If you are an overseas visitor to Manchester the best method of getting around the UK is to book a hire car at the airport and drive yourself. The location of the airport is well suited to hiring a car, as it has easy access to the motorway network. For example within two hours of leaving the airport, you can be deep in the Welsh countryside, the Lake District or Yorkshire.
Manchester airport also has its own rail link, enabling arriving passengers not only to travel swiftly to central Manchester but to cities far afield such as Glasgow, Birmingham and even London.
The National Express coach service also provides buses direct to Manchester City and other destinations throughout the UK from the airport terminus.