Flight time: 50 mins*

Avg. temperatures: 4 to 16°C

Currency: Pound (£)

Time: GMT +0 hours

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Welcome to Manchester, the perfect city break destination.

Set in the heart of North West England, Manchester is one of the most vibrant cities in the UK. Offering great value for money, the city welcomes visitors from all over the world with its fine traditions of culture, music, sport and top class events.

Whether you are looking for a cultural break, full of historic homes, art galleries and museums, a pampering holiday with spa treatments, locally sourced food and beautiful landscaped gardens or a day out with the family, going behind the scenes at a football stadium, sliding down giant snow slopes or learning about the city’s heritage, Manchester has it all.

With so many cultures rubbing shoulders with each other, it’s no surprise that Manchester has a great reputation for food and drink. You’ll find cuisine from practically every nation and to suit any budget, from high-class dining to top-notch takeaways.

A visit to Manchester would not be complete without exploring some of the top bars, clubs and meeting places. Each area of Manchester boasts their own unique style and collection of bars, pubs and nightclubs. Whether you want to sip on cocktails in Spinningfields, drink local brewed ales in the Northern Quarter or a night on the tiles in Castlefield, there is something for every taste and pocket.

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Book ATOL protected flights and hotels from or to Southampton Airport.

Getting there

Fly direct to Manchester from Southampton Airport with Flybe. With only an hour’s flight time, whether it’s a weekend trip, holiday or for business, it is super easy to fly local. 

Transport from Manchester Airport

Once you arrive at Manchester Airport, it is only a 14 minute journey into the city via a direct train, or a 25 minute taxi or car drive. You can pre-book your taxi or car hire in advance. 

Manchester’s Metroshuttle, is a free bus service that connects you from the train stations to key accommodation, retail areas and attractions. There is also the Metrolink tram network to take you around the city centre and Greater Manchester districts.

Book tours and attractions

You can book all your Manchester tours and attractions in advance with our partner Get Your Guide.

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Top things to see and do

*All flight times are average and will vary.

Book your trip

Book ATOL protected flights and hotels from or to Southampton Airport.

Book your trip

Book ATOL protected flights and hotels from or to Southampton Airport.

Weather in Manchester

Jan 4°C
Feb 4°C
Mar 7°C
Apr 8°C
May 11°C
Jun 14°C
Jul 16°C
Aug 16°C
Sep 14°C
Oct 11°C
Nov 7°C
Dec 5°C

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