The flights to Prague from Manchester might not be the most popular in the entire Europe but there are cheap options to consider. Prague is a picturesque city which comes to life particular during the Christmas Market but it can be a lovely city break destination as well.

Airport choices

Prague is served by Ruzyně International Airport, located at just 20 km from the city center. The airport is home to the local carrier Czech Airlines. It takes about 30 min to get from the airport to the city center (by bus or car).

Manchester is served by the largest airport in the UK, outside London. It’s also among the top 50 largest airports in the entire world. Direct trains link the airport to the city center and the journey takes about 20 min and tickets cost £3 one way. The taxi fare to the city center is about £15.

Best airline choices

There are two airlines which offer direct flights to Prague from Manchester: bmibaby – the low-cost carrier – and Czech Airlines.

Typical prices

Talking about typical prices for flights to Prague from Manchester is a bit hard but generally speaking during the peak season (summer and around Christmas) the prices tend to be higher.

If you opt for the low-cost carrier, chances are you’ll be able to benefit from some sort of discounts which means a round trip ticket costs about £115 during the summer peak months. If you choose the regular airline expect to pay as much as £286 for a round trip flight during the same period.

Outside the peak season (spring and autumn) prices drop to under £70 for a round trip flight on the low-cost carrier and £214 on the regular airline.

Money saving tips

In order to save money, it’s best to start your search with the low-cost carrier. If it doesn’t run flights on the exact date you need to depart then look into the other choice. Book your flight in advance but not too far in advance (at most two months).

It doesn’t exactly matter when you fly during the week although minor price differences can be seen between the weekdays and weekend.