Cheap Flights to Manchester

Manchester overview

When is the best time to book a flight to Manchester?

Peak season:

The best time to travel to Manchester is from June to September, as this is when the weather is most pleasant and there are more outdoor festivals and events. In May there is the Great Manchester Run where the city bursts with runners and camera crews so book in advance as the cost of flight tickets will be a lot more during this period of time. Spring and autumn are also good times to visit Manchester, although rain will be more likely than in the peak of Summer, you’ll still have some warm weather and cheap flights to Manchester will be a lot easier to find.

Off Season:

From the end of autumn until after Christmas Manchester is less busy in regards to tourism so you’ll find the cheapest flights to Manchester then. If you book early you can secure absolute bargains on flight tickets, although the downside is the weather will be a lot greyer and wetter than during the peak months. October hosts the Manchester Literature Festival, where renowned authors have been specially commissioned. Even though it’s during the off peak season, you’ll need to book your flights to Manchester early to save money on your flight tickets as the price will increase as October approaches.

When is the best time to book a flight to Manchester?

Normally the prices are the cheapest from December to April, with some increase as spring comes along. Christmas and New Years’ can also drive up the price of your flight tickets, so secure your flights to Manchester early on in the year if you want to visit for the festive celebrations. If you are flexible then you’ll have a much greater chance of finding the cheapest flights to Manchester, with some bargains found in and around the peak season if you book enough in advance. If you secure your flight tickets early enough you can grab flights from as little as £20, so it’s worth scouting around if you have the flexibility on when to travel.

How long is the flight to Manchester?

Flights from London to Manchester: 1 hour 00 minutes

Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester: 1 hour 15 minutes

Flights from Southampton to Manchester: 1 hour 00 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Manchester: 1 hour 05 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Manchester?

British Airways and FlyBE are the major two airlines that offer direct flights to Manchester, although other airlines such as KLM do offer cheap flight tickets but you’ll have an in-direct flight. British Airways have the benefit of providing complimentary food and drinks on board their flights, however you might not be able to take advantage of this due to the short flight time. Cheap flights to Manchester are easily found though, so compare between British Airways and FlyBE over similar dates as one might be a lot cheaper than the other and vice versa.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

There is a dedicated station at the airport which runs in association with Trainline. You can jump on to get to the centre of Manchester or even to other major cities if you need to. You can find cheap tickets online or buy them at the airport, however if you buy them in advance online you will save money. From the same station at the airport you can also get a coach, again if you buy your tickets in advance then it’ll be cheaper for you. The coaches are from National Express who sometimes offer ridiculously cheap tickets, which is more than welcome after you’ve bought your flight tickets. Another option is to jump on a tram from the station to get into Greater Manchester. On top of that you can rent a car or get a taxi from outside the airport, however it won’t be cheap and due to the many other options it would make more sense to use the public transport.

Manchester insider information

Discover the best places to go to learn all about the culture Manchester has to offer.

If you are visiting Manchester during the Summer then a visit to a beer garden is a must. Especially when it makes the list of the top beers gardens in Britain.

Party lovers should visit Manchester just to visit Bruce’s Bar & Terrace for a taste of contemporary urban décor, and because it makes the list of the best rooftop bars in the whole of the UK.

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How much do things cost in Manchester?

Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
Rp 17048.39
Large bottle of water
Rp 15463.42
Bottle of wine
Rp 95897.17
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
Rp 19339.26
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
Rp 55140.87
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
Rp 20764.74
Cheap meal
Rp 175811.48
3 course meal for 2
Rp 719228.79
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
Rp 995855.25
Pair of Nike shoes
Rp 969142.63
How much does transport cost in Manchester?
Petrol (1 litre)
Rp 17764
One-way ticket (local transport)
Rp 39957
1 hour taxi waiting fee
Rp 191794
1 km taxi journey
Rp 19921

More information about Manchester

  • Dine on international cuisine in Deansgate or enjoy Indian feasts in the restaurants of Manchester’s Curry Mile.
  • Click on the link above to select your preferred departure airport and find latest flight deals to Manchester.
  • Big nights out happen in the hip Northern Quarter – the city’s liveliest nightlife area packed with clubs and bars.
  • Cultural attractions include the celebrated Lowry Centre, Manchester Art Gallery and Urbis Exhibition Centre.
  • Book return flights to Manchester with major airlines including BA who offer a wide choice of flight options.
  • Football fans can walk the hallowed turf of Old Trafford on a guided tour of world famous Manchester United FC.
  • Working your way around Britain? Consider booking one way fights to Manchester if you want to extend your trip.
  • Snap up last minute flights to Manchester – many airlines regularly offer fantastic money-saving deals.
  • Shop ‘til you drop at The Trafford Centre or splash out in the designer fashion boutiques in King Street.

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