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Arriving at the Manchester Airport (PLC)

Flights to Manchester Airport are available from about 190 worldwide destinations. This international airport, which has three large terminals, serves about 65 airlines and is the largest airport in the United Kingdom outside London. Further refurbishment is planned to considerably increase Manchester flights internationally. Airfare to Manchester, including cheap flights to Manchester, is readily available online.

The Black Cab service and bus and coach services will transport you to Manchester city center from the airport. You can pre-book cabs online and a driver will be in the arrivals waiting for you. This system takes all the hassle out of transporting to the city center after your Manchester flight.

Getting around Manchester

There are numerous ways of getting around Manchester as it has a fantastic infrastructure of railroads and motorways. The best way of getting around is with the Manchester Metrolink, which is a tram that runs on the streets. It joins the conventional railway to link Victoria and Piccadilly Stations.

Contact the Travel Line and they will give you details on all train and bus services, such as routes, locations of bus depots, times, and fares. This information will make it very simple to plan your trips in and around Greater Manchester.

Main Attractions of Manchester

Visit Chinatown in the center of Manchester where you will see the Chinese Imperial Arch, built by engineers from Peking as a gift to the city. Manchester City Art Gallery on Moseley Street will be of particular interest to art lovers. There are many monuments and statues in strategic places in the city, and you can see many of them on a walking tour. Take a visit to Collegiate Church to see what medieval Manchester was like. Football, or soccer, fans should be sure to stop by the Manchester United Football Stadium. There are also many sports activities like abseiling, hot-air ballooning and many others to take part in.

Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife

A visit to Trafford Centre, the largest shopping and leisure center in Europe, is a wonderful experience. It also has a massive dining area where all the well-known fast-food franchises and food outlets have restaurants. For a more exclusive upmarket shopping experience, visit St. Ann's Arcade in the center of Manchester City. Numerous gift shops in Manchester offer souvenirs and gifts at good prices.

The cuisine in Manchester is mostly cosmopolitan, but ethnic cuisine is readily available, such as at "The Old Man and Scythe" in the Bolton district. Manchester is well known for its nightlife and party spirit. Cotton's Night Club and Chicago Rock Café are worth a visit. But whatever you like to do on your vacation, you'll be glad you booked a flight to Manchester.

Flight stats for Manchester - did you know?
  • Manchester is 8 mi from Manchester Intl Airport (Manchester, UK).
  • Manchester Intl Airport (Manchester, UK)
    • Right now, 83 airlines operate out of Manchester Intl Airport.
    • Manchester Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 212 cities.
    • Every week, at least 1,897 domestic flights and 3,724 international flights depart from Manchester Intl Airport.

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