveniently located just 5 miles from Manchester City Centre, get directions here.

Drive times

  • MediaCityUK - 6 minutes

  • Manchester City Centre - 10 minutes

  • Old Trafford - 12 minutes

  • Etihad Stadium - 14 minutes

Flight Times

  • Central London - 167 miles  1hr 5 mins

  • Edinburgh - 176 iles - 1hr 10mins

  • Belfast - 162 miles - 1hr

  • Gloucester - 110 miles - 45mins

* Sample flight times, based on 160mph cruise speed, rounded to nearest 5 mins. Actual times are to the nearest main Airport to each town/city, are indicative and may vary depending on weather conditions and helicopter capability.

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Helicopter Flights


Fast, convenient Helicopter travel in the UK is growing, and Manchester Heliport realises the benefits of business helicopter charter between the UK's major business centres and Cities.

Travel in style and comfort, avoiding unreliable rail travel and congested motorways. Arriving relaxed, fresh and prepared for the day ahead. With no delays, no queues and you can arrive on time, every time.



Helicopters offer a unique experience. Imagine arriving in style to a wedding, enjoy stunning views sightseeing the North West's Cities and beautiful countryside areas.

Arrange a special gift, point to point transport and land at exclusive hotels and luxury resorts. Helicopters provide an unrivalled and compelling experience guaranteed to thrill and delight.


Passenger Info

Available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day



Our departure lounge offers a space to carry on with your business whilst waiting to travel. With free WIFI, USB charging points and inclusive refreshments there is everything you need.

Not on business? Not a problem! Manchester Heliport caters for all it's helicopter charter clients with TV, newspapers and magazines also available.



Secure Helicopter Parking is available. Current pricing can be viewed on our City Airport fees page.
Car parking is free.



Ideally located close to the City Centre, sporting stadia, and the Trafford Centre, Manchester Heliport is a dedicated service which provides the quickest turnaround possible. There are no queues, no large terminals to navigate and we can accept landings any anytime to suit the needs of our customers.

There is also no resident press on site, so VIP guests can be assured of discreet transit in and out.

Onward Travel

Manchester Heliport is situated in the heart of the motorway network, within easy access of the M60, M61, M62, M602, M6 and M56. Outside of rush-hour it takes just 10 minutes to get to Manchester City Centre and executive car transportation can be arranged to suit all requirements.


Available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day


Manchester Heliport operates as part of City Airport (Barton). Live weather information is available from the dedicated ATIS page. 

Customs and Immigration

Manchester heliport operates under the City Airport (Barton) Customs and Border Force Agreement. For full details of requirements please visited our City Airport Non Mainland Flights page


Our current pricing schedule can be viewed on our fees page.

Operational Information


Manchester Heliport operates as part of City Airport (Barton). Our procedures safely integrate the Heliport operations with those using the Airport.

For full pilot briefing and procedures please see the City Airport website.


Opening Times

Our core operating hours are coincident with City Airport. We are able to provide flexible extended operating hours (based on time of movement) at any time day or night with minimal notice providing availability 24/7 by arrangement.


We have Jet A1 available at the Heliport for all visiting and based helicopters.

Avgas 100LL is available from City Airport.



Our Heliport features 24 Hour security, access control and cctv ensuring the safety and security of the facility and our customers. As well as overnight parking, we can provide indoor hangar space ad-hoc on request or for longer term storage.

Special Events

Manchester Heliport is ideally located for major conference, event and sports venues including Old Trafford Football and Cricket Stadiums, Ethihad Stadium, Trafford City, Haydock/Aintree Racecourses, Manchester Arena and others.




Enjoy our relaxing lounge, available for use by passengers and crew. With TV, Free WiFi, and complimentary drinks and refreshments.


We can assist with arranging onward transport upon request and vehicles may position at the arriving or departing helicopter, providing a seamless speedy transfer.


There are a number of local hotels available for use. Please ask for details.


On site conference rooms are available for hire, providing the ideal space for business meetings. Please ask about availability.

Contact Us

Manchester Heliport is part of City Airport (Barton).

To contact us, you can use the form below, or call us on 0161 789 1362.

We aim to respond within 5 working days.

Thanks for your message. Our team will be in touch as soon as we can.

Manchester Heliport is part of City Airport (Barton). To arrange PPR or discuss your requirements, please contact us on 0161 789 1362. You can also PPR online here.

0161 789 1362


Manchester Heliport
Liverpool Road
M30 7RU