Compare Cheap Flights to Manchester, United Kingdom
Named one of Lonely Planet's top 10 destinations to visit in the world, there's no reason not to visit this bustling English city. Check out Webjet's latest deals, find a flight that suits your budget and get ready to discover for yourself what makes Manchester so great!
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Tips for First-Time Travellers to Manchester
Soccer fans from around the world book flights to Manchester every year to see their team play. Even if you’re not a fan, there are more than enough reasons to book your tickets to Manchester - especially if you’re interested in culture and history.
Explore the City by Foot
The first thing to do after you disembark your flights to Manchester at Manchester Airport (MAN) is take a free walking tour so you can get your bearings. There are several free walking tours offered by various companies, and most last about three hours to give you an idea of the lay of the land before you head out on your own.
Use Ride Sharing Apps
If you want to complement your cheap flights to Manchester and keep the money-saving trend going once your land in England on your tickets to Manchester, ride sharing apps will help you stretch your spending money. Traditional cabs are expensive, so consider using an app like Uber Pool, which allows you to save by splitting your ride with other travellers.
Take Public Transport
The train from Manchester Airport will get you off your flights to Manchester and into Manchester city in less than 25 minutes. Trains depart every 10 minutes, seven days a week. You can take the same bus back to Manchester Airport for your flight home. The bus service around Manchester is an easy and affordable way to get around the city once you’ve dropped your luggage. A day pass costs around £5 to £11.
The Best Time to Visit on Flights to Manchester
The best time to visit Manchester is between July and August, when the weather is at its warmest and the city is in the full swing of summer festivities. Cheap flights to Manchester can be harder to find at this time of year given the demand, so try to book your return flights to Manchester as far in advance as possible to save money. The period between September and December is a bit of a local secret, offering less crowds and drier conditions before the winter weather rolls in. This is a good time to find cheap flights to Manchester if you’re on a budget, as an airfare to Manchester can be much lower than during the summer months.
Landmarks and Monuments You Can’t Miss
The city is famous for the fanatical rivalry between football fans of the city’s two teams; Manchester United and Manchester City. You can’t book your flights to Manchester without allowing a little time on your itinerary for some soccer-related sightseeing.
Old Trafford Stadium
The home of Manchester United. If you have no intention of seeing a soccer match while in the city, you can book a tour of the stadium, which has a capacity of almost 75, 000. You’ll get the chance to walk through the player’s tunnel, see behind-the-scenes in the player’s dressing room and even sit in the manager’s seat.
Manchester Art Gallery
Admission to the Manchester Art Gallery is free and it’s open seven days a week. Housing more than 25, 000 pieces, including an Egyptian jar that dates back to 1100 BC and a selection of art from the 17th and 18th centuries.
For the best views of the city, head to Godlee Observatory. You can also book a tour through the Manchester Astronomical Society, or better yet, attend one of their meetings, which take place on Thursday evenings from 7pm and are open to the public.
Top Experiences For Visitors with Return Flights to Manchester
If you’re lucky enough to have booked your flights to Manchester and there’s a football match taking place, why not join in the excitement? Manchester United is regarded by many as the world’s biggest club and football matches in the city create an energy like no other.
Attend a Football Match
Tickets for Manchester United matches can be purchased on their official website. Take your seat alongside the team’s famous fans, the Red Devils and join in the chant of “Glory, Glory Man United” to get into the spirit of the event for an unforgettable experience. Not a Manchester United fan? Rally behind the Manchester City team instead.
With your tickets to Manchester, you get a free taste of China at the second-largest Chinatown in the UK (and the third-largest in Europe). There’s plenty of delicious food to eat, so make sure you go on an empty stomach.
Visit the Science and Industry Museum
The city is known for its achievements in the fields of science and industry, which this museum does a great job of showcasing. There are interactive exhibits for adults and kids, and demonstrations and talks offered on a regular basis. The museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm.