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About Flights to Manchester

Summary info about Manchester flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price


Best Round-Trip Price


Fastest flight time

0h 55m

Operated By

5 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Manchester from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £24 (Belfast Intl to Manchester).
The best round-trip flight price to Manchester from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £65 (London Luton to Manchester).
The fastest flight to Manchester from United Kingdom takes 0h 55m (Belfast Intl to Manchester).
There are 5 airlines operating flights to Manchester, including British Airways, Aer Lingus and Ryanair UK.

Manchester flights insights and trends

Explore insights for your Manchester flight to craft the best travel plan

What is the cheapest month to fly to Manchester?

In general, March is the cheapest month to fly from United Kingdom to Manchester. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around £97. If you aren’t able to travel to Manchester during the month of March, then flying in September is also cheap. Prices for this month can be found on momondo for an average of £104.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Manchester?

£11 is the cheapest deal found on momondo in the last two weeks for a flight to Manchester. This flight is from Stockholm and is 91% cheaper than most flights to Manchester. To find the cheapest price to Manchester from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
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What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Manchester?

The cheapest day to depart from United Kingdom to Manchester is on a Monday. Travellers who choose to depart for Manchester on a Monday will often find tickets for as low as £95. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Sunday because tickets tend to average around £129. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Manchester.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Manchester?

The cheapest time of day to fly to Manchester is in the morning when flights can be purchased for as low as £107. Flights to Manchester are more costly at midday, with an average ticket price of £163. Departure times at midday fall within the peak daily travel times, which is why tickets can be more expensive.

How long does it take to fly to Manchester?

The flight from United Kingdom to Manchester depends on which airports you’re departing from and arriving to, and whether or not you have a layover. If you fly from London Heathrow (a popular airport in United Kingdom) to Manchester (the most popular airport in Manchester), then the flight time is 1h on average. If you fly from Edinburgh Turnhouse (another popular airport in United Kingdom) to Manchester, then the average flight time is 3h.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Manchester?

Most flyers found that booking tickets 53 days in advance of their planned departure date is the best time to get cheap flights to Manchester. During this timeframe, flight prices are around £109. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though, because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as £83.

Cheapest flights to Manchester airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Manchester airports from your nearest city or airport
London Heathrow Airport


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 AIRPORTJanuary14% cheaperFlying from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester costs on average just £104 in January
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO MANCHESTER FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJuly14% more expensiveIt costs about £137 for flights to Manchester from London Heathrow Airport in July
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO MANCHESTER FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTNovember316% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Manchester from London Heathrow Airport in November than any other month

Frequently asked questions about flying to Manchester

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).

Is there an alternative airport near Manchester?

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).

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Manchester?

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.

When did momondo last update prices for flights to Manchester Airport?

Prices for flights to Manchester Airport are updated daily.

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How old do you have to be to fly 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.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly 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 flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United Kingdom to Manchester found recently by users on momondo
24 Jan
LTN21:45London Luton
9h 30m
1 stop
25 Jan
4h 10m
1 stop
LTN23:10London Luton
3 Jan
LGW18:55London Gatwick
4h 35m
1 stop
24 Jan
4h 30m
1 stop
LGW18:30London Gatwick
British Airways
19 Feb
LHR13:50London Heathrow
1h 00m
21 Feb
1h 00m
LHR20:30London Heathrow
British Airways
26 Jan
LHR17:35London Heathrow
1h 05m
28 Jan
1h 00m
LHR20:55London Heathrow
British Airways
11 Dec
LHR19:05London Heathrow
1h 05m
14 Jan
1h 15m
LHR08:40London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
7 Jan
LTN18:00London Luton
5h 25m
1 stop
14 Jan
15h 20m
1 stop
LTN21:05London Luton

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Manchester

If you're looking for one-way flights from United Kingdom to Manchester, view some of our deals below provided by Aer Lingus, British Airways and Ryanair UK
Ryanair UK
30 Dec
BFS06:20Belfast Intl
1h 05m
20 Jan
BFS20:40Belfast Intl
0h 55m
Aer Lingus
11 Jan
BHD13:40Belfast City
1h 10m

How to travel around Manchester

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.

Best things to do and see in Manchester

Things to do and places of interest in Manchester

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:

  • Manchester Town Hall
  • Manchester Cathedral
  • Victoria Baths
  • Manchester Shopping Malls
  • Salford Quays
  • The Imperial War Museum
  • Old Trafford
  • Castlefield Urban Heritage Park
  • The Greater Manchester Police Museum

Tips and tricks for visiting Manchester

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.

Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to find a flight deal to Manchester?

To find the flight that best suits your needs, momondo gathers a range of flights from a large pool of different airlines and agents; you can then use our insights and filters to find and book the right flight to Manchester.

Can I find flights to Manchester with flexible booking policies on momondo?

Yes. momondo allows you to filter the results for flights to Manchester to just show those with flexible booking policies.

How can momondo help me find flights to Manchester?

momondo offers useful filters to help you find the right flight. Choose specific flight times, airports or even what payment method you prefer. We have numerous options to help you book your ideal flight to Manchester.

I’m not ready to book a flight to Manchester right now. Can momondo alert me if prices change?

Price alerts on flights to Manchester are quick and easy to set up on momondo. Simply perform a search and select the price alert feature. It is as simple as that.

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