Known to many as the 'capital of the north', Manchester is beloved for its passion, innovative spirit and cultural legacy. Enjoy an unforgettable UK holiday in this dynamic city. Read more...
Manchester Airport (MAN)
Flights from Australia to Manchester will disembark at Manchester Airport.
Manchester Airport (MAN) is located south of central Manchester in Ringway, a location that gives the airport its unofficial name. The airport has two runways and three terminals and won the Travel Weekly Globe Award for Best Airport in 2008.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Manchester Airport. Book your Manchester Airport accommodation.
Getting to Manchester
There are many airlines that offer flights to London from Australia that involve a stopover in a third destination. Flights from Sydney or Melbourne via Dubai or Abu Dhabi take between 23 and 30 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Manchester
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Manchester from Australia include:
- Air France
- British Airways
- Scandinavian Airlines
- Swiss International Air Lines
- Virgin Atlantic
For more on Manchester holidays check out our Manchester travel guide.
Looking for more than just a flight? A Manchester holiday package includes flights, accommodation, and often other extras like tours or car hire. View our Manchester holiday packages.
As London's brother in the North West, Manchester is one of England's larger cities, home to the biggest airport outside of the capital and a place of great passion. Arguably its best known asset is the world-famous sporting team, Manchester United. The city also hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2002. Naturally, sport is very much a part of the city - but it's not the only thing. Manchester is also a significant hub for art and music with a number of galleries and a flourishing music scene that has produced the likes of Oasis, Joy Division and The Smiths.
A big part of Manchester's cosmopolitan appeal stems from its incredibly diverse population. Not only does the city's population range in ethnicities, but Manchester is also home to a number of university students and a large gay community. As such the city is regarded to be incredibly open minded, welcoming and is home to a dynamic nightlife and lively festivals including Manchester Pride.
But it hasn't always been the vibrant and modern city it is today. Manchester has a rich heritage dating back to Roman times. The city also played a significant part in the industrial revolution and for much of its history was very much an industrial town. As a result, Manchester's historic architecture and museums are considered great highlights of the city.