Planning a sunny escape to Corfu? Here’s all you need to know before booking cheap flights from Manchester to Corfu.
Manchester Airport Overview
When booking flights to Corfu from Manchester airport, you should know that Manchester International Airport is the third busiest airport in the UK, so it’s always a good idea to arrive at the airport with plenty of time to spare. You’ll find plenty of shops after security, in case you need to pick up any last-minute shopping, as well as a large selection of cafes and restaurants where you can relax and unwind before your flight.
There are a few different ways of getting from Manchester city centre to Manchester Airport. Trains run from Manchester Piccadilly station in the city centre to Manchester Airport and they take around 20 minutes, departing every 10 minutes, 7 days a week, through train operators TransPennine Express and Northern Rail. There is also the Metrolink service Cornbrook station to the Airport which runs every 12 minutes.
The airport is a 20-minute drive from Manchester city centre and can be reached via the M56 motorway, with a dedicated approach road from the motorway at junction 5.
Corfu Airport Overview
As soon as your Manchester to Corfu flights land, you’ll enter Corfu Airport, which is a one terminal building. Getting from the airport to your destination is easy. The public bus service Corfu City Bus runs from the airport to the port of Corfu and also passes through the Intercity Bus station where you can get a connecting bus to anywhere on the Island. If you are travelling by car, the airport is only 3km away from the capital. The centre, (Spianada Square) can be reached in 8 minutes.
Prefer your own set of wheels when you fly Manchester to Corfu? Rent a car with Ryanair Car Hire and take in the island’s beautiful scenery.
What to Expect on arrival at Corfu?
Once your flights from Manchester to Corfu land, you’ll be free to discover an island filled with gorgeous beaches and a rich cultural heritage. After settling into your hotel, some of the first places you should see in Corfu include the Byzantine Fortress located in the old town of Corfu which is also a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Don’t miss the Achilleion, a palace built in Gastouri on the Island of Corfu by Empress of Austria, Elisabeth of Bavaria. The village of Palaiokastritsa, just northwest of Corfu is another must-see, while the bay of Palaiokastritsa is said to be the place where the Greek mythical hero Odysseus disembarked and met Nausicaa for the first time.
Five fun facts about Corfu
From Manchester to Corfu: Practical Information
The following is some practical information you need to know when booking flights to Corfu from Manchester. Corfu experiences beautiful sunny weather all summer long with temperatures averaging around 32°C in July and August - be sure to bring plenty of sun cream. Corfu’s varied landscape features many wonderful beaches and rugged mountains across the island. The best way to see Corfu is by car. Search Ryanair Car Hire for the best car rental deals.
After you’ve booked your Manchester to Corfu flights you should check out Ryanair Rooms for a great selection of places to stay, plus every booking saves you money on your next Ryanair flight.