Belfast to Manchester

Manchester is the slightly irreverent cool kid that every city wants to be. In recent years, Britain’s second city has had quite a transformation – from the industrial giant of its past to a dazzling metropolis. But it hasn't forgotten its roots. Blessed with a world-class cultural scene, legendary nightlife and live music, plus more shopping options than you can shake a designer handbag at, Manchester is bound to delight you. Whether your flight from Belfast City to Manchester is for business or leisure you’ll find a myriad of ways to spend your time here.

For the latest information on our flight schedules from Belfast City (BHD) to Manchester (MAN), take a look at our Flybe timetable page for this route, and for the return journey, take a look at the Manchester to Belfast page.

The sections below offer tips and guidance about your trip, covering everything you need to know. In a hurry? Then use the list below to fast-forward to the information you need.


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Getting to Belfast City Airport (BHD)

Only 10 minutes’ drive from the city centre, travelling to Belfast City Airport for your flight to Manchester is easy.


Belfast City Airport is located on the A2 Sydenham Bypass road between Belfast and Holywood. If you're approaching Belfast on the M1 or M2, you should follow the signs to Belfast City Airport, leading to the A2 via the M3.

At the airport you'll find plenty of short and long stay parking, but to get the best price, we recommend booking your parking in advance. To make your journey to the airport as hassle-free as possible, book via or book now.

There is a charge to drop off passengers on the main forecourt at the airport, and waiting is not permitted. You should use the Short Stay car park if you wish to stay longer. If you stay for 10 minutes or less, it is free.

By bus

The Airport Express bus service runs frequently 7 days a week. It departs from the Belfast Europa Bus Centre in the city. Journey time is around 20 minutes in normal traffic. For up-to-date timetable information, visit the Translink website.


Belfast City Airport Departures

At a glance:

  • Short stay and long stay car parking
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  • Free WiFi throughout
  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Newsagents and bureau de change
  • Bookable Servisair Executive Lounge
  • Shopping including Duty Free

Check-in and bag drop at Belfast City Airport

Before your flight from Belfast City to Manchester, we recommend you check-in online wherever possible. If you’re unable to do so, you can check-in and collect your boarding pass at the airport free of charge. Read more about the check-in options available by airport.

Facilities before Security

  • Newsagents
  • Café
  • Bureau de change

Facilities after Security

  • Cafés and restaurants


  • Duty Free
  • Health and beauty
  • Gifts and souvenirs
  • Newsagents

To find out more, visit our dedicated flights from Belfast page and browse other available routes.

Manchester Airport Arrivals

We're here to help you get to your destination as quickly as possible after your flight from Belfast to Manchester. Our Manchester Airport Arrivals page has all of the information you need after arriving on your flight, including details on getting to Manchester city centre from the airport. To find out more, visit our dedicated Manchester Airport information page or browse other flights to Manchester.


Visiting Manchester

Whether your flight from Belfast to Manchester is for business or leisure, you’ll discover a city that is ready to entertain you. Check out our Visiting Manchester guide for inspiration on where to stay in Manchester, where to eat and what to do for a truly memorable visit.


Doing business in Manchester

As Britain’s second city, business is big in Manchester. With contemporary conference facilities, a plethora of meeting venues and infinite ways to enjoy your spare time, you’ll find all you need to make the best of your business trip to Manchester. Visit our Business in Manchester page for our recommended conference and meeting facilities.