Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow

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Manchester to London Heathrow

  • There are 57 flights a week from Manchester to London Heathrow
  • The most popular airline flying from Manchester to London Heathrow last month was British Airways
  • Manchester to London Heathrow is 151 miles
  • The average flight time from Manchester to London Heathrow is 1h
  • 1 airline flies direct from Manchester to London Heathrow
  • £98 was the cheapest return price from Manchester to London Heathrow last month

Flights from Manchester to Heathrow

Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow Airport are available on a daily basis from British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Little Red from Terminal 3, this is the busiest flight route from Manchester.

Terminal Information

Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is located 30 minutes to the south of Manchester with good connections by road, rail and bus. Travelling to the airport by train is one of the most convenient options available as the train station is located within the grounds of the airport. Terminal 3 is a 7 minute walk from the station along a covered, moving walkway. It is advised that you arrive at the airport at least 1 hour before your departure time.

Check in for your flight is available online, via the British Airways app, the Virgin Atlantic mobile site or at the airport at the self-service or staffed desks within the check in hall. If you are travelling with luggage to go in to the hold you can either check in at the staffed desk or take it to one of the bag drops.

Within the departures lounge of Terminal 3 there are a small number of shops and places to eat whilst waiting for your flight to Heathrow. You will find Biza, Dixons, Boots, Swatch, Accessorize, Costa, Trattoria Milano, The Lion & Antelope, Pork & Pickle, Upper Crust and Caffe Nero. One hour of free WiFi is available throughout the airport.

Heathrow Airport

Heathrow is the busiest airport in the UK, located 20 miles to the west of London. The airport has four terminals and British Airways flights from Manchester fly into Terminal 5. M&S Simply Food and WHSmith are both available in the arrivals lounge of the terminal as well as a number of transport options to reach your destination.

Reaching central London from the airport is made easy with the Heathrow Express train which runs from Terminal 5 into London Paddington. Trains run every 15 minutes and it takes just over 15 minutes to reach London. Terminal 5 has its own London Underground station with regular services to Piccadilly Circus available, tickets can be purchased from the station and it takes just over an hour to reach London. Car rental, buses and taxis are also available from the airport terminal.

Practical Information

Although a passport is not required for domestic flights within the UK you will be required to show photographic ID. Acceptable forms of ID include a passport, driving licence or Citizencard. Children under the age of 16 do not need to provide any ID.

What to expect in London

When arriving in London the key differences you will experience are the cost, and the size of the city. Most things are more expensive than in Manchester, especially when it comes to accommodation and eating out. Although there are a number of free attractions you will find you end up spending time and money travelling around the various areas of London to reach them.


Hotels in London

Car hire in London Heathrow