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Make for Manchester in the north west of England to catch a blockbuster match the city’s two world-famous football teams; to explore its history as an industrial powerhouse; or to discover more of the region, such as the Lake or Peak Districts. Manchester is a major metropolis with attractions that appeal to all travellers, from die-hard football fanatics to culture-vultures, families and even solo travellers. Book cheap flights from Melbourne to Manchester and guarantee you touch down with some extra spending money in your hip-pocket. Use these savings to pick up a souvenir from the National Football Museum, upgrade your flight’s seating class, or dine out at one of the city’s top restaurants.
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The best time to visit Manchester
The warmest time of year to visit Manchester is in July or August. These months however are also some of the most popular for visitors to Manchester, so make sure to book accommodation and flights in advance to get the best prices. The English Premier League season starts in August of every year so watch out for blockbuster match-ups - especially between the city’s two home teams, Manchester City and Manchester United. Winter brings pretty Christmas markets and festive atmosphere, and can be a great time to travel to Manchester on cheap airfares if you’re up for braving the cold. January and February tend to be Manchester’s dreariest months.
Departing From Melbourne
Flights to Manchester depart from Melbourne Airport (MEL), commonly called Tullamarine Airport. There are currently no direct routes and flights may include stopovers in Doha, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Dubai, depending on the carrier. Airlines that offer cheap airfares to Manchester include Emirates, Qantas, British Airways, Etihad and China Southern Airlines. Travel time can be more than 24 hours.
Getting to Melbourne Airport
Getting to MEL from Melbourne’s CBD can take 30 minutes in light traffic. You should plan on arriving at least two hours early for your international to Manchester Airport. Taxis and Uber will get you to the airport comfortably with one-way fares ranging from $65 to $115 AUD. For a quick and economical journey to the airport, catch the SkyBus at Southern Cross Station. The short 20-minute ride will cost $19 AUD.
Parking at Melbourne Airport
Melbourne Airport has a variety of parking options for those choosing to leave their car at the airport while off on their holiday to Manchester. Some car parks can be booked in advance for extra savings.
Where to Park at Melbourne Airport
• Valet Parking: Puts you closest to the terminals and makes for quick travels. There’s no need to pre-book your valet parking, simply pull up to the 24 hour Valet service on level 2 on the Terminal 1 end. Or if you’re flying from MEL to MAN with Virgin Australia, you can enjoy a private Valet entrance located at the Terminal 3 end of level 2. Simply hand over your keys, and begin your Manchester holiday. A weeklong stay in the Valet Parking can cost $198 AUD.
• At Terminal Car Park: Includes covered parking and a short 3-5 minute walk to the International Terminal. Your pre-booked slot for a week’s stay at the At Terminal Car Park can cost $141 AUD.
• LongTerm Car Park: The most economical parking option for your trip to Manchester Airport is at the LongTerm Car Park. The uncovered spaces include 24 hour monitoring and free shuttle service to the terminals. A weeklong stay at the LongTerm Car Park can cost $77 AUD.
Arriving in Manchester
Flights from Melbourne land at Manchester Airport (MAN), the international airport located in the Greater Manchester region.
How to Get from Manchester Airport to Your Manchester Hotel or Accommodation
Manchester Airport is located 14 kilometres south of the city. Follow the signs to catch the TransPennine Express or the Northern Rail lines to get to Manchester Piccadilly station. The 20-minute journey costs about £4 GBP ($7.26 AUD). Local bus number 43 will get you to the city centre in about 30 minutes and the fare is £4 GBP ($7.26 AUD). A shuttle bus departs Manchester Airport every 25 minutes. A single rider ticket is £25 GBP ($45.50 AUD). Arrow cabs and black cabs are on-hand 24 hours a day. The short ride from Manchester airport to the city centre runs at about £30 GBP ($54.50 AUD).
Things to do in Manchester
Manchester is brimming with attractions and landmarks that ensure visitors get their fix of local culture and history. Admire the architecture of the Manchester Cathedral and head inside to discover its stained-glass windows, masonry details and intricate wood carvings that date back to the days of Henry V. Take a trip to Egypt with a visit to the Manchester Museum. Among the museum’s collection of more than 1600 artefacts, you’ll find 20 mummies that were uncovered in Luxor and Thebes. Feel the thrill of the ice luge or test your ski and snowboarding skills at Chill Factore. The indoor slope at this snow-centre is the largest in the United Kingdom; take advantage of the special evening rates or pre-book your turn down the slope once you’ve secured your airfares to Manchester. for discounts and deals. Give your feet a break and take in the woodworks and ancient books within the Chatham Library. More than 100,000 books call this library home, with some dating back as far as 1421. The Chatham Library is one of the most compete medieval structures in England and is a favoured place for history and archaeology enthusiasts.