Local Area

City Airport and Heliport is ideally situated in Salford and just five miles from Manchester City Centre and less than one mile from Junction 11 of the M60 orbital motorway and within easy reach of many world class venues and attractions.  We are the discreet alternative to major airports, whether you are the operator of a private aircraft or  a helicopter operator involved in the transportation of VIPS – our highly experienced team can help ensure your onward transport is seamless, so your ultimate destination is  reached as swiftly as possible.

As a guide the table below shows approximate distance and travel times between the airport and local attractions/ venues by car or taxi. Please click the Google Maps for more detailed directions.

Further details about public transport links and taxi companies to and from the airport, as well as important information re the postcodes for the airport and heliport (which differ) can be found here.

Manchester City Centre15 minutes
Manchester Opera HouseNational Football MuseumWheel of Manchester
Manchester Opera HousePhones 4u ArenaManchester Central
The Bridgewater HallManchster Art GalleryMuseum of Science and Indusry
Salford, Salford Quays and Old Trafford11 minutes
Media City UK, BBC North and Granada StudiosManchester United - Old TraffordOld Trafford Cricket Ground
The LowryLowry Outlet and CinemaImperial War Museum North
Visit SalfordHistoric WorsleyThe Bridgewater Canal
Trafford Quays and The Trafford Centre2 minutes - 7 minutes
intu Trafford CentreEvent CityChill Factore indoor Ski Slope
Airkix indoor Sky DivingAJ Bell Salford City StadiumTrafford Golf Centre

Other nearby locations

Manchester City FC – Ethihad Stadium

Bolton Wanderers FC – Reebok Stadium

Manchester Airport

Manchester Ship Canal Cruises (from Salford Quays)

Legoland Discovery Centre – Barton Square, intu Trafford Centre

Sea Life Manchester – Barton Square, intu Trafford Centre



There is an abundance of hotel accommodation in the area, to suit all tastes and budgets. A selection is detailed below :

The Jurys Inn – Manchester City Centre

The Lowry Hotel – Manchester City Centre 

The Hilton – Manchester City Centre

The Midland – Manchester City Centre

Malmaison – Manchester City Centre

Marriott Worsley Park Hotel and Country Club

Holiday Inn Express – Salford Quays

Travelodge – Trafford Park

Premier Inns – Trafford Centre

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