Your next Belfast to Manchester weekend getaway awaits
You'll find Belfast to Manchester flights really hit the sweet spot for a weekend of sassy sightseeing or scintillating club action. Manchester is a metropolis now famed for its contemporary club culture, but it does also boast a long and varied history ripe for exploration. Take a peek at Roman ruins, quaint medieval relics and grandiose Gothic towers that punctuate its ever-changing skyline. You'll swoon over the funky fashions of King Street and the quirky wares on offer in the hipster-friendly Northern Quarter. There's also a booming global foodie scene with top-notch eateries on every street corner. What more could you really ask for on your Belfast to Manchester weekend getaway?
When can I book cheap flights to Manchester from Belfast?
Zipping across the Irish Sea for a weekend of Mancunian magic has become a real option as budget airfares have become more common, and Belfast to Manchester flights can have you in the heart of one of the UK's hippest cities in a jiffy. Some of the cheapest fares can be snagged for travel in June, when Manchester’s legendary music scene moves outdoors. Even Manchester's famously unpredictable weather can't dampen the spirits in this fantastic metropolis.
Arriving at Belfast City airport
George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD) offers the most frequent and convenient Belfast to Manchester flights and is just three miles from the city centre. Trains from Belfast Central and Victoria Street Stations call at nearby Sydenham train station every 20 minutes. From there, a shuttle bus service will whisk you off to the airport terminal. Airport Express bus 600 also operates every 30 minutes from the Belfast Europa Bus Centre.
Flying from Belfast to Manchester
With Belfast Manchester flights taking less than an hour, you'll just about have enough time to get comfortable before it's time to get ready to touch down. There are plenty of fuss-free low-cost options for flying. Flybe operates from Belfast City Airport while easyJet serves Manchester (MAN) with regular flights from Belfast International.
Getting from the airport to Manchester
You'll be in the heart of lively central Manchester in just 20 minutes by train. The TransPennine Express runs direct from the airport station the 10 miles into central Manchester. You'll need to walk through Terminal 1 from Terminal 3 to reach the station. Alternatively, you can hop on the 43 Skyline bus which operates 24 hours a day and will whisk you into the city centre in about one hour.
What to do when in Manchester
One thing's for sure, whatever your preconceptions, it's no longer grim 'up north'. Manchester's status as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution is still clear to see. You'll encounter grand, Gothic churches and snaking canals, backed by ornate Victorian warehouses. The dreamily medieval Chethams Library casts its own spell – it perfectly resembles a scene from Harry Potter. It all contrasts with Manchester's new found vibrancy, thanks to its reputation for great live music. From boozy nights out to belly laughs in an underground comedy club, Manchester has everything you need to be entertained.
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