Cheap Flights to Manchester
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Manchester is particularly known for its football and music. It is the second largest city in the United Kingdom and home to the biggest airport in the country, outside of London.
An airport serving the city
Manchester Airport (MAN) serves the city and is the largest airport in the UK outside of London. It is hub for Flybe and offers flights to/from North America, South America, Africa, Asia and, of course, Europe. EasyJet and Ryanair also have a strong presence here, making it affordable to catch a low-cost flight from Europe.
The airport is connected to the city center by direct trains, which reach Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations. Trains run about every 20 minutes and fares are £3 one way. There are also buses connecting to Manchester Central Coach station.
Finding cheap airfare to Manchester
If you fly from within Europe, check the prices offered by low cost carries, such as EasyJet and Ryanair. You can also compare them to the fare for flights to Liverpool, as the airport is directly connecting by rail to Manchester. The cheapest fares can be found 4 to 8 weeks before departure. Remember the carry on rules (size) so that you don’t end up paying a surcharge for the checked baggage.
If you fly from other countries than those in Europe, it might be worth it to check the fares into London. Direct connections by rail or bus are available between London and Manchester.
Avoid flying during the peak season (July & August) as the fares are at their highest. The shoulder season always offers good rates and for excellent rates fly during the low season (March and October).
Try to plan your flight mid-week rather than during the weekends. It’s typically easier to negotiate the airports and the fares are a lower. Also, a flight in the early morning can be a good choice if you don’t like crowded airports.