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Flights from Manchester to Murcia

Thinking of flying to Murcia? Before booking your cheap flights from Manchester to Murcia, here is everything you need to know.


How to get to Manchester airport

Manchester Airport (MAN) is just a 20-minute drive from central Manchester via the M56 motorway and you’ll find plenty of short-stay and long-stay parking options available ahead of your flights from Manchester to Murcia. There are also a number of public transport services to the airport. The train from Manchester Piccadilly station takes less than half an hour to reach Manchester airport. The number 43 bus is a 24-hour service that leaves the city centre every 10 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night. You also have the option to use the Manchester Metrolink which departs Cornbrook station every 12 minutes and will bring you to the airport in 35 minutes before you fly from Manchester to Murcia.


Manchester Airport: Overview

Manchester airport has three terminals - Ryanair operates out of Terminal 3 which has lots of cafés, bars and restaurants to relax in ahead of your flights from Manchester to Murcia. There are also a number of shops in case you need to pick up any last-minute essentials before boarding your flight. With about 25 million passengers travelling through the airport every year, Manchester is one of the busiest airports in the UK. Due to the high number of passengers, you should allow yourself plenty of time to pass through security before you fly from Manchester to Murcia.


Murcia Airport: Overview

Murcia-San Javier Airport (MJV) is located approximately 26km southeast of Murcia in Spain. You can drive to the centre of the city in around 35 minutes using the RM-91 and A-30, or if you prefer to stay on the motorway for the whole drive, it’s about 45 minutes using the RM-1. There is also a bus connecting the airport to the Santiago de la Ribera bus stop in the city but it only operates three times daily. You may be better off renting a car for your stay using Ryanair Car Hire. Alternatively, a taxi to the city centre will cost around €55 or you can book a private transfer from the airport direct to your hotel.


What to expect on arrival in Murcia

Murcia in eastern Spain is home to delicious food, phenomenal baroque architecture and fascinating history. It’s a great city to visit if you want a relaxing environment with tremendous sights. After your flights from Manchester to Murcia have landed and you make your way to the hotel, you’ll want to see as much of the city as possible. Arguably Murcia’s most famous landmark, the cathedral took 300 years to build. You’ll notice numerous different styles of architecture going on at once – it’s truly spectacular to see. Make sure you head to Plaza de la Flores for a cup of coffee. The square got its name from the many flower shops which are still going strong today. Murcia is also a great launching pad to explore the beaches of Costa Blanca and Costa Cálida. You can take a short day trip and relax in a beautiful beach paradise. Discover more things to do in Murcia on Try Somewhere New.


Five Fun Facts about Murcia:

  • Murcia’s nickname is Huerta de Europa, which means the Orchard of Europe. 
  • The cathedral in Murcia took over three centuries to construct which is why there are a number of different architectural styles on display
  • The Holy Week of procession held in Murcia is the most famous in all of Spain. Life-size statues made by Francisco Salzillo are removed from museums and carried around the city
  • Singer and composer Ruth Lorenzo was born in Murcia. You might remember her for coming fifth on the 2008 series of The X Factor
  • The population of La Manga del Mar Menor is usually 10,000 but during the summer season it can reach up to half a million people 


From Manchester to Murcia: Practical Information

Murcia is one of the hottest regions in Spain with temperatures during the summer months more often than not surpassing the 30°C mark during the day. Temperatures stay in and around 20°C throughout the year, with day time highs of 17°C to 18°C between December and February. Rain is rare in Murcia, so make sure to pack lots of sun cream before your flights from Manchester to Murcia.

Murcia is quite a small city so it is easy to make your way around on foot. Most tourist destinations are under an hour’s walk from each other, but if you want to rest your feet there is a regular bus service available. Taxis in the city can be difficult to find especially during the daily siesta.

The currency in Spain is euros so you will need to change your pounds before you go. Also make sure to pack a travel adapto0r before you fly from Manchester to Murcia if you want to use your electronic devices during your trip.

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Now that you have a clearer idea of what is waiting for you in Murcia, start searching for Ryanair’s massive selection of Manchester to Murcia cheap flights.