Airfare to Manchester, England
Historically, Manchester is most famous for being the ‘birthplace of the Industrial Revolution’. Currently, it’s best known as England’s ‘second city’ and home to a number of cultural attractions. Sports is an important part of life in Manchester – the city boasts both the Manchester United football team and the Lancashire County Cricket Club.
Airfare to Manchester will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into London, England. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills Europe airlines. Sky Europe, Jet2.com, Flybe and more fly to Manchester. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London, England; Frankfurt, Germany; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on Europe low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. British Airways is the national airline. However, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus and other airlines also stop in Manchester.
The most expensive air tickets to Manchester are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into London, England and traveling overland to Manchester via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Manchester, check out BootsnAll’s Manchester Travel Guide.