This Route is Operated by:
Aer Lingus, Flybe
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|Avg. Flight Duration:|
3 hours 26 minutes
|Flights Depart from:||Manchester|
|Flights arrive in:||London|
|Airlines:||Iberia Express, BA Cityflyer, Flybe, KLM, Air France, British Airways, Sas Airways|
One of the busiest commuter domestic flights in the UK, the Manchester to London flight route is a popular alternative to the train for business travellers and tourists heading for the capital. There are frequent flights from the north-west city seven days a week, operated by the national carrier. Daily departure times to London Heathrow Airport include early morning, daytime and evening take offs so passengers can usually find a flight to suit their requirements. The journey time for the short hop south is just over an hour.
The UK's national carrier British Airways operates all the daily direct flights to London Heathrow from Manchester. Due to the shortness of the journey to London, indirect connections are not a practical consideration on this route.
The 163 mile trip from Manchester to London is one of the UK's shortest domestic flights. The fastest British Airways connection is the evening departure which takes one hour to reach Heathrow, Other flights take five or ten minutes longer to complete the trip from Manchester.
The British Airways timetable offers six daily direct flights between Manchester and London Heathrow from Sunday-Friday, with three direct services on Saturdays. The Sunday-Friday schedule includes three morning flights, including an early departure, two afternoon services and an evening option. Saturday schedules offer two morning departures and a midday flight.
Departure airport: Located around ten miles south-west of the city centre, Manchester Airport is served by frequent rail links taking 20 minutes from Piccadilly Station and by 24-hour bus links to the city. There is long and short stay parking at the airport and facilities in the terminals include duty-free shopping, international restaurants, coffee shops, business lounges and free WiFi.
Arrival airport: The world's second busiest airport, London Heathrow is located 14 miles west of central London. The station is connected to central London by Heathrow Express trains, taking 15 minutes to Paddington Station, and Underground services, taking around 40 minutes to central London. Facilities at the airport include car hire desks, designer shopping, gourmet food outlets, business amenities and free WiFi.