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|Cheapest return price for the current month||from $3,987|
|Cheapest return price over next 6 months||from $1,544|
|Cheapest month||November 2022|
|Most expensive month||June 2022|
|Average flight time||23h 55m|
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Manchester has developed into a world stage for the arts. The city hosts the biennial Manchester International Festival with a diverse programme of theatre, dance, music and more. Sports-mad travellers have reasons to book flights to Manchester too. Catch a thrilling duel between old rivals England and Australia at Emirates Old Trafford, or visit the largest club football stadium in the UK, Old Trafford, which is home to Manchester United FC. Manchester’s club scene is legendary and whatever beat you dance to, the nightlife offers something for everyone, from the hipster bars of the Northern Quarter to the glitz and glamour of Spinningfields. This city is hip, edgy and cool with loads of excellent pubs and restaurants, not to mention microbreweries serving award winning pints. If you like your food hot, treat yourself to a delicious rogan josh or jalfrezi on the Curry Mile. The Northern Quarter is where you will find vintage clothing stores, quirky local designers, and independent coffee shops.
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The best time to visit Manchester
Manchester is lovely during the summer from June to August, when the weather is mild and the city’s calendar is brimming with public concerts and special events. The ParkLife festival takes place each June, attracting thousands of music fans to the city. Skip the summer crowds and and look at the city's off-seasons in spring and autumn. These periods see the opportunity to pick up cheap return Sydney to Manchester flights and affordable hotel rates. Christmas is magical in Manchester with European-style Christmas markets sprinkled across the city. The flip side is that the twinkling Christmas lights and festive atmosphere can push up prices. If you want to make your budget work harder then look to visit Manchester in winter - once the New Year festivities have died down. From January to February you can find cheap flights and special offers on accommodation.
Departing From Sydney
Sydney Airport (SYD) is the busiest airport in Australia. Airlines offering cheap airfares between Sydney and Manchester include Emirates, Qantas, Etihad, British Airways, Qatar and Cathay Pacific. There are currently no direct flights between Sydney and Manchester and stopover destinations range from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and London. Including time spent on layover, the travel time on flights from Sydney to Manchester is upwards of 23 hours.
Getting to Sydney Airport
Hop on the train and get from the city to the airport; you’ll arrive within 15 minutes. The T8 Airport Line leaves every 10 minutes from the CBD and runs from 5am to midnight. A single fare costs $14.30 AUD. Budget-conscious travellers can also take the bus. Route 400 connects the city to the airport and costs only $5.60 AUD per person. Ride-sharing services like Uber and metered taxis will get you from the city to your departure terminal in about 20 minutes. Expect to pay around $45 to $55 AUD for a taxi .
Where to Park at Sydney Airport
Sydney Airport has three parking alternatives. Whatever your itinerary, there is an option to suit your individual needs, be it short-term, long-term or premium.
- Blu Emu: The cheapest and most convenient parking option at Sydney Airport for flights to Manchester. The Bluu Emu is located 15 minutes’ walk away from the terminals and there is also a free 24-hour shuttle bus that can ferry you to the terminals. The weekly rate is $135 AUD.
- P3: The best option for short trips away. You'll save money with its discounted daily rates, and you'll be within short distance from the terminal building. Rates start from $50 AUD for 24 hours.
Arriving in Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport (MAN) has three terminals transporting 22 million passengers to 210 worldwide destinations each year. Manchester Airport has won prestigious industry recognition for customer service and holds the title of 'Best UK Airport' for 2018.
How to Get from Manchester Airport to Your Manchester Hotel or Accommodation
Manchester Airport (MAN) is 13 kilometres from the city’s CBD. It is connected with a train service, which is a quick and affordable options for those wanting to make their way into the the city. The train runs from the airport to Manchester Piccadilly station in the city centre. The trip takes about 20 minutes and a single off-peak ticket costs around £4 GBP ($7.26 AUD). Trains run every 10 minutes, 7 days a week. An alternative to the train is Metrolink tram service. With more than 90 stops, the Metrolink connects all parts of Manchester. Tickets are available from machines on every platform and the trams run every 12 minutes. If you have time on your side, hop on the Skyline 24-hour bus service. Bus routes 43 and 105 link Manchester Airport to the city centre. Ticket prices start from £2.40 GBP ($4.20 AUD) and the journey will take upwards of 45 minutes. If you are looking for a door-to-door option, head straight to the taxi rank. A fleet of licensed black cab taxis operates from Manchester Airport and there os a taxi rank outside each terminal. The ride from the airport to the CBD costs about £30 GBP ($53 AUD).
Things to do in Manchester
Manchester has undergone something of a renaissance, emerging as the culture capital of the north of England. Make a date to pop into one of a number of galleries and museums with impressive collections. Art-lovers can head to The Whitworth to look upon significant works by William Blake and J.M.W. Turner, and the Manchester Art Gallery has an outstanding collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings. The Museum of Science and Industry celebrates Manchester's role as a pioneering industrial city and houses the world's oldest railroad station. Pay homage to the beautiful game and swing by the National Football Museum. Manchester is a city that loves a good time and one of the biggest parties is Parklife, held in June. This weekend of non-stop dance music features a stellar lineup of top artists and DJs. Hedonistic club-loving visitors can book their cheap flights and get their groove on. The Trafford Centre is one of the largest shopping destinations in Europe with more than 280 shops. Dip into department stores, speciality shops and luxury boutiques.