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Manchester Regional Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Manchester Regional Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

This was probably the best airport I have ever been stranded in overnight! -Amy

MHT Airport Overview

manchester regional airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

What to expect

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (code: MHT) consist of a small, modern L-shaped terminal with several eateries and shops, located primarily on the airside. Vending machines are available landside and airside.  The airport is known for being an easy alternative to the frenzy often found at Boston Logan Airport. The airport has a reputation for being clean and efficient, with friendly, helpful staff. WiFi is available to help pass the time.

Sleeping in MHT Airport

According to reviewers, there are plenty of long, cushioned benches in the baggage claim, as well as couches and other armrest-free benches in other areas. For a quiet hide-away area, check out the third-floor “observatory.” For a more comfortable and uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Manchester Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Manchester Airport that provide free airport shuttles:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Manchester Airport   » Check Rates
  • Springhill Suites Manchester Boston Regional Airport  » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Manchester Airport  » Check Rates
  • Best Western Plus Executive Court Inn & Conference Center  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Manchester, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • MHT Business Center – This is a free lounge designated for business travellers. Location: Airside, between Gates 4 and 5. Hours: 6:00AM – 7:00PM (daily).

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Manchester Regional Airport. Connect to the “FlyManchester” network.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, Baggage Claim, 1st Floor • Airside, Gate 11.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there is a nursing station. Location: Airside, 2nd Floor, across from Gate 6.  Family restrooms are also available. Location: 1st Floor, landside, and near baggage claims 1 and 2 • Airside, 2nd Floor, between gates 6/7.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Second Level, near the Observation Area access point.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is not available. Five Hudson News stores are available, one is located landside, the rest are airside near Gates 4, 8, 11 and 15. A NH Liquor Store is the only other store at the airport (airside).

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules with most open between 5:00AM – 5:30AM. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Landside offers three food options, while airside you will find seven options. Vending machines are available in the baggage claim area, parking garage, behind the main staircase (1st floor) and airside near Gates 8 and 14.

Information Desk -Have any questions? An Information Booth can be found on the 1st Floor, Main Entrance near the ATM.

Luggage Carts – Need a hand with your bags? Luggage carts are available free of charge at the airport. Locations: Baggage Claim Area, 1st Floor • Parking Garage (all levels).

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us there are outlets under the chairs at the gate.  There are also plug-in stations containing two regular outlets and two USB outlets.

Observation Area – Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck. Location: Third level.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according to the flight schedule. Check these hours with your airline. If you are in the public area of the terminal (landside) you will not be able to get through to the secure area of the terminal (airside) until the morning.

Airlines

Manchester Regional airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • Southwest Airlines • United.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

MTA Bus Route #3 runs between the center of New Hampshire and Canal St Transportation Center, stopping at the airport in either direction. At the time of this update, a one-way fare cost $2.00 for adults. For route maps, schedules and more information, visit the MTA website.

Greyhound buses run between Burlington, Vermont and Boston’s South Station, stopping at the airport along the way. There are three daily departures going north or south. Contact Greyhound directly for more information.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • National • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport shuttle service: Best Western Plus Executive Court Inn & Conference Center   •   Comfort Inn Manchester Airport   •   Courtyard Manchester-Boston Regional Airport   •   Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Downtown   •   Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Manchester Airport   •   Homewood Suites by Hilton Manchester/Airport   •   SpringHill Suites Manchester Airport   •   TownePlace Suites Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

See also Airport Hotels above.

Shuttles

The airport provides an extensive list of shuttle service providers for you to choose from. For contact and booking information, visit the Manchester Regional Airport website.

Taxis

Taxis are available at the ground transportation area during airport hours of operation. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

Last updated: 2022-10-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.