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Bristol to Manchester flights

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Departure Fri, 04 Feb Return Mon, 07 Feb
BRS Bristol
MAN Manchester
return from £42
Departure Mon, 14 Feb Return Mon, 14 Feb
BRS Bristol
MAN Manchester
return from £47
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Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 20% more expensive in Manchester than in Bristol.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Manchester costs roughly the same as in Bristol.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Manchester is 10% cheaper than in Bristol.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Manchester is 2% cheaper than in Bristol.

Bristol airports
  • ( Cardiff-Wales (CWL)
    How far from city centre: 39 miles
  • ( Bristol (BRS)
    How far from city centre: 6 miles
Manchester airports
  • ( Manchester International (MAN)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
  • ( Birmingham Intl (BHX)
    How far from city centre: 74 miles
  • ( Liverpool John Lennon (LPL)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
K Distance: 140 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Bristol to Manchester

How long is the flight from Bristol to Manchester?

It's a mere 141 miles on the direct flight path from Bristol and Manchester. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour and 5 minutes.

What are the most important things to pack in my suitcase when travelling to Manchester?

When travelling to Manchester, make sure you have a camera packed. This charming city is full of sightseeing opportunities and has some of England's most beautiful and historical architecture. In tandem with your camera, a current guidebook is recommended for planning an itinerary for your city break. Manchester is rich with culture and is home to world-class museums, music venues, and restaurants.

Which airlines fly from Bristol to Manchester?

There are two airlines that passengers on which passengers can take domestic flights from Bristol to Manchester.

  • Aurigny — one of Britain's oldest and most reliable airlines.
  • FlyBe — Europe's largest independent airline.

How to find cheap flights from Bristol to Manchester

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When are the best times to fly from Bristol to Manchester?

  • Travel to Manchester in December to celebrate the holidays in style. Mancunians take the festive season seriously and the whole city is kitted out with lights, food stalls, and decorations. Visit the Christmas markets, located at the historic Town Hall, and indulge in a mulled wine or hot chocolate. Don’t forget to pack warmly, as it can get very chilly up North.
  • July in Manchester is one of the city's most exciting months. Manchester’s International Festival is in full swing and locals and visitors have the chance to see world-class art and performances all over the city. Find the festival schedule online and plan your visit around all the concerts, performances, and exhibitions that are a must-see for you.
  • If you enjoy warm weather, August is a great time to visit Manchester. Festivals and events are a regular occurence and Manchester's Pride celebration attracts thousands, from near and far. Make sure to catch the spectacular Pride parade as it makes its way through the city centre. August is also the start of football season, giving the city a sense of excitement. This is a great time to visit the National Football Museum or take a tour of the Etihad or Old Trafford stadiums.

Airports in Bristol

Bristol Airport is the commercial airport serving the city of Bristol and it is here you will catch your flight to Manchester. Bristol Airport has just one terminal and 16 gates.

Useful information about Bristol Airport

How to get to the airport:

  • By bus — 35 to 40 minutes from Bristol City Centre on the Airport Flyer Express Bus.
  • By taxi — 20 to 25 minutes.

Services: Open 24/7, two hours free use of Wi-Fi, printing services, pre-booked shower access, shops, baby changing facilities, baggage wrapping, porter services, luggage weighing, smoking areas, numerous bars, coffee shops, and food outlets.

Airports in Manchester

Manchester Airport serves the City of Greater Manchester, and is about 14km from the city centre. There are three terminals, so if you're getting picked up, be sure to check which terminal you are flying into in advance.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By Train — 20 minutes on the TransPennine Express or Northern Rail trains, which run every 10 minutes, seven days a week.
  • By bus — 25 to 30 minutes on a multitude of public bus lines running at regular intervals 24 hours a day.
  • By tram — Metrolink trams typically run every 12 minutes, with varying times to all different parts of Manchester. Check ahead for travel times on public holidays.
  • By taxi — 25 to 30 minutes.

Services: Open 24/7, 60 minutes of free use of Wi-Fi, multi-faith prayer rooms, airport parking, shops, baby changing facilities, security fast track, smoking area in Terminal 1, numerous bars, coffee shops, and food outlets.

What to do and visit in Manchester

  • Take advantage of the Arndale Shopping Centre.
  • See a concert at the Manchester Arena, one of Europe's largest arenas.
  • Visit the Science and Industry Museum.
  • Take a tour of Manchester United's football ground, Old Trafford.
  • Check out the exhibitions at the world-class Whitworth Art Gallery.
  • Make a trip to the National Football Museum.
  • Grab your camera and visit the spectacular Manchester Cathedral.
  • Soak up some culture at The John Rylands Library.
  • Visit Media City and take a behind-the-scenes tour.
  • Stroll through the trendy Northern Quarter.
  • Go skiing or snowboarding indoors at the Chill Factore.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Bristol to Manchester

😷 Is it safe to travel from Bristol to Manchester during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions United Kingdom may apply when travelling from Bristol. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Bristol to Manchester at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Bristol to Manchester is 42£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Manchester expensive to visit compared to Bristol?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Manchester costs an average of 2.30 GBP, 12% cheaper than Bristol, with a fare of 2.60 GBP, while train tickets costs 20% more in Manchester: 3.00 GBP against 2.50 GBP in Bristol. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 15.00 GBP in both Manchester and Bristol. The price of the coffee is around 2% cheaper in Manchester, with an average of 2.94 GBP, while in Bristol the coffee costs 3.01 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Bristol to Manchester?
The most popular months to book a trip from Bristol to Manchester are January, February and March, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Bristol to Manchester?
The best time of the year to go to Manchester when flying from Bristol depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, February is the top 1º month to fly to Manchester from Bristol in terms of searches from our customer, followed by March and April. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, December, August and September are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Bristol -  Manchester.
🌡️ How is the weather in Manchester compared to Bristol?
While in Bristol the temperatures can reach an average of 26.91 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 12.0 mm ,Manchester's temperatures can go up to 26.08 ºC during the hot season, with 3.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -2.77 ºC in Manchester, compared to the -2.19 ºC average degrees reported in Bristol. During the winter period, Bristol can register 9.0 mm precipitation, while Manchester have an average of 3.0 mm rain level.
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