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from Southampton to Manchester

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£69Cross Country
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£16National Express
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£69Cross Country
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£63Avanti West Coast
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£98Avanti West Coast
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£78Avanti West Coast
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£69Cross Country
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£63Avanti West Coast
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£69Cross Country
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Travel Information between Southampton and Manchester

distanceDistance181 miles (292 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£14 - £98
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £14 • 8 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £69 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, Loganair or Avanti West Coast

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 181 miles (292 km) to Manchester from 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 £14. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express, Loganair or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Southampton to Manchester.

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FAQs
How do I go from Southampton to Manchester?

There are 3 ways that you can travel to Manchester from Southampton. You can take a coach, flight or train.

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

The cheapest way from Southampton to Manchester is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £14 compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach journey is usually £55 less than a journey to Manchester by plane, which costs on average £69 for the same trip.

A coach is generally £83 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £98 from Southampton to Manchester.

What is the quickest way from Southampton to Manchester?

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

Other travel options between Southampton and Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 8 h 25 min.

In comparison, getting to Manchester by train can take on average 4 h 6 min.

How far is Manchester from Southampton?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Southampton to Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Southampton to Manchester is:

  • 7 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Southampton to Manchester?

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

  • Coaches from Southampton to Manchester most often leave from Southampton, Coach Station and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Flights most often depart from Southampton at Southampton Airport and arrive in Manchester at Manchester Airport.
  • Trains from Southampton to Manchester most often leave from Southampton Central and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Who can get me from Southampton to Manchester?

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

  • You can travel by coach from Southampton to Manchester with National Express, and you can find National Express Southampton to Manchester tickets for £14 on Omio.
  • You can go to Manchester from Southampton by plane with Loganair. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £69 with Loganair from Southampton to Manchester on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Southampton to Manchester with Avanti West Coast. Cheap tickets can be found for £98 with Avanti West Coast from Southampton to Manchester.
Is there a direct service between Southampton and Manchester?

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

  • You can check for a direct coach to Manchester with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Manchester tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Southampton to Manchester?
Many of our customers travelling from Southampton to Manchester don't make Manchester their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Liverpool or Edinburgh, either of which you could add to your Southampton and Manchester trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Manchester to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book my Southampton to Manchester ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is £14 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is £69 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £98 one way for this trip.

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