Flights from London to Manchester

Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from London to Manchester

Favourite airline: British Airways
British Airways is the most popular airline for flights from London to Manchester.
British Airways
77 %
18 %
Wizz Air Malta
0 %
Tip: book 3 months before departure
Save up to 25 % by booking flights 3 months before departure.
101 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Friday
The cheapest flights on this route are operated on Friday.
Direct flights are cheaper
Compared to flights with a stopover, direct flights are £23.00 cheaper on this route.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
01h 00min
04h 40min
09h 35min
The favourite connection is non-stop
Flights from London to Manchester are most frequently booked as a direct flight.
Direct flights
01h 00min, from £74
74 %
1 stopover Belfast International
04h 40min, from £97
12 %
1 stopover Belfast International Belfast City
07h 05min, from £152
6 %

Useful information about the flight from London to Manchester

Manchester: Innovator and world-shaper

Affectionately nicknamed "Ironopolis", Manchester had a huge impact on the modern world. This city is currently considered to be Britain's new cultural centre. 

Best time to visit for Manchester events

Manchester is an interesting city to visit, for its wide selection of events occurring all year round. The most popular is the magical Manchester Jazz Festival, which starts at the end of July and continues into the month of August for over 10 days. Attendees can experience various concerts, spread over a range of venues. The Manchester Food and Drink Festival is held in September, and the Manchester Literature Festival falls in September and October. In January and February, the city is brought to life with an explosion of colour and festivities by way of the Chinese New Year celebrations. 

Things to consider before you travel

The cost of living in Manchester is about the same as any other major UK cities, aside from London, which is more expensive. Visit the Manchester Information Visitor Centre at Piccadilly Plaza for advice on tourist attractions.   

Transportation and accommodation options 

Travelling from the Manchester airport railway station to Manchester Piccadilly takes around 15 minutes and costs about £4.50. The Metrolink also provides services to central Manchester. Fares cost around £4.50 and the journey time is approximately 35 minutes. The number 43 bus also travels to the city centre and taxis take about 25 minutes. Taxi ranks are situated at terminal 1 and prices cost around £18. 

If on a budget, you should be able to find accommodation for around £15 a night per person, although you'll be sharing a room. With a little more to spend, you can book a 3 star hotel, for approximately £60 a night per person.

Most of the city's sights can be explored on foot, although public transport in Manchester is reliable and efficient. The Metroshuttle bus provides services across three major central areas, free of charge. Stagecoach buses cost around £1.50, and all day tickets for the tram cost around £5. The "any bus day ticket" and "system one" ticket can be purchased from TfGM and are both valid on all of the buses, irrespective of the operator. Taxis in Manchester are a lot cheaper than those in London, although traffic in the city centre is slow moving.

Flight information: London - Manchester

Outbound and return from £74.03
Flight duration min. 01:00 / max. 01:10
Return flight duration min. 00:55/ max. 01:10
Distance 251 km
Flights per week 53
Departure airport London (LCY, LGW, LHR, LTN, STN, SEN) (LON)
Arrival airport Manchester (MAN)
Destination country United Kingdom