People travelling from India can take the flights from major cities like Delhi and Mumbai to Manchester or London. One can book Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways and Condor.
One needs to apply for a Standard Visitor Visa if they want to visit the UK for leisure, business or any medical treatment. One can stay in UK for 6 months with this visa. The standard cost of visa is 87 GBP. There are various Visa application centres where the Indians can apply for getting a tourist visa for Manchester. Visa applications can be made here: http://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/india/
The Manchester Airport is situated in the southern part of the city and is the largest airport in UK, apart from London. It is among the 50 largest airports in the world and almost 100 operators fly to and from multiple locations around the world. There are direct trains operated by Northern and Transpennine Express which connects the Airport station to Manchester Piccadilly. There are also taxis avaialble outside the airport. For a budget option, people can travel to John Lennon Airport in Liverpool and then visit Manchester.
|Starting city||Return price (approx)|
|Mumbai||₹ 77,214||View Details|
|New Delhi||₹ 72,583||View Details|
|Bengaluru||₹ 49,634||View Details|
|Chennai||₹ 43,835||View Details|
|Hyderabad||₹ 48,631||View Details|
|Kolkata||₹ 79,020||View Details|
The most convinient way of getting around in the city is by hiring a car or a cab. There are almost 10 cab ranks across the city. The taxis are a bit cheaper here than in London and one can easily afford it. There are also trams in the city for local travel.
There are two main railway stations in Manchester: Victoria in the north and Piccadilly in the south. Piccadilly is the main station for long distance trains from around UK as well as some local services, whereas Victoria is predominantly for local stopping trains from West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Liverpool. Other important stations are the Manchester Oxford Station near the university, Deansgate and Salford Central.
The transport in Manchester in coordinated by TfGm and it sells a number of tickets which are valid for multiple operators. If you are planning to cover a lot of locations in a single day, this is the best option for you. There are tickets for single people as well as a few options for family tickets. Hiring a car from the rental agencies is another mode of commotion in Manchester. Alternatively one can also take a cab as there are various cab ranks across the city. Manchester also has one of the best modern tram networks in the world and they are more economical than any other means of transport. Exploring the city centre can be done on foot.