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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Manchester (MAN)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or PayID. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Fares displayed are the lowest available and may not apply on direct flights. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines.

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Visiting from Melbourne to Manchester (UK)

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Fly Melbourne to Manchester (MEL to MAN)

The approximate flight time from Melbourne to Manchester is 26 hours and 55 minutes.

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When to visit

Manchester has a generally mild climate. The warmest months are July and August with an average temperature of 20°C, which is the best time visit for outdoor activities. Canoe or kayak on the Bridgewater Canal in Sale, jump on a Manchester river cruise or take a walking tour of the Northern Quarter. The coldest months are December, January and February with an average temperature of 4°C. During the winter, it’s a great time to visit stately homes such as Ordsall Hall and museums. Pack and umbrella, as on average there are 152 days per year with rain.

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Manchester Airport (MAN). It is the UK’s global gateway for the North of England. Manchester Airport is an international airport at Ringway, Manchester, England and located 12 km south-west of Manchester city centre. 

Arriving in Manchester

The helpful staff at Manchester Airport will be waiting to greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into Manchester from Manchester Airport

Getting into Manchester city from Manchester Airport is easy, with many transport options available. It’s convenient to hire a car from the airport taking 25 minutes to get into the city centre. Train services run frequently through national train operators TransPennine Express and Northern Rail. Trains run every 10 minutes to Manchester Piccadilly, with an average journey time of 20 minutes. Bus and coach services run to and from Manchester Airport via The Station. The MetroLink tram is another public transport option, that runs direct from the airport to Cornbrook, a stop just outside the centre of the city. From Cornbrook there are frequent trams into the city centre. Black taxi cabs are available from all terminals for an easy trip to town. Uber and ride share services are also on offer.

Getting around Manchester

Getting around Manchester city and surrounding areas is easy once you arrive with a range of buses, trams and trains available. The compact nature of the city centre also makes walking a popular choice. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is the official public transport body for the city and is helpful to plan your trip. Within the city centre, free bus provides a free hop on, hop off service linking all of the main rail stations, shopping districts and business areas. Bus services run right across Greater Manchester helping you get around. The Metrolink tram network or a train ride is one of the best ways to sightsee. Manchester is a bike-friendly city with many marked cycle lanes and dedicated routes throughout the city centre and walking or boat tours are popular way to explore.

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Fly from Melbourne

Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called? 

Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.

Baggage allowance

 Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are allocated checked baggage If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.      

Checking in 

Ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, PayID or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days.  Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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