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The best prices from London to Manchester are usually found in April or May, booked 52 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Friday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from
London (LON) to Manchester (MAN)

LON - MAN
Price
£88 - £115
MAN
Temperature
7 - 21 °C
MAN
Rainfall
50 - 88 mm

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 10% potential price drop

Round-trip from

£88

From London to Manchester

One-way from

£20

One-way flight from London to Manchester

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from London to Manchester?

Sunday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from London to Manchester. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Manchester.

How far in advance should I book a flight from London to Manchester?

To save up to 67% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 48 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from London to Manchester from £120 1-2 weeks out and tickets from £165 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from London to Manchester?

Flights from London to Manchester lean towards being more expensive in January. Prices are generally better when you fly from London to Manchester in April, with the cheapest ticket starting at £77.

When is the cheapest time to fly from London to Manchester (LON - MAN)?

It’s optimal to fly from London to Manchester in the afternoon. By choosing this option you can save up to 12% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at midday.

Cheap flights from London to Manchester in April, May 2021

22 Apr - 26 Apr
£47pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
MAN
Manchester
MAN
Manchester
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted
28 May - 11 Jun
£52pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
MAN
Manchester
MAN
Manchester
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted
20 Apr - 20 May
£53pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
MAN
Manchester
MAN
Manchester
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted

London to Manchester 2021 flight deals

22 Apr - 26 Apr
£47pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
MAN
Manchester
MAN
Manchester
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted
28 May - 11 Jun
£52pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
MAN
Manchester
MAN
Manchester
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted
20 Apr - 20 May
£53pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
MAN
Manchester
MAN
Manchester
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted

Direct flights to Manchester from London

2 Sep - 5 Sep
£88pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
MAN
Manchester
MAN
Manchester
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
3 Jul - 6 Jul
£89pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
MAN
Manchester
MAN
Manchester
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
7 May - 10 May
£90pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
MAN
Manchester
MAN
Manchester
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Last-minute flights from London to Manchester

20 Apr - 20 May
£53pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
MAN
Manchester
MAN
Manchester
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted
19 Apr - 26 Apr
£55pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
MAN
Manchester
MAN
Manchester
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted
19 Apr - 19 May
£56pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
MAN
Manchester
MAN
Manchester
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted

One-way flights to Manchester from London

02:45 - 03:25
Ryanair
1 stop
24h 40m
STN - MAN
Ryanair
£20
Gotogate
02:45 - 03:25
Ryanair
1 stop
24h 40m
STN - MAN
Ryanair
£21
Gotogate
02:30 - 19:20
Ryanair
1 stop
16h 50m
SEN - MAN
Ryanair
£24
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From London to Manchester

Manchester is the king of the cities in the north-west of England, famous for its industrial and musical heritage. Grand railway stations, glass museums and Neo-gothic libraries decorate the city centre. Meanwhile, urban parks and botanical gardens offer a splash of green. All this reels in over 1 million visitors a year, placing Manchester in the top 3 most-visited cities in the UK. But how to get there? Just hop on a direct flight at Heathrow Airport – the journey’s only an hour long.

Which airlines flying from London to Manchester have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

British Airways, Ryanair, and easyJet are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Are flight prices decreasing from London to Manchester due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both London and Manchester for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Can I find flights from London to Manchester for under £73 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to Manchester for under £73. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ryanair for just £47, but on average you can expect to pay £59.

Are there direct flights from London to Manchester for under £146 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London to Manchester under £146. A good price for a direct flight from London to Manchester is less than £96.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to Manchester for under £73?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London to Manchester within the next 7 days for less than £73.

What days are direct flights available from London to Manchester?

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday.

How many flights depart from London to Manchester on average per day?

1 flight departure from London to Manchester per day on average.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 100% of flight departures

Is London weather warmer or cooler than Manchester?

Expect the weather to be around 23 °C on average in July. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Manchester is generally colder than in London.

How long is the flight from London to Manchester?

Nice and quick – around 1 hour long.

Which airlines operate flights from London to Manchester?

British Airways offers direct flights. Other airlines such as KLM, Flybe and easyJet offer indirect flights, but they’re longer and more expensive.

How frequent are flights between London and Manchester?

There are up to 8 direct London to Manchester flights a day.

Which airports serve London and Manchester?

Direct flights run from Heathrow Airport. Can’t fly from there? You’ll have to opt for a flight with a stopover – they take off from London City Airport, Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport and London Luton Airport.

Which direct flight route between London and Manchester is cheapest?

The cheap flights from London to Manchester usually take off in the early morning or late evening. A cheap flight from London to Manchester delivers you to the lively industrial centre of England. You can learn about the city’s past at the Museum of Science and Industry and the People’s History Museum, or browse the ancient manuscripts in John Rylands Library. Then there are the churches – 13th-century Manchester Cathedral and the aptly-named The Hidden Gem. Meanwhile, Old Trafford and Manchester Arena are the heart of the city’s thriving football and music scene. Need a breath of fresh air? Manchester is just a stone’s throw away from the Peak District National Park – one of the most dramatic landscapes in England. Use our search engine to find cheap flights to Manchester.

How long does is the flight from London to Manchester?

British Airways can get you from London to Manchester in just under 1h. Your travel time will be generally consistent. There are 152 mi between London and Manchester. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from London to Manchester return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from London to Manchester from £48 return. You may be able to fly from London to Manchester for 51% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from London to Manchester one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as £20 on Ryanair.

Alternative routes for London to Manchester

Destination information for Manchester

Flight duration
1h 05m
Average temperature for April in Manchester
13.0 °C
Avg rainfall for April in Manchester
63.0 mm

Airports servicing London

Gatwick (LGW)
City (LCY)
Stansted (STN)
Luton (LTN)
Southend (SEN)

Airports servicing Manchester

Top 7 airlines flying from London to Manchester

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Ryanair
£74 £145 No cancel fee N/A
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British Airways
£102 £195 No cancel fee 70%
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easyJet
£138 £284 No cancel fee 86%
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Flybe
£181 £325 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Flybe. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Loganair
£210 £401 No cancel fee 79%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Loganair. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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KLM
£214 £467 No cancel fee 75%
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Aurigny Air
£383 £665 No cancel fee 78%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Aurigny Air. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Hourly flight availability from London to Manchester

Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 59% of LON to GB-MNC departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 40% of LON to GB-MNC departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of LON to GB-MNC departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of LON to GB-MNC departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from London to Manchester
Sunday
11 daily flights
Monday
10 daily flights
Tuesday
11 daily flights
Wednesday
11 daily flights
Thursday
11 daily flights
Friday
14 daily flights
Saturday
14 daily flights
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