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About Flights to Manchester

Summary info about Manchester flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

£18

Best Return Price

£41

Fastest flight time

0h 55m

Operated By

2 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Manchester from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £18 (London Luton to Manchester).
The best return flight price to Manchester from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £41 (London Luton to Manchester).
The fastest flight to Manchester from United Kingdom takes 0h 55m (Belfast Intl to Manchester).
There are 2 airlines operating flights to Manchester, including Ryanair and easyJet.

Cheapest flights to Manchester airports

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

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM London TO Manchester

London Stansted Airport (STN) to Manchester (MAN)

Typically, flights to Manchester from London are cheaper when flying from London Stansted to Manchester, which has an average price of £74

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO MANCHESTER FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTFebruary12% cheaperFlying from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester costs on average just £114 in February
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO MANCHESTER FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTSeptember12% more expensiveIt costs about £146 for flights to Manchester from London Heathrow Airport in September
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO MANCHESTER FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTOctober135% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Manchester from London Heathrow Airport in October than any other month

When is the best time to fly 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).

£12 is the cheapest deal found on momondo in the last two weeks for a flight to Manchester. This flight is from Billund and is 97% cheaper than most flights to Manchester. To find the cheapest price to Manchester from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

In general, February 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 £108. If you aren’t able to travel to Manchester during the month of February, then flying in March is also cheap. Prices for this month can be found on momondo for an average of £108.

Most flyers found that booking tickets 60 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 £120. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though, because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as £41.

The cheapest day to depart from United Kingdom to Manchester is on a Tuesday. Travellers who choose to depart for Manchester on a Tuesday will often find tickets for as low as £118. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Thursday because tickets tend to average around £126. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Manchester.

The cheapest time of day to fly to Manchester is in the morning when flights can be purchased for as low as £119. Flights to Manchester are more costly at midday, with an average ticket price of £144. Departure times at midday fall within the peak daily travel times, which is why tickets can be more expensive.

Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Manchester for May, June, and July, when they can visit Heaton Park and enjoy all that the park has to offer.

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).

Blackpool Airport has an average price of £259 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.


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
Ryanair
14 Sep
LTN10:00London Luton
8h 55m
1 stop
MAN18:55Manchester
21 Sep
MAN04:35Manchester
8h 30m
1 stop
LTN13:05London Luton
Multiple Airlines
26 Sep
STN02:30London Stansted
7h 25m
1 stop
MAN09:55Manchester
28 Sep
MAN08:05Manchester
11h 05m
1 stop
STN19:10London Stansted
Ryanair
5 Sep
STN18:00London Stansted
16h 45m
1 stop
MAN10:45Manchester
12 Sep
MAN02:15Manchester
5h 05m
1 stop
STN07:20London Stansted
Ryanair
5 Sep
LTN16:50London Luton
14h 40m
1 stop
MAN07:30Manchester
6 Sep
MAN13:10Manchester
23h 55m
1 stop
LTN13:05London Luton
Ryanair
5 Sep
STN18:00London Stansted
13h 30m
1 stop
MAN07:30Manchester
6 Sep
MAN15:10Manchester
4h 00m
1 stop
STN19:10London Stansted
Ryanair
13 Sep
LGW17:35London Gatwick
21h 20m
1 stop
MAN14:55Manchester
14 Sep
MAN18:05Manchester
9h 45m
1 stop
LGW03:50London Gatwick

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 Ryanair and easyJet
Ryanair
12 Sep
LTN10:00London Luton
7h 35m
1 stop
MAN17:35Manchester
Ryanair
25 Sep
LTN18:00London Luton
10h 10m
1 stop
MAN04:10Manchester
Ryanair
18 Sep
STN04:15London Stansted
24h 35m
1 stop
MAN04:50Manchester

Which airlines fly to Manchester?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Manchester

Which airlines fly to Manchester?

Flybe is the airline most momondo users in United Kingdom opt for when booking flights to Manchester. British Airways, easyJet and Loganair are also popular choices when flying to Manchester from United Kingdom. Most major airlines flying from United Kingdom to Manchester will offer flights on a regular basis, though your options may vary depending on what airport you fly from.

Aer Lingus Flights to Manchester

There are 32 Aer Lingus flights to Manchester in a normal week. The most common departure point is Dublin and the best Aer Lingus ticket price seen on momondo is £184 (last 72 hours, from Edinburgh Turnhouse, to Manchester). Aer Lingus has a score of 7.8 from 99 user reviews on momondo.

KLM Flights to Manchester

Another popular choice for flights to Manchester is KLM (7.6/10, 154 reviews). Most KLM flights landing in Manchester will be arriving from Amsterdam Schiphol, but there are 26 KLM flights to Manchester from all departure points globally so prices can vary significantly. The best KLM deal found on momondo this week was £167 (Birmingham to Manchester, round-trip).


Airports near Manchester

Below you will find all the airports in Manchester along with their distance from the city centre

From Manchester Airport, you can expect a 30-minute drive into the heart of the city.

Trains

Manchester Airport offers The Station, which is the airport rail service. Trains run every 10 – 12 minutes between the airport and the downtown area. They also connect to other stations like the Manchester Piccadilly. Travel time is approximately 20 minutes and a one-way trip may cost between £4 – £5 GBP.

Trams

Manchester Airport also has trams that run from the airport to Cornbook. Cornbook is located just outside the city centre. Trams operate every 12 minutes and run from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. In the evening, trams are available every 15 minutes. To ride the tram, purchase your tickets on the platform at the airport. A ticket is required to board.

Buses

Buses and coaches are also available from private services like Megabus, Go Euro, and National Express. They run through the Station and take passengers from the airport to city centre.

Taxis

At the airport terminal, you may find a black cab taxi. The average fare for taxis to the city centre is £34 GBP, and the taxi accepts up to 6 passengers per ride. No prior booking is required.

Rental Cars

At Manchester Airport, you can also rent a vehicle from one of the car rental desks, but a prior reservation is often best to ensure that you get a vehicle when you need it. If you book early, you may find the best deals for car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Manchester

Most frequently searched flights to Manchester along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Vienna to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time2h 30m
Cheapest price£45
New York to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time10h 05m
Cheapest price£354
Zurich to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time1h 55m
Cheapest price£121
Tel Aviv to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time5h 35m
Cheapest price£94
Orlando to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time8h 05m
Cheapest price£609
Toronto to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time6h 50m
Cheapest price£338
Oslo to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time1h 55m
Cheapest price£26
Frankfurt am Main to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time1h 40m
Cheapest price£107
Barcelona to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time2h 25m
Cheapest price£36
London to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time3h 50m
Cheapest price£46
Düsseldorf to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time1h 40m
Cheapest price£93
Madrid to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time2h 30m
Cheapest price£36
Hong Kong to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time12h 55m
Cheapest price£457
Dubai to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time7h 35m
Cheapest price£318
Munich to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time2h 00m
Cheapest price£62
Dublin to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time0h 55m
Cheapest price£20
Brussels to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time1h 15m
Cheapest price£21
Belfast to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time0h 55m
Cheapest price£46
Washington, D.C. to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time12h 05m
Cheapest price£410
Lisbon to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time2h 44m
Cheapest price£41

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.

Trams

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.

Buses

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.

Taxis

City Council-regulated taxis are an option as well, but they are the more expensive option for travelling around downtown.

Coaches

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.


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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.

Urbis

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?

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.

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