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trying to get from london Heathrow airport to Manchester

I have managed finally managed get a flight from Hong Kong back to London but I need to get to Manchester. What will be the best way?

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624 posts

Fly from Heathrow to Manchester. British airways has a direct flight that takes about 1 hour or less. (I flew this route two years ago).

Posted by
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Thanks for your reply guys. I need this transfer for Monday 18th May . A flight doesn't seem to be a realistic option, The cheapest for 1 passenger is £135 and will take 20 hours! The fastest is 6 hours 10 minutes with a stopover in Aberdeen and will cost for £543 for 1 passenger- this according to sky scanner anyway. Cheapest train I can find is £315 for both myself and girlfriend which doesn't seem to bad. I have made an enquiry with a taxi company in Manchester who might be able to do it at a slightly cheaper price than a train.

I hope things improve soon, travel has become a nightmare. Makes me realise how spoilt we were with a huge choice of travel options before this pandemic.

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26039 posts

the 18th of May, 2020?

trains are restricted to essential workers only at the moment.

Flights are very rare with most airlines either mostly or completely shut down.

Depending on what happens in the next couple of days, if the quarantine period starts before your arrival, you will have to quarantine for 14 days first.

England is still in lockdown, with a few minor exceptions.

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Thanks for all information, we have gone ahead and booked a private car transfer. The total cost for two is not that much higher than the cheapest train option and we have been told there are lots of trains being cancelled so we didn't really want to be stranded.

Yes, we will be self isolating for two weeks once we get home, that's another reason a train was not an option. We have not received any official notice that we will have to isolate for 2 weeks but we will do so anyway.