The Chancellor blamed a practice cancellation as a consequence of industrial motion for selecting the carbon-intensive mode of transport.
It comes as practice drivers are putting on the beginning and finish dates of the Tory gathering within the metropolis.
Requested whether or not he flew, as first reported within the Guardian, Mr Hunt advised BBC Breakfast: “I took a BA flight as a result of I used to be advised that my practice had been cancelled.”
The flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester takes round an hour, in line with the BA web site, whereas the practice takes about two hours and quarter-hour.
On his return journey, the senior Cupboard minister mentioned: “I’ll in all probability be driving dwelling as a result of I feel there’s one other practice strike on Wednesday.”
Challenged over what his transport selections mentioned in regards to the state of the railways, Mr Hunt mentioned they “want enhancing” however declined to touch upon the destiny of HS2.
Chatting with broadcasters on Monday, he repeatedly mentioned it isn’t the “applicable time” to announce whether or not to chop the northern leg of the high-speed rail mission.
He advised Sky Information: “By way of issues just like the northern leg of HS2, no matter resolution we make, we’ll take very cautious observe of the necessity to have correct financial infrastructure all through the entire nation.
“By way of this particular resolution I’m afraid you’ll have to wait.
“We are going to make the announcement on the applicable time.”
The Prime Minister has confronted a backlash from his predecessors, companies and leaders throughout the North for wavering over whether or not HS2 will ever attain Manchester.
Theresa Might was the newest former premier to induce Rishi Sunak to not ditch the Birmingham to Manchester leg of the high-speed rail mission that was designed to hyperlink the North and London.
A drastic cost-cutting train might additionally see it finish at Previous Oak Frequent within the capital’s western suburbs reasonably than attain its centre.
The Authorities has harassed the necessity to assess the worth for cash, with Mr Hunt questioning why delivering HS2 is costing vastly greater than comparable tasks in Europe.
“I must have a solution why it prices 10 instances extra to construct excessive velocity rail on this nation than it does throughout the Channel in France,” he advised LBC radio.
After the Solar reported that the rail mission has 167 members of employees working in its public relations division at a price of £8 million a yr, Mr Hunt mentioned a number of the spend is “completely unacceptable”.