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Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Southampton

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Cheapest

$18

Average

$28

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Manchester to Southampton will cost around $ 28 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 18.

Cheapest
04:30PMManchester, Coach Station8h10 12:40AMSouthampton, Coach Station
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$181One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:30AMManchester, Coach Station8h30 05:00PMSouthampton, Coach Station
1 changes
$191One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:00AMManchester, Coach Station8h50 06:50PMSouthampton, Coach Station
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$191One-way
06:45AMManchester, Coach Station8h50 03:35PMSouthampton, Coach Station
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$211One-way
01:30PMManchester, Coach Station9h15 10:45PMSouthampton, Coach Station
1 changes
$221One-way

Bus schedule from Manchester to Southampton

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04:10AMManchester, Coach Station8h25 12:35PMSouthampton, Coach Station
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06:45AMManchester, Coach Station8h50 03:35PMSouthampton, Coach Station
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08:30AMManchester, Coach Station8h30 05:00PMSouthampton, Coach Station
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10:00AMManchester, Coach Station8h50 06:50PMSouthampton, Coach Station
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11:00AMManchester6h25 05:25PMSouthampton
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11:00AMManchester6h05 05:05PMSouthampton
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11:30AMManchester, Airport5h35 05:05PMSouthampton
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11:30AMManchester, Airport5h55 05:25PMSouthampton
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12:15PMManchester, Coach Station7h10 07:25PMSouthampton, Coach Station
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01:30PMManchester, Coach Station9h15 10:45PMSouthampton, Coach Station
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04:30PMManchester, Coach Station8h10 12:40AMSouthampton, Coach Station
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11:50PMManchester, Coach Station11h00 10:50AMSouthampton, Coach Station
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Tue
May 24
$197Avanti West Coast
$18National Express
$213Eastern Airways
Wed
May 25
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$21Megabus
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Thu
May 26
$129Avanti West Coast
$21Megabus
$213Eastern Airways
Fri
May 27
$129Avanti West Coast
$22Megabus
$213Eastern Airways
Sat
May 28
$73Cross Country
$21Megabus
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Sun
May 29
$91Cross Country
$24Megabus
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Mon
May 30
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$18Megabus
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Tue
May 31
$198Cross Country
$18Megabus
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Wed
Jun 1
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$18Megabus
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Thu
Jun 2
$106Avanti West Coast
$25National Express
$172Eastern Airways
Fri
Jun 3
$102Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
$173Eastern Airways
Sat
Jun 4
$71Avanti West Coast
$21Megabus
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Sun
Jun 5
$90Cross Country
$24Megabus
$238Eastern Airways

Bus times from Manchester to Southampton

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Fastest Journey

5 h 35 m

Average

7 h 50 m

Buses per day

12

Distance

292 km

Of the 12 buses that leave Manchester for Southampton every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 292 km distance in an average of 7 h 50 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 5 h 35 m .

The slowest buses will take 11 h and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
11:30AMManchester, Airport5h35 05:05PMSouthampton
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$241One-way
2nd Fastest
11:30AMManchester, Airport5h55 05:25PMSouthampton
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$241One-way
11:00AMManchester6h05 05:05PMSouthampton
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$241One-way
11:00AMManchester6h25 05:25PMSouthampton
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$241One-way
12:15PMManchester, Coach Station7h10 07:25PMSouthampton, Coach Station
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$331One-way

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Overview: Bus from Manchester to Southampton

distanceDistance181 miles (292 km)
durationAverage bus duration6 h 15 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$21 (€19)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express or Megabus

Buses from Manchester to Southampton cover the 181 miles (292 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 15 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $18 (€16), but the average price of bus tickets is $21 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Southampton, Coach Station.

Bus providers: National Express from Manchester to Southampton

For as little as $18 (€16) you can travel by bus from Manchester to Southampton with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus to Southampton from Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

  • Average Price: $18

When you buy your National Express bus tickets from Manchester to Southampton don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Travel Tips: Bus to Southampton from Manchester

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FAQs

How much do cheap buses to Southampton from Manchester cost?

Bus tickets from Manchester to Southampton for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $18 (€16)  one way in the next 7 days.

How much is the bus to Southampton from Manchester on average?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $21 (€19)  for a bus ticket to Southampton from Manchester.

How many miles is it from Manchester to Southampton by bus?

The Manchester to Southampton bus distance is approximately 181 miles (292 km).

How long is the bus ride to Southampton from Manchester?

While the time it takes to travel 181 miles (292 km) from Manchester to Southampton can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Manchester to Southampton bus journey time is on average 6 h 15 min.

What is the departure bus station in Manchester and arrival bus station in Southampton?

Some of the Manchester bus stations to Southampton you can start your journey from include Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium. Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Southampton include Southampton, Coach Station, Southampton, West Park Rd. And Southampton, Saint Mary's Stadium.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arriving in Southampton, Coach Station.

Where is the bus station in Manchester? Where is the bus station in Southampton?

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Southampton, Coach Station and need to travel approximately 0.6 miles (986 m) from the bus station to the city center in Southampton.

Which bus providers can take me from Manchester to Southampton?

For the route from Manchester to Southampton you can take a bus with National Express or Megabus. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services to Southampton from Manchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Can I find a direct bus from Manchester to Southampton?

Yes, there are direct buses to Southampton from Manchester, and you can find a direct bus for this route with Megabus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

What are the first and last departure bus times from Manchester to Southampton?

The first Manchester to Southampton bus departs at 6: 45 AM   and the last bus from Manchester to Southampton leaves at 10: 50 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Manchester to Southampton on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How far in advance should I buy bus tickets from Manchester to Southampton for the best deals?

If you book a bus ticket from Manchester to Southampton within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $21 (€19) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets from Manchester to Southampton are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.