Cheap Flights to Manchester
Known for its love of soccer, Manchester is a popular destination for sports enthusiasts. Manchester is also home to vibrant shopping areas and renowned theaters where you can see famous plays come to life. Flights to Manchester Airport (MAN), which about 9 miles from the center of the city, offer the easiest way to travel to Manchester. When you arrive, you'll be directly south of Wythenshawe, Manchester's largest district.
Manchester Airport (MAN)
Flights to Manchester are offered by Delta Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. There are three separate terminals within the airport. Terminals 1 and 2 are connected by a moving walkway while a covered walkway connects Terminals 1 and 3. All of the terminals have dining and shopping options. An elevated footpath connects the terminals to the airport's railway station and to the airport hotel.
To get to the center of the city, you can take the train, which connects to Manchester Piccadilly Station. The Metrolink will take you to the Cornbrook Station in St. George's area. The trip costs about $5 and can take up to 20 minutes. A 24-hour bus service and taxis can take you from the airport anywhere you need to go in Manchester. A taxi into town will cost between $30 and $45.
Attractions in Manchester
Spend an evening at the historic Palace Theatre where you can see a play or two. You can find famous artwork collections at the Currier Museum of Art. If you love learning about local history, Millyard Museum has interactive exhibits that teach you about Manchester's mill history.
For sports and music fans, the Verizon Wireless Arena hosts hockey games, circuses and special performances. If you want to spend some time shopping, the Trafford Centre has a variety of clothing stores, eateries and department stores. Market Street also has high-end retail stores while King Street is lined with designer fashion outlets. To get out of the hustle and bustle of the city, visit Livingston Park for a relaxing stroll through the trees. The park also has a public swimming pool, a playground for the kids and sports fields to stretch your legs and get a game together. Old Trafford stadium features a Manchester United museum where you can learn about the city’s famous team.
Manchester Travel Tips
From February to April, the Intu Trafford Centre hosts performances associated with the Chinese Lantern Festival, such as martial arts demonstrations. During one weekend in March, the Ramsbottom Choc Fest features everything chocolate, such as chocolate-dipped strawberries. From late March to early April, the FutureEverything arts festival is a two-day conference where artists come together to present their vision of the future. You can see world-class performances and artwork during this convention. The Manchester Literature Festival occurs during October.
The average dinner for two people at a mid-range restaurant in Manchester will set you back about $50. Street food favorites such as fish and chips, pizza and burgers can be found along major streets for much less.
Average temperatures in the area range from about 39 degrees Fahrenheit in January to 61 degrees in July.