Traveling from London to Manchester
London Heathrow Airport
London Heathrow Airport is the main airport that serves those traveling in and out of the city. You can book low-cost flights from London to any city in the world through Orbitz.com. London Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom. It is located west of central London and offers direct and connecting flights to locations throughout the world. The major airlines that service Heathrow Airport include Air Canada, Air France, Air China, American Airlines, Australian Airlines and British Airways. You can book flights on these, and many other airlines that fly out of this airport, on Orbitz.com.
Parking at Heathrow Airport
London Heathrow Airport has long-term and short-term parking lots. Long-term parking is available at Terminal 1, Terminal 3 and Terminal 4 and costs Â£17.90 per day. Short-term parking is available at every terminal and is free for the first 15 minutes. You are then charged Â£2.80 per hour. Each parking lot has shuttle services that travelers can use to get to the airport's main entrance.
London Ground Transportation
London has public busses, trams, a light rail service and a heavy rail service. London's transport system serves every area of the city and provides services directly to London Heathrow Airport. There are complimentary shuttle services available that take travelers from bus and rail stops close to the airport right to the ticket gates. There are also taxi services available to travelers as well. If you are flying into London and need transportation, book a rental car in advance on Orbitz.com.
Airport Dining Facilities
There are many places to dine in London Heathrow Airport, including Coffee Republic, The Bridge Bar, The Skylark and Bagel Street. Krispy Kreme, TGI Friday's and Starbucks are also located in the dining area. Always use Orbitz.com to find great sales on flights from London, and arrive to the airport early enough to grab a snack and relax before your trip.
Flights to Manchester
Cheap flights to Manchester, England, are readily available when you use Orbitz.com to locate low fares from anywhere in the world. Travelers to the city will arrive at Manchester Airport, the largest airport in the country outside of London. With three terminals available, it is able to handle flights from a large number of international carriers, including Air France, American Airlines, British Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines and US Airways. The airport is conveniently located less than nine miles from the city's center.
Transportation From the Airport
Once you arrive at Manchester Airport, transportation to the city is easy to obtain. Taxi service is the most convenient, with taxis costing only about $30 to reach the city's center. Bus service is available as well, costing about $6 for a day ticket that will allow you to travel to most districts throughout the city.
The Weather in Manchester
Manchester's weather is seasonal in nature, with summer temperatures averaging around 70 degrees Fahrenheit and winter temps dropping as low as the 30s. Clothing for the warmer months, May to September, should include a light jacket, while the cold winter months require a heavy coat to ward off the chill.
Enjoyable Manchester Attractions
One of the city's biggest attractions, and the reason many visitors seek out cheap flights to Manchester, is the sports teams located in the city. The city has two Premier League Football clubs, Manchester City and Manchester United, both recent Premier League Champions. Manchester United's field holds 76,000 spectators, providing a venue for football that's unmatched by any other in the UK.
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