Flights from Manchester to Santorini (Thira)

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Manchester to Santorini (Thira)

  • There are 5 flights a week from Manchester to Santorini (Thira)
  • Manchester to Santorini (Thira) is 1,775 miles
  • The average flight time from Manchester to Santorini (Thira) is 4h
  • 3 airlines fly direct from Manchester to Santorini (Thira)
  • £197 was the cheapest return price from Manchester to Santorini (Thira) last month
  • The most popular airline flying from Manchester to Santorini (Thira) last month was easyJet

This information is correct as of February 2016

Airlines that fly from Manchester to Santorini

Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways and easyJet all offer direct flights from Manchester to Santorini.

Terminal Information – Departing

This is only a guideline. Always check your boarding pass for up-to-date terminal information.

Thomas Cook and easyJet fly from Terminal 1. Enjoy browsing high-street fashion chains like Monsoon, Fatface and Boux Avenue or stock up on little luxuries at Biza Duty Free. There's a WH Smith where you can pick-up your in-flight reading (and giant Toblerones) and a Travelex in case you need to sort out your travel money. If you're hungry you can sit down for lunch at high-street favourite Giraffe, enjoy some Mediterranean cuisine at Cafe Balzar, or have a quick coffee and panini at Starbucks. Bar MCR and The Grain Loft are ideal for a pre-flight tipple, whether you're in the mood for cocktails and tapas or a glass of craft beer.

Thomson Airways fly from Terminal 2. There are fewer shops in the departure lounge, although you can splash a bit of cash in airport favourites such as Boots, Dixons Travel, Biza Duty Free and WH Smith. Grab a bite at Frankie & Benny's or Burger King before enjoying a pre-flight tipple in the Observatory Bar, or just grab a quick on-the-go coffee at Caffe Nero or Broderick's.

Terminal Information – Arriving

There's only one airport at Santorini Airport. There's a bus which runs between the airport and Thira bus station, where you can find local buses to other towns on the island. Single bus tickets cost €2* (about £1.55). Bus timetables in Santorini can be quite unreliable, so most visitors opt for private transfers instead. Many hotels in Santorini offer airport pick-up and drop-off. Some offer this service for free, others charge a small fee. There are also a wide number of private transfer companies, as well as a taxi rank just outside the terminal. Cabs are metered: as a guideline you can expect to pay around €10-14* (roughly £8-£11) for the ride into Thira. Car hire is available at Santorini Airport, and is a good option if you really want to explore the island. Remember you can compare car hire deals with Skyscanner to find the best prices for your trip dates.

Practical Information

You need a valid passport to fly from Manchester to Santorini. Try to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight's scheduled departure time.

What to expect in Santorini

Santorini is two hours ahead of Manchester and the currency is the Euro (€). As you would expect, the weather in Santorini is a lot better than Manchester. During the summer you can expect an average temperature of 26°C, so stock up on sunscreen at the airport. If you're visiting during the winter the temperature is a mild 12°C with a lot more sunshine than Manchester experiences at that time of year. Prices in Santorini are slightly lower than Manchester, but don't go expecting a budget holiday. A mid-range meal for two will still set you back around £31*, while a pint of local beer costs around £3.10*.

*Prices subject to change

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