Cheap flights to Manchester

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Flights to Manchester in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 2% potential price rise
Cheapest inOctoberBest time to find cheap flights, 0% potential price drop
Average priceR9 582Average for return flights in November 2021
Return fromR7 358From Johannesburg to Manchester
One-way fromR4 545One-way flight from Johannesburg to Manchester (MAN)

Cheap flights to Manchester in November, December 2021

The best prices found for MAN flights for November, December
Dec 4 - Dec 20
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MAN

Manchester

1 stop

36h 00m
MAN

Manchester

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

30h 20m
R842

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 11/25/21

Dec 2 - Dec 20
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MAN

Manchester

1 stop

17h 10m
MAN

Manchester

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

24h 25m
R5 864

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 11/25/21

Dec 3 - Dec 20
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MAN

Manchester

1 stop

16h 00m
MAN

Manchester

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

30h 20m
R6 118

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 11/25/21

Manchester 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Manchester found for this year
Dec 4 - Dec 20
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MAN

Manchester

1 stop

36h 00m
MAN

Manchester

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

30h 20m
R842

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 11/25/21

Dec 2 - Dec 20
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MAN

Manchester

1 stop

17h 10m
MAN

Manchester

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

24h 25m
R5 864

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 11/25/21

Dec 3 - Dec 20
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MAN

Manchester

1 stop

16h 00m
MAN

Manchester

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

30h 20m
R6 118

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 11/25/21

Last minute flights to Manchester

Late deals on return flights to Manchester, departing today and this week
Dec 4 - Dec 20
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MAN

Manchester

1 stop

36h 00m
MAN

Manchester

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

30h 20m
R842

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 11/25/21

Dec 2 - Dec 20
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MAN

Manchester

1 stop

17h 10m
MAN

Manchester

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

24h 25m
R5 864

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 11/25/21

Dec 3 - Dec 20
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MAN

Manchester

1 stop

16h 00m
MAN

Manchester

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

30h 20m
R6 118

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 11/25/21

Can I fly to Manchester from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Manchester

Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Manchester.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Manchester.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Manchester.

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Managed quarantine package for Scotland - All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package - All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Can I fly back to South Africa from Manchester?

Returning to South Africa from Manchester

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Manchester must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Manchester are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Manchester?

The cheapest ticket to Manchester found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

R9 344

February

R9 789

March

R9 439

April

R9 948

May

R9 249

June

R9 598

July

R9 614

August

R10 218

September

R10 107

October

R9 439

November

R9 392

December

R10 885

Currently, May is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Manchester. Flying to Manchester in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Manchester?

Average Manchester flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

ZA1 - MAN

Price

R9 252 - R16 682

MAN

Temperature

4 - 17 °C

MAN

Precipitation

50 - 90 mm

Peak season:

In terms of weather and outdoor entertainment, the best time to fly to Manchester would probably be between the months of June and September. If you’re planning on flying to Manchester for the Great Manchester Run, keep in mind that you’ll have to make your bookings well in advance, and you’ll also be paying a lot more for flights and accommodation in order to see this event. If you’re okay with some light rain showers, then you may want to consider spring and autumn for flying to Manchester, since these seasons are known for their pleasant weather and the accompanying cheaper flight prices.

Off season:

From mid-June through the end of December, Manchester has its off season with regards to tourism. This means that from the end of autumn through spring you’ll be capable of finding the cheapest flights to Manchester. Book early enough and you might just be able to get away with an absolute steal of a deal. Just keep in mind that the Manchester Literature Festival runs during the month of October, and if you’d like to attend it, you’d be doing yourself a favor by booking your flight tickets and accommodation well in advance in order to avoid overpaying for late bookings.

When is the best time to book a flight to Manchester?

In general, flight prices to Manchester are at their lowest during the months of December through April, steadily increasing as spring sets in. The prices of flight tickets are bound to go up over the Christmas and New Years’ period, so if you’re keen on booking a festive celebration’s flight to Manchester, be sure to book well in advance.  The best way to find the cheapest flights to Manchester, however, is by being flexible with your travel dates, which may even see you scoring some great deals around the peak season!

Which day is cheapest to fly to Manchester?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Manchester. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Manchester?

At the moment, flights at midday are likely to offer the best value for money for your Manchester trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

Whether it’s a small music festival or a Premiership football match, there’s constantly something breaking on the Manchester scene. The ‘Original Modern City’ has a somewhat contagious vibe, cultural diversity that’s almost captivating, and architectural marvels, which simply refuse to be ignored. If you’re taking a cheap flight to Manchester for the first time, you’ll revel in the fact that this city always promises its visitors a one-of-a-kind adventure to be had!

How long is the flight to Manchester?

Johannesburg to Manchester 13 hours, 15 minutes
Durban to Manchester             16 hours, 15 minutes
Cape Town to Manchester      14 hours, 30 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Manchester?

Etihad Airways, Emirates, Royal Air Maroc, British Airways, and Air Berlin are among some of the most popular airlines which operate cheap flights to Manchester. Some of these airlines offer direct flights to Manchester while others require you to take a connecting flight to your destination. British Airways, for instance, provide their passengers with complimentary food and drinks on board their flights to Manchester, but you may find that flight prices are more affordable with airlines that do not provide these luxuries. Keep in mind that there are plenty of cheap flights to Manchester, so compare the airlines which resonate with your needs and then play around with dates, you may just find one day to be a lot cheaper than the other in terms of flight prices.

How do you get from the airport to the city center?

Visitors that wish to make their way to the city center from the Manchester airport can make use of the central Trainline, which runs straight to the city center. You can also use one of the coaches, which run from the airport to Manchester’s city center. The tram is a good alternative for getting from the airport into the heart of the city, but you can also opt to use one of the many taxis parked outside of the arrival terminals.

What is good to know if travelling to Manchester?

  • For a little retail therapy, try heading down to the Old Trafford Center, boasting over 200 shops, ranging from high-end to the quaintest souvenir outlets!
  • Foodies should try swinging by the Lowry Hotel, Harvey Nicholls, the Market Restaurant, and the Soup Kitchen in Manchester for some of the best eats in town.
  • Castlefield, designated as an ‘Urban Heritage Park” showcases some of the most beautifully restored Victorian houses along the old canals. You’ll also be able to view the reconstructed Roman Fort while you’re here. Other great sites include the Bridgewater Canal, sitting quietly alongside the other old warehouses which have been restored and revamped into restaurants, hotels, and offices.
  • To escape the hustle and bustle of the city, visitors can explore some 600-acres of greenery in Heaton Park, the biggest one of its kind in Manchester and one of Europe’s largest municipal parks. You may also want to consider seeing Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden, renowned for great picnic spots.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Manchester?

If you book a flight to Manchester, you will be flying into Manchester, which is the city’s only airport. Manchester (MAN) is located 14,4 km from the centre of Manchester.

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