How to travel from Manchester to Southampton

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Travel Information between Manchester and Southampton

distanceDistance181 miles (292 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$9 - $64
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€8) • 5 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $62 (€53) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus, Eastern Airways or CrossCountry

Travel 181 miles (292 km) by train, bus or flight to Southampton from Manchester. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus, Eastern Airways or CrossCountry among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Manchester to Southampton.

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from Manchester to Southampton

How to get from Manchester to Southampton by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Manchester to Southampton is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Megabus
12:40PM6h05
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
06:45PMSouthampton
$441One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
National Express
03:45PM8h35
Manchester, Coach Station
12:20AMSouthampton, Coach Station
$341One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
Avanti West Coast
08:35AM4h17
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:52PMSouthampton Central (SOU)
$3661One-way
2 transfers
Other options
Cross Country
08:25AM4h23
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:48PMSouthampton Central (SOU)
$1611One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
09:09AM4h34
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
01:43PMSouthampton Central (SOU)
$2071One-way
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
09:15AM4h28
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
01:43PMSouthampton Central (SOU)
$3661One-way
4 transfers
Megabus
12:40PM5h50
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
06:30PMSouthampton
$491One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
01:25PM5h05
Manchester, Airport
06:30PMSouthampton
$521One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
01:25PM5h20
Manchester, Airport
06:45PMSouthampton
$521One-way
0 transfers

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National Express and CrossCountry will get you to Southampton from Manchester at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next travel from Manchester to Southampton you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

    National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Manchester - Southampton travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

      FAQs: Travel from Manchester to Southampton

      FAQs: Travel to Southampton easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Southampton.
      FAQs

      There are 3 travel options to Southampton from Manchester. You can take a train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to go to Southampton from Manchester is by taking a bus, which costs on average $9 (€8).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Manchester to Southampton:

      A bus is $53 (€45) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $62 (€53) from Manchester to Southampton.

      A bus is $54 (€47) less than a train with an average ticket price of $64 (€55) from Manchester to Southampton.

      The fastest way from Manchester to Southampton is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

      There are alternative travel options to Southampton that take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 5 h 5 min of travel time.

      Train takes 4 h 13 min on average.

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

      The average frequency per day from Manchester to Southampton is:

      • 2 buses per day.
      • Around 10 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Southampton from Manchester as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Manchester to Southampton:

      • Buses most often depart from Manchester at Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Southampton at Southampton Airport Parkway.
      • Flights mostly depart from Manchester Airport and arrive in Southampton Airport.
      • Trains mostly depart from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Southampton Central.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Manchester to Southampton:

      • You can travel by bus to Southampton from Manchester with Megabus or National Express, and you can find Megabus Manchester to Southampton tickets for $9 (€8) on Omio.
      • You can take a flight from Manchester to Southampton with Eastern Airways, Azul or British Airways. Cheap tickets can be found for $62 (€53) with British Airways from Manchester to Southampton.
      • You can go to Southampton from Manchester by train with CrossCountry, Virgin Trains or Transport for Wales. You'll see cheap train tickets for $64 (€55) with CrossCountry from Manchester to Southampton on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct services available from Manchester to Southampton with the following travel companies:

      • 2 direct buses per day with Megabus.
      • Direct train available with CrossCountry 9 direct trains per day.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Southampton as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Southampton from Manchester.

      Omio customers who travel from Manchester to Southampton often also extend their vacation to go to London, Edinburgh, London Gatwick Airport or Longford. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Southampton and these popular destinations at a great price.
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