You can get from Manchester to Southampton by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||181 miles (292 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||£12 - £86|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £12 • 5 h 45 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • £86 • 1 h 10 min|
|Popular travel companies||National Express, Loganair or Cross Country|
Take a coach, flight or train to travel 181 miles (292 km) from Manchester to Southampton. 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express, Loganair or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Manchester to Southampton.
It is possible to make the journey between these two cities by plane, train and bus. Flights are direct while there are only a limited number of direct trains. Other train routes and all buses make a connection in London. Taking the train is the fastest and most convenient method of travel.
National Express Coaches offer thirteen routes a day between the two cities, involving a connection at London Victoria Coach Station. Depending on the departure time the journey takes from 7.5 to 10 hours. Buses depart from the early hours of the morning and continue throughout the day until around 6:00 p.m. Departures are from Manchester's Chorlton Street Coach Station, a few minutes from the city and linked by local buses, trams and taxis. Southampton Bus Station is in the city centre.
Cross Country Trains run three direct services between the two cities every day, taking just over 4 hours. All are morning departures. Virgin Trains also operate six daily routes. Again they all depart in the morning with a similar journey time and a connection in London. Departures are from Manchester Piccadilly Station, located in the heart of the city and well placed for transport links. Trains arrive at Southampton Central Station. Taxi ranks are located outside both stations.
Flybe operate nine non-stop flights a day between Manchester Airport and Southampton Airport. The first flight takes off just before 5:30 a.m. and the last departure is at just after 7:00 p.m. The overall journey time is approximately 4.5 hours.
You can travel from Manchester to Southampton 3 different ways: coach, flight or train.
A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Southampton, which costs on average £12.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Southampton:
A coach journey is usually £74 less than a journey to Southampton by plane, which costs on average £86 for the same trip.
A coach is generally £57 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £69 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.
There are alternative travel options to Southampton that can usually take longer:
In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 5 h 45 min.
In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 4 h 14 min.
The distance from Manchester to Southampton is approximately 181 miles (292 km).
The average frequency per day from Manchester to Southampton is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Southampton from Manchester as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Manchester to Southampton:
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Yes, there are direct services available from Manchester to Southampton with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Southampton as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Southampton from Manchester.
When planning your trip to Southampton from Manchester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets to Southampton from Manchester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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