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Book your flight to Manchester with Aer Lingus and enjoy a complimentary in-flight meal and our in-flight entertainment system. We’ve also introduced new, enhanced cleaning procedures and air filtering systems. Enjoy a safe and convenient flight and a warm Irish welcome on board.
The total flight time from New York to Manchester is 9 hours and 15 minutes. The total distance is 3346 miles; 5385 km.
Manchester is the 5th largest city in England with just over 500,000 population. It’s a fabulous city that is vibrant and full of character. Manchester is surrounded by lovely countryside making it a great base if you want to explore the surrounding countryside. The city has a lot to offer including music, art, history and exciting nightlife. You will never be short of things to do and see. Here are our top picks:
Manchester Cathedral: Manchester has a lot of fantastic buildings including Gorton Monastery, Mamucium or The Hidden Gem. They are all worth a look but the most breathtaking building is the Manchester Cathedral. Built back in 1421, the gothic church holds a lot of history, fossils and wood carvings. Manchester Cathedral is a wonderful place to learn about the city’s history and to see some stunning architecture.
Chinatown: Manchester’s China Town is the 2nd largest in the UK. The entrance is marked by a large paifang arch, raised in 1987. This is a perfect place to have a stroll around and taste the delicious Asian cuisine offered by the local eateries and restaurants.
Whitworth Art Gallery: This is yet another example of the stunning architecture Manchester has. Whitworth Art Gallery is an awesome, red building housing magnificent art from famous artists including Van Gogh, Picasso, Turner, Bacon, Hockney and Lowry, making it an absolute must-visit for art enthusiasts.
Chill Factore: This is definitely a unique place. The longest indoor snow slope in the UK. It extends for over 180 meters and offers a tonne of fun for anybody who loves to ski, snowboard or just potter about in the snow. It’s a great place if you want to learn how to ski. The place also offers other activities like climbing, air boarding and snowscoot.
Manchester Airport (MAN) is located around 10 miles south of the city centre. There are many transport options available on arrival.
Taxi: Black taxis are available at the airport. There is no need to book a taxi in advance. The cabs take up to 5 people, drivers accept cash and credit cards. The journey to the city centre takes around 25 minutes and will cost you £25.
Bus: There are many bus routes available at the airport to take you to the city centre. Buses run all day up to late-night including weekend and bank holidays. The journey to the city centre takes around 30 minutes and it costs £5.
Train: It’s super easy to get from the Airport to the city by train. The train station is located no more than 10 minutes walk from the Terminals. Trains run every 10 minutes, which makes them a very attractive option if you don’t want to spend money on a taxi. The journey from the airport to the city centre takes approximately 20 minutes and a ticket to Picadilly station costs only £2.90 if you book in advance.
A visa is not required for either tourist or business stays. You’ll need to comply with all government travel requirements. Please view specific documentation requirements on the U.S. Department of State's website. U.S. citizens don’t require transit visas to connect through Ireland into Europe.
For citizens of all other countries travelling from the U.S., requirements vary. It’s your own personal responsibility to ensure you’re in compliance with all relevant requirements, and you’re advised to check with the Irish consulate for the correct information.
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