New Express Bus Service between Stockport and Manchester Airport

New Express Bus Service between Stockport and Manchester Airport
A Stagecoach Manchester Alexander Dennis Enviro200 is pictured at Manchester Airport.Peter Powell

Stagecoach Manchester has launched a new bus service to Manchester Airport this weekend, making transport even easier for both holidaymakers and commuters alike.

The new X30 bus service launched on Sunday 28th April and runs non-stop via the M60 and M56 motorways from Stockport to Manchester Airport, stopping at both the Manchester Airport Interchange and World Freight Terminal.

The new X30 will partially replace the existing 330 service which runs from Ashton to Manchester Airport. The 330 will continue to run from Ashton to Stockport, and the X30 will now travel from Stockport to the Airport.

The existing 103 service also continues to run from Manchester Piccadilly to the Airport and has now been extended through to the World Freight Terminal. Combined, the X30 and the 103 services will provide up to four buses an hour between the World Freight Terminal and the Airport terminus.

The new route has been designed to include earlier journeys which tie in with shift patterns for the staff at Manchester Airport. Services start as early as 04:15 Monday to Saturday and 06:35 on Sundays. The service operates seven days a week, offering a convenient early morning link for holidaymakers.

Stagecoach Manchester managing director, Elisabeth Tasker, said: “It is crucial our services are designed with the people who rely and use them regularly in mind. We wanted to introduce the new X30 service, and extend the existing 103 service, to ensure that both holidaymakers and staff travelling to the airport are provided with practical and affordable transport links at hours convenient to them.”

Wayne Poole, Landside Operations Director at Manchester Airport, said: “Alongside the other methods of public transport such as rail, tram and coach services, this new bus route will provide a vital link for many people travelling to and from Manchester Airport.

“Giving our 28.5m passengers, and 25,000 staff based on site, increased options to access the airport is crucial as we continue to grow and play the role of economic generator and employment creator for the region.”

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  • Mrs Diane Woolnough
    1st May 2019, 6:23 pm

    We’ve been using the 330 bus to get to Manchester Airport direct from Hyde for some time now. We would get on the bus at the bottom of the road and get off 55 minutes later at Manchester Airport., no fuss, no change. The last 330 from Manchester airport was 23.25, the last X30 is now an hour earlier…

    The thought of now having to change at Stockport doesn’t make this an appealing options so it will be back to a taxi for us. Hope it works for others.

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    • Graeme Cloney@Mrs Diane Woolnough
      2nd May 2019, 12:24 am

      X30 service is awful. Used to get the 330 at 1109 from hyde bus station which would get me into work about 1215 for a 1300 start, now in work for 1155 as the times have changed. Last X30 from the world freight terminal to stockport is 2239. I aslo got the 330 at 2215 from freight terminal and was home for 2320. Now i have to wait for the 2239 X30 to stockport, then get the 2315 330 which gets me home at 2340. The last 330 was 2315. There was no consultation with airport workers. The 103 takes to long as i would have to travel to piccadilly gardens and then get either the 201/204 to hyde. This means not getting home til after midnight. 103 departs freight terminal at 2215 arriving manchester 2320 then 201/204 at about 2330 which gets into hyde after midnight.

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