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from Manchester to Southampton

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Southampton on Oct 29 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:05AMManchester, Airport4h55 03:00PMSouthampton
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$331One-way
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10:05AMManchester, Airport4h55 03:00PMSouthampton
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$331One-way
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09:35AMManchester5h25 03:00PMSouthampton
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$331One-way
12:00PMManchester, Airport5h35 05:35PMSouthampton
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$411One-way
12:00PMManchester, Airport5h55 05:55PMSouthampton
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$411One-way

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Fri
Oct 29
$137Avanti West Coast
$30Megabus
Sat
Oct 30
$137Avanti West Coast
$23Megabus
Sun
Oct 31
$96Cross Country
$27Megabus
Mon
Nov 1
$137Avanti West Coast
$23Megabus
Tue
Nov 2
$113Avanti West Coast
$20National Express
Wed
Nov 3
$127Avanti West Coast
$20National Express
Thu
Nov 4
$90Avanti West Coast
$20National Express
Fri
Nov 5
$105Avanti West Coast
$20National Express
Sat
Nov 6
$96Cross Country
$20National Express
Sun
Nov 7
$96Cross Country
$21National Express
Mon
Nov 8
$105Avanti West Coast
$20National Express
Tue
Nov 9
$113Avanti West Coast
$20National Express
Wed
Nov 10
$98Avanti West Coast
$20National Express
Thu
Nov 11
$105Avanti West Coast
$20Megabus
Fri
Nov 12
$113Avanti West Coast
$20National Express
Sat
Nov 13
$96Cross Country
$20Megabus
Sun
Nov 14
$96Cross Country
$24Megabus
Mon
Nov 15
$91Avanti West Coast
$20National Express
Tue
Nov 16
$97Avanti West Coast
$20Megabus
Wed
Nov 17
$103Avanti West Coast
$20National Express

Travel Information from Manchester to Southampton

distanceDistance181 miles (292 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$17 - $118
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€14) • 5 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $118 (€97) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, Loganair or Cross Country

Travel 181 miles (292 km) by bus, flight or train to Southampton from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $17 (€14). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express, Loganair or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Manchester to Southampton.

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FAQs
How do I travel from Manchester to Southampton?

There are 3 ways to travel from Manchester to Southampton including taking a bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Southampton?

The cheapest way to travel between Manchester and Southampton is by taking a bus with an average price of $17 (€14).

This is compared to other travel options to Southampton:

Taking a bus is usually $102 (€83) less than taking a flight to Southampton, which costs on average $118 (€97) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $78 (€64) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $94 (€77) from Manchester to Southampton.

What is the fastest way to get from Manchester to Southampton?

The fastest way to get to Southampton from Manchester is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options to Southampton can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 5 h 45 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Southampton by train can take on average 4 h 14 min.

How far is it from Manchester to Southampton?

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

How many services a day are there from Manchester to Southampton?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Southampton is:

  • Around 8 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Manchester? Where do I arrive in Southampton?

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Southampton, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Manchester Airport to Southampton Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Southampton Central.
Which travel companies can take me from Manchester to Southampton?

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 National Express, and you can find National Express Manchester to Southampton tickets for $17 (€14) on Omio.
  • You can travel between Manchester and Southampton by flight with Loganair. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $118 (€97) with Loganair from Manchester to Southampton.
  • You can go to Southampton from Manchester by train with Cross Country. You'll see cheap train tickets for $94 (€77) with Cross Country from Manchester to Southampton on Omio.
Is there a direct service between Manchester and Southampton?

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

  • You can find around 8 direct trains per day and travel with Cross Country.

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 between Manchester and Southampton.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Manchester to Southampton?
Looking to extend your trip from Manchester to Southampton? Many Omio customers who go from Manchester to Southampton usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Bournemouth or Glasgow. If you're looking to explore London, Bournemouth or Glasgow from Southampton, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I purchase a ticket from Manchester to Southampton online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Manchester to Southampton, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $17 (€14) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $118 (€97) one way.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $94 (€77) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Manchester to Southampton tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey