Favourite airline: Aer Lingus
21 % of flights on the route London Heathrow – Manchester are booked with Aer Lingus.
Aer Lingus
21 %
flybe
20 %
British Airways
11 %
Tip: book 5 months before departure
Save up to 35 % by booking flights 5 months before departure.
167 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Sunday
The cheapest day to fly on this route is Sunday.
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
Compared to direct flights, flights with a stopover on this route are on average 13 % more expensive.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
01h 05min
11h 35min
08h 55min
£88
£101
£120
Favourite connection: via Amsterdam
Stopover flights on this route are especially popular via Amsterdam, making up 16 % of bookings.
Route
bookings
1 stopover Amsterdam Schiphol
07h 55min, from £137
16 %
1 stopover Belfast City
06h 25min, from £300
14 %
Direct flights
01h 05min, from £88
13 %
Return from £88.00
Currently, flights on this route are cheapest departing on 10/05/20 and returning on 23/05/20.

£88
Cheap
£88
Expensive
£252

Manchester - vibrant city of culture

Also known as England's 'Capital of the North', Manchester is a city with plenty to offer. Boasting a wealth of buildings of architectural interest, museums, art galleries and leisure facilities, there's always something to do here.

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Best Manchester holidays and festivals

Throughout the year Manchester hosts a variety of annual events. One of the newest is the Beer and Cider Festival, which takes place at the end of January. Being home to the third largest Chinatown in Europe, Manchester hosts a grand celebration to welcome in the Chinese New Year. One of the longest running festivals is the popular Viva! Spanish and Latin American Film Festival. This takes place in spring of each year. Attracting visitors and locals alike, is Manchester Day, which is a celebration of the good things about the city. The highlight of the day is the mile-long parade through the city. Tourist information is available from the Manchester Visitor Information Centre, which is located at Piccadilly Plaza.

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Useful information before you travel - cost of living in Manchester

When comparing grocery shopping, clothing and eating out, the cost of living in Manchester is generally lower than in London. Manchester is significantly cheaper than London for things like leisure, and rental accommodation.

 

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Manchester local information - accommodation and transport

Manchester Airport is accessible by car, taxi, train and coach. Trains operate approximately every 10 minutes from Manchester Airport Station to Manchester Piccadilly. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes and costs around £4.50. Alternatively, travellers can take the Metrolink, which also operates from 'The Station'. Trams run every 12 minutes, and cost around £5 for a day ticket. For those that prefer to catch a black taxi cab, there is a rank situated outside each terminal. The journey takes approximately 25 minutes and costs around £20. Taxis in Manchester tend to be cheaper than in London. The Metroshuttle is a free bus service that links rail stations and shopping centres in the city. Stagecoach single fares cost from £1 to £3.10 depending on journey; alternatively, the Stagecoach 'Dayrider' is available for about £4.10. A cheap hostel room in Manchester costs from roughly £12 per person, per night. 3 star hotel accommodation is available from around £60 for a double.

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