Flights from Manchester to London

Manchester to London

  • There are 58 flights a week from Manchester to London
  • £89 was the cheapest return price from Manchester to London last month
  • London is served by 6 airports. These are London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Southend, London Stansted.
  • The average flight time from Manchester to London is 1h
  • The most popular airline flying from Manchester to London last month was British Airways
  • 1 airline flies direct from Manchester to London
  • Manchester to London is 155 miles

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Flights from Manchester to London

This information is correct as of May 2015

Airlines that fly from Manchester to London

British Airways is currently the only airline flying from Manchester to London. You’ll never have trouble finding a flight: they operate around seven a day to London-Heathrow.

Terminal Information - Departing

British Airways fly from Terminal 3. There’s a small but functional selection of fashion, technology and duty free shops. There’s an Italian restaurant if you’re looking for a substantial meal, and three cafes if you would prefer a small bite. The airport also offers one hour of complementary Wi-Fi, perfect for checking your emails one last time before you fly. If you’re looking for a more relaxing experience you can book into the Escape Lounge. Prices start from £18.50 and, as well as unlimited Wi-Fi, you can enjoy free snacks and drinks.

Terminal Information - Arriving

Flights from Manchester usually land at Heathrow Terminal 5. Despite being a little further out of the way than the other terminals, it’s extremely well connected. Both the Heathrow Express and the Piccadilly Line (tube) run to the terminal. The fastest way to get into London is the Heathrow Express (it’s cheaper if you book your ticket in advance). The least expensive way to reach the city is via the tube. If you visit London a lot you should consider buying an Oyster card: they cost £5 and make travel in the city more economical.

Practical Information

You don’t need a passport to travel within the UK, but you will need some form of photographic ID: your driving license is fine. We recommend arriving no later than one hour before your scheduled departure time, ideally earlier. Leave extra time if you’re travelling to the airport during rush hour, if your flight is on a weekend, or if it’s the summer holidays. You don’t want your travel plans to be disrupted due to a traffic jam or a long queue at security.

What to expect in London

Prices in London are a lot higher than in Manchester. You can expect to pay about 10% more in restaurants, while general consumer goods are around 20% more expensive. Weather in London and Manchester is very similar, although London is a little bit warmer and a lot less rainy.

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