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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Liverpool (LPL)
Typically, flights to Manchester from London are cheaper when flying from London Stansted to Liverpool J. Lennon, which has an average price of £100
|CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO MANCHESTER FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT||January||14% cheaper||Flying from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester costs on average just £104 in January|
|MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO MANCHESTER FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT||July||14% more expensive||It costs about £137 for flights to Manchester from London Heathrow Airport in July|
|MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO MANCHESTER FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT||November||316% more users visited||More momondo users searched in flights to Manchester from London Heathrow Airport in November than any other month|
Manchester is known for experiencing all four seasons. However, the weather is never extreme. Depending on what brings you into this iconic city, the best time to travel to Manchester could be anytime you please! Manchester sits in the North West of England, but has temperatures that average a few degrees cooler. You could even see elements from all four seasons in one day, but rainfall is quite common throughout the year. Manchester hits its peak in the summer, but it is also the season that brings along an abundance of outdoor activities, events, and festivals, for example, the Manchester Jazz Festival in July. Also, Manchester Pride, which is held every August, brings a massive crowd to the area.
If you are visiting in the summer, you must book your tickets to Manchester early before prices increase due to the demand. From September to December, you will see a drop in the average temperature. However, with that cooler climate comes the football season. Also, autumn and winter brings in the Manchester Food and Drink Festival (September), the Literary Festival and Comedy Festival (October), and Christmas Markets (running from mid-November into the end of December).
Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Manchester is possible. If you are planning a flight to Manchester, consider booking flights to Liverpool J. Lennon Airport (27 mi from Manchester city centre), Leeds/Bradford Airport (36 mi from Manchester city centre), Blackpool Airport (38 mi from Manchester city centre), Doncaster Sheffield Airport (50 mi from Manchester city centre) or Birmingham Airport (74 mi from Manchester city centre).
Liverpool J. Lennon Airport has an average price of £94 per person and is typically the cheapest airport to fly into when visiting Manchester. This average price does vary based on departure city. Try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool to find the cheapest flight.
Prices for flights to Manchester Airport are updated daily.
As of November 2023, there are 58 operators available to choose from for flights to Manchester Airport.
The minimum age a child must be to fly alone is five but airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service will have their own age restrictions, including rules around flight length, timings, and stopovers. We always recommend checking with the individual airline you are booking with to travel to Manchester Airport.
The travel and health documents you'll need for your trip to Manchester Airport may differ based on your itinerary and personal situation. Typically, you should have several documents on hand, such as a national ID card or driver's license and a passport that is valid for six months after your intended arrival at Manchester Airport. It is always advisable to seek advice from your airline or a trusted third party, such as IATA.
Manchester is a great walking city. You will notice that most attractions are within walking distance from your hotel. For those areas that require more than a good pair of walking shoes, Manchester’s transportation options are abundant.
Metrolink trams are available throughout Manchester. There are six lines that cover a total of 76 stops and all are within walking distance to major attractions. A single-use ticket offers 90 minutes of travel time. With a Day Travel Card, you can use Metrolink unlimited for £5 – £7 GBP depending on what time of the day your card is valid for. All weekend day travel cards are £5.80 GBP for adults.
Metroshuttle buses run through the city centre during limited hours of 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. They run every 6 to 10 minutes Monday to Friday, but have reduced hours on the weekend. Nightbus offers various routes throughout the city from midnight until 3:30 am – catering to the nightlife crowd in the city. Nightbus runs every 30 minutes and a one-way ride costs £3 GBP.
City Council-regulated taxis are an option as well, but they are the more expensive option for travelling around downtown.
Private coach services help you go outside of Manchester to explore, and each coach operates on its own network. FirstGroup, for example, has unlimited day passes at £4.2 GBP, while Stagecoach has a one-week pass for £13.50 GBP.
Manchester is rich in cultural activities, sights, and art galleries. While visiting, there are several notable attractions to put on your top must-see list, including:
Manchester Museum of Science and Industry
See multiple floors of exhibitions and displays, including mammals from around the world, birds, and collections from South America. Fossils and different minerals are also on display, and it is a child-friendly attraction.
Manchester Art Gallery
If you have an eye and passion for the arts, the Manchester Art Gallery is the perfect site to stop and visit. Located on Mosley Street in the city centre, you see a collection of fine and decorative art with a free admission ticket.
Also located in the city centre, Urbis hosts exhibitions that include everything from art, fashion, urban lifestyle, and live talks. Also, Urbis is the home of the National Football Museum.
Museum of Science and Industry
Located on the site of the world’s first passenger railway, here you learn about the industry and science behind Manchester with exhibits teaching you about technology, communications, and transportation.
Other Notable Attractions Include:
Hail Black Cabs
Private taxis are uninsured if they pick up a passenger that has not booked in advance. Fares for the Manchester Licensed Area are shown on the meter inside the cab, while destinations outside the licensed area will incur fees decided by the driver.
Watch Football without the High Prices
Watching football at Old Trafford is expensive. Look for charity, friendly, and open training session matches instead to save on ticket prices.
Tipping in Manchester
To tip a waiter or waitress, you should generally offer to leave 10 to 15 percent of the bill total. When using a credit card to pay, make sure the staff receives the gratuity and not the restaurant.
Parking in the City
Parking for paid parking spaces is expensive, but after 6:00 pm and on Sundays, parking is free.
26 and Under Discounts
To see a show at the theatre, you may qualify for the “A Night Less Ordinary Initiative” discount that gives you free tickets if you are under 26.
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