Best time to go: what is the RIGHT price for a round-trip flight to Manchester (from: London)

The average price to go to Manchester from London airport is $ 108 (round trip). However, there are variations depending on the departure month. Thus, it is possible to pay for your plane ticket on average between $ 91 (in november) and $ 127 (in april), which is a saving of $ 18 or a surplus of $ 19 (compared to the average price) depending on the period you leave.

The analysis of all prices reveals that the most frequent price is between $55 to $109 and it is generally more economical to leave on a tuesday and return on a tuesday on a flight with 1 or more layovers.

Be careful, the cheapest months may correspond to unfavorable weather periods . Check out our page best time to go to Manchester before booking your flight.

If you want to know when to book your flight at the best price, go straight to the second part of this page: When to buy your London-Manchester plane ticket.

How are these data calculated?

We have studied a sample of 60000 airfare prices from previous years for flights to Manchester from London and can thus establish precise and credible price variation trends based on different parameters. Of course, prices can vary from year to year, but the seasonal aspect of this data (recurrence of school holidays, events... from year to year) makes these statistics quite reliable.

Average price depending on the departure month

Data analysis:

By leaving in november, the price of the plane ticket will statistically be the cheapest ($ 91, saving $ 18 compared to the average price over the year which is $ 108). Conversely, april will be the most expensive ($ 127).

Flight London-Manchester: when is the best time to go for the best price?

Month Good price* Average price Our opinion
January$ 85 $ 93 good price
February$ 95 $ 108 fair price
March$ 96 $ 108 fair price
April$ 116 $ 127 very high price
May$ 105 $ 121 high price
June$ 84 $ 106 fair price
July$ 85 $ 110 fair price
August$ 101 $ 122 high price
September$ 83 $ 96 good price
October$ 85 $ 102 fair price
November$ 83 $ 91 very good price
December$ 83 $ 106 fair price

*great price to buy your plane ticket: if you see this price or cheaper during your flight search, go for it and buy it!

Price breakdown to travel from London to Manchester

Data analysis:

The prices for flights from London to Manchester range from $0 to $273. 4% of tickets were purchased at the minimum price (from $0 to $55), 1% at the maximum price (from $218 to $273). The majority of plane tickets were purchased in the range of $55 to $109 (70% of tickets).

Cheapest airlines for the London->Manchester flight

There are 3 companies that serve London from Manchester airport: British Airways, Ryanair and EasyJet.

Data analysis:

Of the 60000 flights analyzed in previous years, British Airways was the airline that offered the best fare most often in the flight ticket search results (65% of the time) on the London->Manchester route.

Direct flight or flight with layover?

Data analysis:

To get the best price for the London-Manchester flight, you should take a flight with one or more layovers (you will save an average of $ 21 compared to a direct flight).

Which day of the week to leave?

Data analysis:

Statistically, London-Manchester flights departing on a tuesday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a tuesday as your departure date, you can save an average of $7. On the other hand, departing on a saturday may cost you an additional $15.

Which day of the week to come back?

Data analysis:

Statistically, return flights from Manchester to London departing on a tuesday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a tuesday for your return date, you will save an average of $7. Conversely, departing from Manchester on a saturday may cost you an additional $14.


Top prices London-Manchester

Round tripDatesPrice
London → Manchester06-12 to 13-12-2024$ 89 
London → Manchester24-12 to 31-12-2024$ 89 
London → Manchester13-02 to 23-02-2025$ 88 
London → Manchester13-03 to 20-03-2025$ 89 
London → Manchester01-04 to 08-04-2025$ 88 
London → Manchester02-04 to 09-04-2025$ 89 
London → Manchester05-04 to 12-04-2025$ 88 
London → Manchester17-04 to 24-04-2025$ 88 
London → Manchester07-05 to 11-05-2025$ 90 
London → Manchester05-06 to 12-06-2025$ 88 


When to book your flight London - Manchester to get the cheapest price?

Statistically, you will make the biggest savings by buying your plane ticket between 1 to 2 months in advance. However, you may end up paying a high price if you book between 11 to 12 months in advance.

Did you know: the price of plane tickets not only varies depending on how far in advance you book, but also on the day of the week you book! So, to maximize your chances of getting the best price for a London-Manchester flight, it is recommended to book your ticket on .

How far in advance should I buy my flight?

Data analysis:

To get the cheapest flight ticket from London to Manchester, it is recommended to buy it 1 to 2 months before departure (it is then on average 89 $, which is a saving of 19 $ compared to the overall average price). On the other hand, if you buy your ticket 11 to 12 months in advance, you will pay the full price (45 $ more than the average price).

Depending on the departure month

The best time to buy your London to Manchester flight ticket may vary depending on your departure month. Therefore, we offer you statistics on when to book your flight month by month.

Departure on... How far in advance should I book?
January

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 76 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 88), 3 to 4 months ($ 93)

February

Best time: 6 to 7 months before departure (average price: 100 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 103), 3 to 4 months ($ 107), 4 to 5 months ($ 105), 5 to 6 months ($ 101), 7 to 8 months ($ 106), 8 to 9 months ($ 105)

March

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 103 $)

Other interesting period(s): 4 to 5 months ($ 104), 5 to 6 months ($ 105), 6 to 7 months ($ 105), 7 to 8 months ($ 104), 8 to 9 months ($ 104), 9 to 10 months ($ 106)

April

Best time: 5 to 6 months before departure (average price: 118 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 121), 4 to 5 months ($ 124), 6 to 7 months ($ 127), 8 to 9 months ($ 127)

May

Best time: 0 to 1 month before departure (average price: 110 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 121), 3 to 4 months ($ 118), 5 to 6 months ($ 120), 6 to 7 months ($ 115)

June

Best time: 0 to 1 month before departure (average price: 96 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 96), 6 to 7 months ($ 103)

July

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 91 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 110)

August

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 91 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 103), 3 to 4 months ($ 115), 6 to 7 months ($ 121)

September

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 56 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 88), 2 to 3 months ($ 89)

October

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 64 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 96), 2 to 3 months ($ 77)

November

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 71 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 83), 3 to 4 months ($ 88)

December

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 91 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 106), 2 to 3 months ($ 95), 3 to 4 months ($ 101)

What day of the week should I book my flight ticket?

Data analysis:

Statistically, sunday is the day when plane tickets for London->Manchester are the cheapest. So, by buying your plane ticket on a sunday, you will save $0. Conversely, by buying it on a tuesday, you may end up paying $4 more.



London to Manchester: flight price when booking today

Information: this data is not statistics but comes from real prices collected less than 7 days ago. Some months may not be available as we do not have enough data for them.

Month Current price
July 2024$ 117
$105 to $161
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August 2024$ 125
$105 to $153
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September 2024$ 115
$106 to $138
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October 2024$ 129
$105 to $433
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November 2024$ 113
$90 to $391
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December 2024$ 112
$89 to $206
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January 2025$ 106
$90 to $172
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February 2025$ 150
$88 to $550
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March 2025$ 100
$89 to $178
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April 2025$ 95
$85 to $200
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May 2025$ 161
$90 to $289
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June 2025$ 101
$86 to $177
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Data analysis:

Compared to the average price, march, april and june are cheaper to travel to Manchester. So it may be interesting to book now to leave during these months!



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