Flights from Canberra to Manchester

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Named one of Lonely Planet's top 10 destinations to visit in the world, there's no reason not to visit this bustling English city. Check out Webjet's latest deals, find a flight that suits your budget and get ready to discover for yourself what makes Manchester so great!

Manchester Guide

Need to Know About Manchester

This bustling city with a rich history, is renowned for its culture, music festivals, football, and entertainment. You simply cannot be bored in Manchester, as there are plenty of things to see and do, from historical sites to nightclubs. If you are a fan of gothic architecture then prepare yourself to be absorbed by the lavish masterpiece of John Rylands Library and Manchester Cathedral. Travel through time at the Museum of Science and Industry at the Castlefield Heritage Park where you can explore railway viaducts and 18th-century canal systems. For art lovers, there is the Manchester Art Gallery and Whitworth. Of course, you cannot go to Manchester without visiting the National Football Museum, where you can learn about the beginnings of this fantastic game. If you want to get active or just have a pleasant stroll through nature, there are Hollingworth Lake, Heaton Park, and Sale Water park


When is the Best Time Visit Manchester?

The best time to book cheap airfares to Manchester is summer. From June to August the temperature is mild and pleasant. In addition, during this period there are some interesting festivals to enjoy. However, we should warn you that this is peak tourist season and that there are many tourists. Watch out for high rates for airfares to Manchester during this period, as well as, high hotel rates. If you want to avoid the crowd, you should book flights to Manchester during September or from March to May. Yes, the weather is colder, but hotel prices are also lower. The even more budget-friendly option is to look for cheap airfares to Manchester during winter by using Webjet.


Travelling to Manchester Airports

Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is the place where your flights to Manchester arrive. It is an international airport and you will quickly get to the city centre, as it is only 14 km from it. One of the popular transportation options is the train. It runs every 10 minutes from Manchester airport, and you should get to the city centre in 20 minutes. An affordable way of transport from Manchester Airport is going by trams. They depart every 12 minutes. If you want to travel without the hustle of carrying your luggage, then you can take a taxi, which costs around GBP 30 (NZD 59). There are also night buses, in case you book cheap flights to Manchester which arrive late at night.


What to do in Manchester

John Rylands Library

If you have booked flights to Manchester you must visit John Rylands Library, even if you don't like reading. You won't even think that it is a library at the first glance. This glorious Victorian Gothic building resembles more to a castle. You will fall in love with its external appearance, but even better are the treasures that it hides inside. Besides old manuscripts and other fantastic collections, its interior is a perfect match to the outer beauty of the library.

Museum of Science and Industry

Book cheap flights to Manchester and go back in time at the Museum of Science and Industry. As you know, the Industrial Revolution is an important part of Manchester’s history and here you can refresh your knowledge and have a blast exploring the world’s oldest railway station. Or get inspired and visit one of the many interactive science festivals that are held here.

Heaton Park

Heaton Park offers a lot more than a regular walk. It has many wonderful historic attractions and exciting activities for all ages. You can visit the Animal Centre, the Tram Museum or one of many fantastic cafes. There are also golf courses and you can even go horse riding. You can go to fantastic outdoor concerts that are held here every year.

National Football Museum

One of the main attractions for tourists who want to book airfares to Manchester is the National Football Museum. It doesn’t matter if you are a fan or not, you will certainly enjoy a visit to this fantastic museum. Here you will find one of the biggest football collections in the world, and you can explore the past and the present of this well-known, but still a fascinating sport.


Getting Around Manchester

It is very easy to get around in Manchester, as it has an organised transport system. Most of the attractions in the city centre you can explore on foot. If you want to go farther, then there is a free hop-on, hop-off bus. The fastest way of getting around is the Metrolink. The budget-friendly option is to buy a System One Travel card, which enables you to get from the bus to tram as many times as you like. If you want an exciting experience and a different perspective of the city then travel by Water taxis.