Cheap Flights to Manchester

Manchester overview

Many travellers bound for the United Kingdom will take cheap flights to Manchester and connect there to other parts of the country, but the city in the northeast is more than a match for London or Edinburgh, the UK's most visited cities. Sports fans will know it as the home of Manchester United, the world's most popular soccer club, and music fans will know it as the city with a vibrant scene.

Its history contains many "firsts" - the first industrialized city in the world, the first canal in Britain, the oldest orchestra in Britain - and its streets are full of magnificent Victorian buildings. Recent regeneration has added some stunning new architecture such as the Urbis, an exhibition centre about city life, and the Imperial War Museum North. Salford docks have been redeveloped as Salford Quays, home to the Lowry Centre, an arts and entertainment centre where paintings by Laurence Stephen Lowry now hang. Other museums and galleries have benefitted from the largesse of leading industrialists.

With several universities, Manchester has a young and buzzy population who know how to throw a good party.

When to fly to Manchester

Manchester is a four-season destination. The sporting season runs September to May and there is a packed calendar of arts and cultural events that runs year round.

Peak Season:
Apart from sports fans who take cheap flights to Manchester between September and May to watch soccer games at Old Trafford Stadium, summer is peak season.

Off Season:
There's no off season per se, but the winter months, when Manchester receives most rain, are less attractive to visitors.

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Prices found by our users for local departures to Manchester

How much do things cost in Manchester?

Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
C$ 106.10
Pair of Nike shoes
C$ 103.25
Loaf of white bread
C$ 1.46
Large bottle of water
C$ 1.65
Bottle of wine
C$ 10.22
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
C$ 15.32
One-way ticket (local transport)
C$ 4.26
Petrol (1 litre)
C$ 1.89
1 km taxi journey
C$ 2.12
1 hour taxi waiting fee
C$ 20.43
Cheap meal
C$ 18.73
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
C$ 1.59
How much does a beer cost in Manchester?
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
C$ 2
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
C$ 2
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
C$ 6
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
C$ 6

More information about Manchester

  • Dine on international cuisine in Deansgate or enjoy Indian feasts in the restaurants of Manchester’s Curry Mile.
  • Click on the link above to select your preferred departure airport and find latest flight deals to Manchester.
  • Big nights out happen in the hip Northern Quarter – the city’s liveliest nightlife area packed with clubs and bars.
  • Cultural attractions include the celebrated Lowry Centre, Manchester Art Gallery and Urbis Exhibition Centre.
  • Book return flights to Manchester with major airlines including BA who offer a wide choice of flight options.
  • Football fans can walk the hallowed turf of Old Trafford on a guided tour of world famous Manchester United FC.
  • Working your way around Britain? Consider booking one way fights to Manchester if you want to extend your trip.
  • Snap up last minute flights to Manchester – many airlines regularly offer fantastic money-saving deals.
  • Shop ‘til you drop at The Trafford Centre or splash out in the designer fashion boutiques in King Street.

International departures to Manchester