Catching Train from Manchester Airport

Old Apr 20th, 2012, 08:42 AM
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Catching Train from Manchester Airport

Hi can anyone advise me on the following: Arriving Manchester T3 with hand baggage only at 1840. We want to catch a train at 1920 giving us 40 minutes to land, clear passport control/customs and get to the train station. Is that feasible does anyone know? If not we have a long wait of 2 hours plus for next train. Are we better to be safe than sorry as the tickets can only be used on the booked reservation? Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old Apr 20th, 2012, 09:15 AM
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I wouldnt count on it. Even if you get through the airport in time, what if your plane is late for any reason? You have no leeway at all.

I would book the later train and then have a coffee at the airport if I have extra time.
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Old Apr 20th, 2012, 09:31 AM
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40 minutes is hardly enough time to land & get through customs, let alone hustle to the train. I'd opt for the later train, too.
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Old Apr 20th, 2012, 09:33 AM
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Where are you going and when? If it's on a TransPennine route then they have a rule whereby if your plane is late you don't automatically lose your ticket. Then again there may be other options you don't know about
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 12:14 AM
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Thanks for your replies and advice. It is indeed Transpenine but as one of the members pointed out it is cutting it fine. Looks like it will be a long boring wait and a midnight train - argh!!!
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