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Flights to Manchester

Direct flights to Manchester with Virgin Atlantic

Explore England's "gateway to the north" with one of Virgin Atlantic's direct flights to Manchester. Fly direct to Manchester from Atlanta, Boston, Las Vegas, New York, Orlando, and San Francisco and discover a city rich with musical history, football rivalries and independent shops that will leave you bursting with inspiration. See below for more information on all of our direct flights to Manchester.

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Flight information

Manchester Flight Information

  • Fly direct to Manchester from Atlanta, Boston, Las Vegas, New York, Orlando, and San Francisco.
  • Choose from our three cabins: Upper class, Premium*, and Economy.
  • Virgin Atlantic now offers three economy classes: Economy Delight, Economy Classic, and Economy Light. 
  • Meals, drinks, and snacks are included on all of our flights to Manchester.
  • Enjoy over 300 hours of inflight entertainment on all flights to Manchester including blockbuster movies and award winning television series. 
  • Baggage allowance varies by cabin. 1 checked bag is included with an Economy Classic or Economy Delight ticket. Checked baggage is not included with an Economy Light ticket, however you may purchase additional baggage. 2 pieces of checked luggage are included with a Premium ticket and 3 pieces are included with an Upper Class ticket. 
  • All Virgin Atlantic flights to Manchester arrive in Terminal 2. Manchester Airport is situated about 8 miles south of the Manchester city center. Direct trains run from the airport station which is located between terminals 1 and 2. You can take the train to Manchester Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations for only £4 and the trip only takes about 20 minutes. 
  • *Premium cabin not available on our routes that fly the Airbus A330-200 but will be added soon.

    Flight routes

    Manchester Flight Routes

    Atlanta to Manchester

    • We fly direct to Manchester (MAN) from Atlanta (ATL)

    • Our flight from Atlanta to Manchester runs daily throughout the year

    • The flight time from Atlanta to Manchester is approximately 8 hours

    • The Atlanta to Manchester flight departs at 19:10 and arrives at 8:20 the next day

    Boston to Manchester

    • We fly direct to Manchester (MAN) from Boston (BOS)

    • Our flight from Boston to Manchester runs twice a week during our summer schedule

    • The flight time from Boston to Manchester is approximately 6 hours and 35 minutes

    • The Boston to Manchester flight departs at 17:25 and arrives at 05:00 the next day

    Las Vegas to Manchester

    • We fly direct to Manchester (MAN) from Las Vegas (LAS)

    • Our flight from Las Vegas to Manchester runs twice a week during our summer schedule

    • The flight time from Las Vegas to Manchester is approximately 9 hours and 35 minutes

    • The Las Vegas to Manchester flight departs at 16:35 and arrives at 10:10 the next day

    Orlando to Manchester

    • We fly direct to Manchester (MAN) from Orlando (MCO)

    • Our flight from Orlando to Manchester runs daily. A second flight is added on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday during our summer schedule

    • The flight time from Orlando to Manchester is approximately 8 hours

    • The Orlando to Manchester flight departs at 18:30 and arrives at 07:35 the next day

    New York (JFK) to Manchester

    • We fly direct to Manchester (MAN) from New York City (JFK)

    • Our flight from New York City to Manchester runs daily

    • The flight time from New York City to Manchester is approximately 6 hours and 45 minutes

    • The New York City to Manchester flight departs at 19:10 and arrives at 06:55 the next day

    San Francisco to Manchester

    • We fly direct to Manchester (MAN) from San Francisco (SFO)

    • Our flight from San Francisco to Manchester runs 3 days a week during our summer schedule

    • The flight time from San Francisco to Manchester is approximately 10 hours and 25 minutes

    • The San Francisco to Manchester flight departs at 16:00 and arrives at 10:25 the next day

    Discover Manchester

    Discover Manchester

    Located 2 hours north of London, Manchester is one of the most exciting cities to visit in the UK. This northern city is an incredible hub for live music, sport, shopping, and more. The Victorian architecture combined with a youthful, diverse, and energetic population makes Manchester a must-see destination on your next trip to England.

    See our destination guide for our amazing recommendations on the best things to do in Manchester.

    Weather

    Weather in Manchester

    Manchester has a mild climate with the warmest months being July and August where the temperature averages around 68°F and the coldest months being December, January and February where the temperatures average around 42°F. Manchester averages around 150 days a year with rain. 

    Flight connections

    Manchester Flight Connections

    Virgin Atlantic can connect you to multiple destinations beyond Manchester with our codeshare Flybe. Flybe connection flights through Manchester can be booked directly through the Virgin Atlantic website. Connecting destinations include Amsterdam, Belfast, Paris, Edinburgh, Milan, and more. 

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    Manchester destination guide

    See our guide on the top things to do in Manchester. Excellent shopping, dining, and entertainment awaits you.

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    Beyond Manchester

    Discover exciting destinations beyond Manchester within driving distance. Explore the Lake district, Liverpool, Leeds, Scotland, and more.

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