Flights to Manchester

Find Cheap Flights to Manchester

Looking for cheap flights to Manchester, UK? Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic will get you there non-stop from Atlanta, Boston, Las Vegas, New York, Orlando, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Sure, London is nice, but Manchester—London’s younger and (dare we say it?) trendier sibling—is one of the UK’s hidden gems. And just in case our cheap flights to Manchester aren’t enticing enough, you might want to check out Manchester’s chic hotels, trendy vintage shopping markets and blossoming food and drink scene.

With all the charm of a British town and with the energy and excitement of a trendy and modern city, Manchester has everything you could want from a UK getaway. Soak in British culture with Manchester’s art galleries and museums. The best part? Manchester has dozens of free museums and art galleries for students! Enjoy a mid-day walk alongside Manchester’s canals or take a food tour and indulge in all the pop-up food shops. Want to explore more of the UK? We highly suggest you book as many day trips to Northern England as possible. You'll explore places like Liverpool, Lake District, Chester and York. Learn how the Beatles became a global phenomenon, hop on a river cruise, visit Alton Towers Theme Park & Resort and so much more. Plus, from Manchester, it’s just a quick 2-hour train ride to London, 3 hours to Bath or Edinburgh, or a quick 1-hour flight to Dublin, Ireland. Cheap flights and tons of eating and exploring? Yes, please!

Check out our top 7 reasons to visit Manchester or explore the Visit Manchester website for more things to do/see, upcoming events, places to stay, etc.

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Tips for visiting Manchester

Manchester Airports: Fly into the Manchester airport (MAN), conveniently located just outside of the city center. Once you land, you can take a train or tram straight from the airport to the city for just $4. (Trains come every 5-10 minutes to the main station, Manchester Piccadilly, and you can buy a ticket right at the airport.) Pro tip? Buy an all day off-peak tram card for just £5! We’ve teamed up with major airlines in the UK and Europe (British Airways and Iberia) as well as American airlines (United and American) so that you can get cheap flights to Manchester, no matter where you’re coming from.

Manchester Hotels: Enjoy all the comfort Manchester has to offer with our student discounts on Manchester hotels. With dozens of affordable student hotels in Manchester, you’ll have no problem finding a place to crash for the night. Try the Hotel Gotham, a chic hotel right in the heart of Manchester with a rooftop terrace. Looking for a good budget option? Princess St. Hotel is a beautiful hotel downtown, putting you close to all the buzz in the city at a fraction of the cost. The Double Tree Piccadilly is right next to Manchester’s main train station and just a quick tram or bus ride from city center. (Plus, 24-hour room service and free homemade cookies when you check in! What more could you want, honestly?)

Places to Visit in Manchester: With so many things to do, we guarantee you’ll be falling in love with Manchester faster than you can say “Cheers.” Shop ‘til you drop at the Levenshulme Market, a weekend street market stuffed with everything from vintage clothes and artisan coffee, to art and crafts from around the world, used books, fresh pastries and pizzas, live music, and more! Hoping to find Hogwarts during your stay in the UK? Test out your accio spells in the John Rylands, a library Hermione herself would totally get lost in. Or, learn how to make your own butterbeer and other Harry Potter themed drinks at the Crux Emporium.

Food and Drinks in Manchester Manchester, England has a vibrant up-and-coming food and drink scene. With dozens of hidden foodie gems and secret local bars, you’ll never go hungry here! Start with The Sip Club or Twenty Twenty Two for a taste of Manchester’s late-night scene, or chat with a few locals and discover your own hidden hangout. Need weeknight options for restaurants in Manchester? Taste it all, from pizza to pitas, in Mackie Mayor, an indoor open dining complex with dozens of food vendors. And before you leave, definitely don’t miss the cruffins—croissant muffins—at Pollen Bakery. (Just make sure you get there early: they tend to sell out super fast!)