Cheap flights from Aberdeen to Manchester

Book flights from Aberdeen to Manchester today and you’ll now find a city that is famous for more than just football and music. Britain’s second city also boasts unrivalled cultural, an exciting gastronomic scene and world-class shopping. Manchester attracts millions of visitors every year looking to soak up its irreverent spirit, diversity and hospitality. It oozes confidence in a way that only a place that’s undergone such huge regeneration to emerge as a glittering star can. Whether your Aberdeen to Manchester flights are for business or for leisure, this must-see city will inspire and thrill you. Find cheap flights from Aberdeen to Manchester with Flybe.

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Printworks in Manchester

Shopping in Manchester

If you’re planning some serious retail therapy during your Aberdeen to Manchester trip, you’re not going to be disappointed. A dream destination for shopaholics, Manchester has more shopping options than you can shake a designer handbag at. The Arndale Centre, in the heart of the city, has over 200 retailers and all the brands you would expect to find on the high street. Around the corner, you’ll find Harvey Nichols and Selfridges where you can really indulge yourself, and King Street is home to designer boutiques including DKNY and Vivienne Westwood. Vintage lovers should head to the Northern Quarter, home to the city’s most creative independent retailers. While you’re there, Manchester's legendary shopping emporium, Afflecks, is the place to seek out the best vintage clothes, furniture and art.

HOME in Manchester


Fly from Aberdeen to Manchester and discover a city that is brimming with cultural hotspots. Curious culture seekers should head to HOME, a destination venue for international contemporary art, film, theatre and dance. Opened in 2015 by filmmaker and HOME patron, Danny Boyle, its walls house art galleries, two theatre spaces showcasing provocative new work and five cinema screens showing the latest indie movies as well as classic films. Check out the ground floor bar, the first floor café or the bookshop packed with creative titles. It’s the perfect introduction to the myriad cultural gems Manchester has to offer.


LGBT in Manchester

Manchester Pride & LGBT scene

 The LGBT scene in Manchester is thriving and the Manchester Pride event held over three days during the August bank holiday weekend is the pinnacle of the LGBT calendar. Aside from the customary sparkling array of parades, music and dance events, the festival also hosts films, lectures, debate and community projects. On the last night, you can join a poignant candlelit vigil for HIV sufferers. If your flights from Aberdeen to Manchester aren’t in August, there is still plenty to discover year-round. The world-renowned Canal Street and The Village make Manchester one of the world’s leading LBGT-friendly cities. Packed with bars, restaurants, clubs and green spaces, there really is something to suit all tastes and moods.

Manchester Hidden Gems

Media City in Manchester

City Centre Canal Cruise

Whether your flight to Manchester from Aberdeen is for a first-time or repeat visit, why not take the chance to see the city from a different angle? City Centre Cruises offers historical canal boat trips and Sunday lunch or dinner cruises. Taking in Castlefield – the heart of Roman Manchester – Pomona Lock, the Manchester Ship Canal and the iconic Salford Quays, it’s one of the more relaxing ways to see many of the city’s main attractions. Sights en route include Old Trafford, Media City UK and The Lowry.


East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway & Rail Ale Trail

Step off your flight from Aberdeen to Manchester and head to the Irwell Valley to step back in time. This 12-mile stretch of heritage railway takes you back to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. The East Lancashire Railway runs through pretty villages, Victorian towns and historical landscapes dotted with the old cotton mills that made this region such a powerhouse 200 years ago. Take the Rail Ale Trail and discover some of the valley’s most beautiful locations and exceptional pubs. Start your journey by taking a tram from Manchester city centre or Manchester Airport to Bury using the Metrolink, Manchester’s tram system. The Bury tram stop is just a few minutes walk from the East Lancashire Railway station. 

Indoor ski slope in Manchester

Chill Factore

For family days out in Manchester, go with the snow at Chill Factore, a real-snow activity centre and home to the UK’s longest indoor ski slope. Offering thrills and spills for both adults and children, first timers can join the Fun Taster Sessions and little ones can enjoy the snow in Mini Moose Land. Ski and snowboarding lessons are also available, but if you’re just looking to hurl yourself down a gigantic snowy slope, look no further than the Snow Park. Race each other on sledges or donut rings and plunge down the twisting Ice & Snow Slide. You’re guaranteed to need some après-ski after that, and Manchester has no shortage of bars and restaurants to head to.

Top Food and Drink in Manchester

Chinatown in Manchester


Arrive in Manchester and you’ll be dazzled by its fascinating diversity. Nowhere is this more evident than in Manchester’s Chinatown, the second largest in the UK and home to every east and south east Asian cuisine you can think of. Discover Thai, Korean, Nepalese, Indonesian and more. High-end restaurants such as Yang Sing – great for dim sum – and the Japanese restaurant Yuzu, sit alongside street food stalls serving a riot of flavour.  Specialist grocery stores sell all the ingredients you need to get creative at home. For food with a bit of theatre, head to Teppanyaki Chinatown on George Street. And don’t forget your appetite!

Independent coffee shop in Manchester

Independent Cafés in Manchester

Manchester has seen another wave of regeneration in the form of independent, high-end cafés and tea houses. These often quirky establishments are now dotted throughout the city, offering the best brews and baked goods in town. Pot Kettle Black is Antipodean inspired café culture at its best. Serving outstanding coffee, delicious brunches and some good northern chat, you can find them in both Deansgate and Spinningfields. Teacup Kitchen in the Northern Quarter is an award-winning tearoom dedicated to making the perfect pot. They offer a huge range of teas, gorgeous cakes, full afternoon tea, brunches and lunches.

Aberdeen Airport Facilities

There is one main passenger terminal at Aberdeen Airport and it has a lot of different shops and restaurants so if you’re looking to do some duty free shopping or get a bite to eat before your flight you won’t struggle. The airport is also well equipped with all the services and facilities you would want, including cash machines, information points, lost property, medical help, smoking areas and free wi-fi. The departure lounge has plenty of room and there is also the option to purchase a business lounge if you want added luxury.

Flight Time from Aberdeen to Manchester

A direct flight from Aberdeen to Manchester takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Getting to Aberdeen Airport

Aberdeen Airport is easily accessible by any means of transport. If you want to drive there yourself, then you can get to it via the A96.

If you’re travelling from outside Aberdeen, then there are regular coach services that take you to Guild Street bus station in central Aberdeen. From there you can get a bus to the airport very easily.

If you’re going by train then Dyce is the nearest train station to Aberdeen Airport, about 2 miles away, so you can easily get a taxi from there.

Transport Options from Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is very well connected to the rest of the city, so you won’t have a problem getting where you need to go, including the city centre, by any means of transport.

There are regular bus services that run day and night, going to all the main parts of the city. There is a 24-hour service that goes from the airport to the city centre too.

There are several car hire operators based at Manchester Airport so if you’d rather get around yourself, that won’t be an issue.

If you want to get a train, then there’s a station based directly at the airport and regular services run to Piccadilly, in the heart of Manchester city centre.

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