Manchester Airport: 10 destinations you can fly to this month for under £100 per person

You could get an inexpensive trip away this month from Manchester.

October is traditionally a month of wet, short days and increasingly dark nights across Manchester.

You might be keen on getting away from all this, and luckily from Manchester you’ve got plenty of options to jet off somewhere warm this month.

With more than 40 airlines operating from Manchester, flying to more than 110 destinations, you’ll be able to fly across Europe to wherever you desire in the coming month.

A huge variety of locations served from Manchester can still be reached for under £100 per person return over the next month.

If you are keen to get away from the Mancunian autumn, here are 10 places you can visit this month according to Manchester Airport.


The historic Mediterranean port offers sunshine, four waterparks and a five-mile-long beach, with temperatures regularly reaching the mid-twenties Celsius, even in the Autumn months. Santa Barbara Castle towers over the city and offers incredible views of the Costa Blanca.

Tui will take you from Manchester to Alicante for just £79pp return from 11-18 October 11-18. easyJet, and Ryanair also serve Alicante from Manchester.


Bordeaux wines are reputed worldwide and the early Autumn is harvesting season, so October is a great time to visit, but the beautiful countryside surrounding the city and fabulous beaches and sand dunes under an hour’s journey away are often overlooked. The breath-taking Dune du Pilat, near Arcachon, is ringed by family-friendly campsites.

Your family could get away to Bordeaux for four nights during the October Half Term with flights at just £78pp return, flying Ryanair from Manchester from October 26-30. easyJet also serves Bordeaux.


Budapest is split in two by the River Danube (Photo: Manchester Airport)
Budapest is split in two by the River Danube (Photo: Manchester Airport)
Budapest is split in two by the River Danube (Photo: Manchester Airport)

Split in two by the Danube, this city’s nightlife is the biggest draw for visitors but cultural highlights include natural thermal baths, Buda Castle and the striking Basilica of St Stephen. is offering flights from Manchester to the Hungarian capital from just £97pp return between 10-13 October 10-13 Ryanair also flies from Manchester to Budapest.


There may not be much late summer sun on offer in Dublin, but Ireland’s capital offers much more besides. Temple Bar is the city’s beating heart with some of Europe’s best spots to eat and drink, whilst for lovers of the great outdoors, the Wicklow Mountains to the south of the city are a splendid setting for Autumn walks.

Escape to Dublin with Irish carrier Ryanair from only £32pp return, between October 24-31 October.

You can also fly from Manchester to Dublin with Aer Lingus.


Portugal’s Algarve typically enjoys temperatures in the low twenties throughout October, and its white sandy beaches are not the only draw. Faro boasts a quaint and characterful Old Town with cobbled streets, a 13th Century Cathedral and an attractive marina, dotted with restaurants and bars.

Tui will fly you from Manchester to Faro from just £93pp return from October 9-20. easyJet, and Ryanair also serve this route.


Malaga in southern Spain (Photo: Manchester Airport)
Malaga in southern Spain (Photo: Manchester Airport)
Malaga in southern Spain (Photo: Manchester Airport)

At the southern tip of Spain, Malaga is a well-established favourite for sunseekers. In addition to its beaches and nightlife, visitors can take in the Picasso Museum (the artist was born in Malaga), the millennia-old Roman Amphitheatre and gorge on tapas and street food.

Enjoy a 7-night break in Malaga with Tui from October 13-20, with flights from Manchester available from £87pp return.

Alternatively, fly with Ryanair from £84.98pp return between October 19 and November 5. and easyJet also operate this route.


Known globally for football and fashion, Milan is also the home of da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’, some of the continent’s most impressive architecture, and is a gateway to the Italian lakes.

Ryanair will take you to Milan Bergamo from Manchester from October 17-24 for only £58pp return. easyJet and Ryanair also serve Milan Malpensa from Manchester.


Pescara is a great spot to make the most of the late summer sun. Temperatures regularly top 20C even into late October, and its wide sandy beaches stretch over 10 miles of the Adriatic coastline. The city is the largest in Italy’s Abruzzo region and is famous for offering some of the country’s best seafood.

Flights to Pescara with Ryanair start from £30pp return from Manchester, travelling between October 16-23.


The famous tower at Pisa (Photo: Manchester Airport)
The famous tower at Pisa (Photo: Manchester Airport)
The famous tower at Pisa (Photo: Manchester Airport)

A cultural gem that needs little introduction, Pisa is much more than a leaning tower – it makes a great base to explore what Tuscany has to offer.

Florence is just over an hour away by train, the Chianti wine region lies just to the south-east and the spa resort of Montecatini Terme, a favourite retreat of Audrey Hepburn, is under 30 miles away.

Marina di Pisa, a short bus ride from the city centre, has a pebble beach, and the Tuscan sun is still bright in October. will take you from Manchester to Pisa from £76pp return, from October 15-22. easyJet and Ryanair also fly to Pisa from Manchester.


The Croatian capital is not as familiar to travellers as the seafront vistas of Dubrovnik but it offers temperatures in the low 20s during October, and boasts a vibrant café culture and arts scene.

The stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park, dominated by huge limestone waterfalls, makes for a great day trip.

Enjoy a city break in Zagreb with flights from just £30pp with Ryanair from Manchester, travelling October 16-20.