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Flights London to Manchester

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Last minute flights to Manchester

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Departure Fri, 04 Jan Return Sun, 06 Jan
LCY London
MAN Manchester
return from £144
Departure Wed, 02 Jan Return Thu, 03 Jan
LGW London
MAN Manchester
return from £228
Departure Sat, 19 Jan Return Sat, 19 Jan
LHR London
MAN Manchester
return from £112
Departure Fri, 28 Dec Return Sat, 29 Dec
SEN London
MAN Manchester
return from £94
Route information
Discover the most useful information about London and Manchester to organise your travel.
Currency exchange rates and cost of life
Train
Local, one-way ticket
20%

Trains are 20% more expensive in Manchester than in London.

London
£2.5
Manchester
£3
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
5%

A meal in Manchester is 5% cheaper than a meal in London.

London
£15
Manchester
£14.25
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
58%

A taxi fare in Manchester is 58% cheaper than in London.

London
£5
Manchester
£2.1
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
0%

A coffee in Manchester costs roughly the same as in London.

London
£2.72
Manchester
£2.73
( London airports
  • ? Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ? Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ? Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ? Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ? London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ? Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
) Manchester airports
  • ? Manchester International (MAN)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
  • ? Birmingham Intl (BHX)
    How far from city centre: 74 miles
  • ? Liverpool John Lennon (LPL)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
L Distance: 163 miles

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Useful information for the flight from London to Manchester

How long is the London flight to Manchester?

The flight duration is one hour and five minutes to travel from the capital to Manchester, so it won't be long until you can start you holiday.

How early should I arrive at the airport?

Arrive with at least 40 minutes to spare prior to departures to get through security and at least 90 minutes beforehand if you are checking-in luggage.

What are the most important things to pack in my suitcase when travelling to Manchester?

Manchester is known as one of the UK's wettest cities, so make sure your fun isn't spouled by packing a jacket and an umbrella.

Which airlines fly from London to Manchester?

Several airline names provide cheap flights between London and Manchester:

How to find cheap flights from London to Manchester

Budget tickets for direct flights from London to Manchester can be found in moments with eDreams. Simply scroll down to see any last-minute travel deals on the cities' pages on the website. For specific dates, just enter them and results will ensue that afford you the chance to see the cheapest flight services at the top of the page. You can then filter by your preferred departure airport or airline. Booking 90 days before you intend to travel is generally the best way of securing flight ticket deals, and this includes domestic flights. Try searching a day before you had initially intended to travel because that may bring up some deals on airfares you had not expected. You will be sure to find the cheapest time to go.

When is the best time to fly from London to Manchester?

May through August is a great time for city breaks or longer trips to Manchester. The city hosts several summer festivals, some of which include:

  • June: Sounds of the City
  • July: Manchester Jazz Festival
  • August: Manchester Pride Big Weekend

In December, the city also comes to life with various Christmas markets around, many of which have European themes.

Airports in London

London is served by several airports, three of which provide frequent services to Manchester. The airport names are:

Useful information about Heathrow International Airport

How to get to the airport:

  • London Underground – Piccadilly Line – 30 minutes - £6.
  • Heathrow Express - Paddington Station – 15 minutes - £22

Services: open 24 hours, free Wi-Fi, outdoor smoking zones, food and drink from many outlets.

Useful information about London City Airport

London City Airport is located in Docklands and is the most central of the capital's air hubs.

How to get to the airport:

  • DLR from Bank Underground Station– 20 minutes - £5.
  • Bus - Routes 473 and 474.
  • Taxi from central London – 30 minutes - £25.

Services: open between 6:30 am and 10:00 pm, free Wi-Fi, no smoking inside, eateries before and after security.

Useful information about Southend Airport

Southend Airport not far from London, about 40 miles to its east.

How to get to the airport:

  • Train from London Liverpool Street – 65 minutes - £17.
  • Taxi - 90 minutes - £45-£60.

Services: open 24 hours, free Wi-Fi, external smoking zones, food and drink served in the departure lounge.

Airports in Manchester

Manchester International is the only Airport in the city.

Useful information about Manchester International Airport

How to get to the airport:

  • By rail. Manchester Piccadilly Station to Manchester Airport railway station – 20 minutes - £4.
  • Tram. Metrolink services from Manchester Victoria - every 12 minutes – 30 minutes - £5.
  • Taxi. 20 minutes from the city centre - £20-£30.

Services: open 24/7, 30 minutes free Wi-Fi, designated outdoor smoking areas, food and rink outlets open during the day.

What to do and visit in Manchester?

  • Visit the great sporting arenas that have brought so much joy to the people of Manchester. Manchester is home to Old Trafford, a football and cricket complex, plus the Etihad Stadium which is home to Manchester City FC. You can book stadium tours in advance.
  • Tour the museums. Manchester is home to the National Football Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry as well as the Whitworth, an art gallery by the University of Manchester and which contains more than 55,000 pieces.
  • Take in a theatrical production before or after a lovely meal in the evening. The Lowry and the Palace Theatre, the latter which has been entertaining the city since 1891, put on all types of shows, from pantomimes to opera.
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