How to get from Southampton to Manchester

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from Southampton to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Southampton to Manchester on 30 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:15Southampton6h25 15:40Manchester
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09:15Southampton6h25 15:40Manchester
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08:55Southampton6h45 15:40Manchester
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08:00Southampton Central4h27 12:27Manchester Piccadilly
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07:30Southampton Central4h35 12:05Manchester Piccadilly
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Travel Information between Southampton and Manchester

distanceDistance181 miles (292 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£52 - £92
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £52 • 5 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £92 • 4 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 181 miles (292 km) by coach or train to Manchester from Southampton. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 4 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £52. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Southampton to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Southampton to Manchester

Travel to Manchester 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 Southampton to Manchester.

You can travel to Manchester from Southampton 2 different ways: coach or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Southampton to Manchester, which costs on average £52.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

A coach journey is usually £40 less than a journey to Manchester by train, which costs on average £92 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Manchester from Southampton is by train with an average travel time of 4 h 4 min.

There are alternative travel options to Manchester that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 5 h 5 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Southampton to Manchester is:

  • 7 trains per day.

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

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from Southampton, Coach Station and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from Southampton Central and tend to arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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

  • You can travel to Manchester from Southampton by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £52 with National Express from Southampton to Manchester.
  • You can take a train from Southampton to Manchester with Avanti West Coast. Cheap tickets can be found for £92 with Avanti West Coast from Southampton to Manchester.
Your journey from Southampton to Manchester doesn't have to end in Manchester. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’d like to add London, Liverpool or Edinburgh to your Southampton to Manchester trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Manchester today!

When planning your trip to Manchester from Southampton, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £52 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £92 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Southampton to Manchester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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