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Flights to Manchester

Manchester knows how to party. So let the good times roll

A lively, fun city, Manchester’s long been famed for its music scene. Now literature, food and drink festivals also fill the cultural calendar. The city boasts world-class sport, shopping and theatre too. If you fancy hitting the bars, Canal Street is the liveliest part of the city.

The bold mix of old and new, as Manchester’s industrial heritage meets cutting edge waterfront developments, makes the city great just to wander around. Or head to the inspiring mountainous landscape of the Lake District and recharge your batteries. 

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Our Manchester video guide

Featuing Ubris, the Lowry, Imperial War Museum North, Manchester Royal Exchange, Old Trafford, the Trafford Centre and the Lake District.

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Explore the canals

The waterways, once Manchester’s industrial heart, are still an important and popular part of the city. Cruise the Ship Canal or wet your whistle at a waterside bar.

A night at the dogs

Enjoy a traditional Mancunian pastime during your trip to Manchester and watch a race at the Bell Vue Greyhound Stadium. If you don’t fancy a flutter, just soak up the atmosphere people watching.

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Local information

Airport guide

Before you take off, be sure to take a look at our Manchester Airport guide.

Flight duration

The flight time to Manchester from New York is approximately 6 hours and 30 minutes.

Local currency

The local currency in Manchester is the Pound (GBP).

Local transportation

One of the most popular forms of transportation in Manchester is the Manchester Metrolink, a light rail tram system consisting of 7 lines and 93 stops. There is also the Manchester Metroshuttle which is a free bus system which can connect you with the main shopping districts, train stations, and business areas.

Electricity

The voltage in Manchester is about 230 volts and the 3 pronged British plugs are used here.

Visa information

Visit our dedicated UK visa page for more information on the travel documents you will need.

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