Turkish Airlines offers two different flight alternatives on a daily basis from Istanbul to Manchester. Flights take off generally in the morning and at noon and land at Manchester within nearly four hours, offering a chance to live the day. Flights are operated directly every day from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Manchester Airport (MAN); number of flights remains quite the same throughout the year and no big changes occur seasonally.
As a total cultural capital of Turkey, Istanbul is capable of successfully offering activities for every taste. You may witness the traces of each culture in this city while walking around the enthralling historical places. The Historical Peninsula, often cited as the ideal place for witnessing history, is the most touristic spot in the city. Istanbul welcomes you with countless historic details in every corner. Moreover, the cultural prosperity of this magnificent metropolis is not only limited to the history; the city is also full of captivating plastic, performative and public works of art in various museums, galleries and concert halls.
Receiving immigrations continually from other cities, this cosmopolitan town serves as a hub for business world as well. It is very likely to encounter during the day many well-dressed people walking around the skyscrapers dispreading through the sky. Shopping malls located in these regions, on the other hand, have now become the cornerstones of the city by their distinctive architectures, illuminated signboards, gathering together every need under a single roof.
Istanbul hosts two active international airports: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Passengers with a flight ticket to Manchester with Turkish Airlines take off from Istanbul Airport (IST).
Istanbul city center is approximately 35 km from Istanbul and there are plenty of transport options available, such as taxi, rent-a-car and airport shuttles. For more information on public transportation to Istanbul Airport, check our transport information page.
It takes about 30 minutes to reach Istanbul Airport by taxi, and costs around 100-110 TL. You can travel comfortably on the Airport shuttles at all most any hour of the day, and these shuttles reach many places in the city.
The first thing that comes to the mind when it is Manchester is generally the notable football clubs of the city. Nevertheless, what Manchester offers to its guests is far beyond football. This industrial town in the northwestern part of the United Kingdom is in high demand all year round by various options like events, concerts, exhibitions, local markets, and theaters. The city hosts numerous spaces for culture and art; Manchester Arena, one of the largest indoor concert halls of Europe, together with Bridgewater Hall and Victoria Warehouse are remarkably known as home to giant concerts; whereas Manchester Art Gallery and The Whitworth are the popular places where art events take place. This adorable city gets even busier during the Christmas time, offering an utterly magical atmosphere with sparkling lights and decorations.
Besides, Manchester City and Manchester United, the city’s sources of pride in football, also bring in many tourists by the exciting football matches watched enthusiastically by millions. Although the Old Trafford Stadium of Manchester United and Etihad Stadium of Manchester City are located at the opposite sides of the city, these both are visited by the football fanciers all the time.
The city hosts a sole airport, Manchester Airport (MAN) for managing the airport traffic, which is located not very far from the city center.
Situated 14 kilometers from the center, Manchester Airport (MAN) offers a couple of alternatives in transport both by urban and interurban railway, shuttles and buses. It is also possible to use the cabs to reach the city center from the airport. Those planning to use the railway may use the trains operating from Manchester International Airport (MAN) to Piccadilly. Serving in every ten minutes, these trains get you to the center within nearly 20 minutes.
The private shuttles serving on the way out the airport also reach anywhere in the city center. Note that you should book online in advance to use the shuttles.