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Flights to Manchester

Set off on a direct flight to Manchester with Virgin Atlantic and discover England’s “Capital of the North”, a city with culture, history and football. Fly to Manchester (MAN) in the UK and explore this progressive city for yourself.

Visit the city that’s had more than its fair share of football glory, home to not one but two premier league winners. Take a trip to the iconic football stadiums: Old Trafford, home to Manchester United, and Etihad Stadium, home to Manchester City, learn about their long-standing rivalry and maybe even pick a side.

If football is not your thing, book a tour at Cloudwater Brew Co. – a must visit for beer enthusiasts or stop by The Arndale for a bit of shopping. If you’re around during winter, don’t miss the festive annual Christmas Market and sample international cuisine or shop for gifts handcrafted by local producers.

Book your flight to Manchester with Virgin Atlantic today, and experience all that this exciting UK destination has to offer. 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 Los Angeles.
  • 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. 












    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 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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