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Manchester to Southampton

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1 suggested route to go from Manchester to Southampton by flight, train, car, bus

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How to go from Manchester to Southampton ?

Trip Manchester Southampton

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance181 mi
Direct lineYes

You've chosen Southampton as a destination for your next holidays or weekend but you don't know how to get there from Manchester and how to find the best Manchester to Southampton transport deals? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

Thanks to your multimodal search engine Vivanoda, you'll find on the same site all fares for buses, carpooling, trains and flights to get to Southampton. Simply enter your travel date to Southampton and Vivanoda does the rest. Sorting options and filters are at your disposal to refine your search.

To travel from Manchester, flights, trains, carpooling or buses of National Express, South West Trains, Blablacar, First Great Western, CrossCountry, Southern Railways, Virgin Trains and FlyBE will carry you to Southampton.

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Manchester to Southampton bus

This coach route is operated without any change between Manchester to Southampton

Going by bus from Manchester to Southampton may not be so obvious to you. To encourage you to take the bus to Southampton, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • Unbeatable prices! On the Manchester Southampton route, coach companies offer fares that are often much lower than train or carpooling.
  • The new buses used by MegaBus and National Express are greener than the use of carpooling and even more than your personal car. The road Manchester Southampton is an already existing infrastructure shared with other vehicles. The landscape balance sheet is therefore neutral.
  • During the summer, forget the heat wave thanks to the air-conditioning almost all of the Manchester Southampton coaches are equipped with.
  • The recent coaches with which you will travel from Manchester to Southampton are equipped with onboard toilets as well as comfortable reclining seats to make you travel in the best conditions.

Which coach companies to travel between Manchester and Southampton?

The coach route Manchester Southampton is operated without changes by the bus companies National Express and MegaBus.

National Express Manchester SouthamptonMegaBus Manchester Southampton

Bus stops in Manchester

Remember to arrive at the bus station in Manchester at least 15 minutes, or even 30 minutes, before the posted departure time. The name of the destination 'Southampton' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Manchester

Bus stops at arrival in Southampton

As soon as the coach stops at Southampton, make sure that you leave nothing in your seat or forget your hold luggage.

  • Southampton

Train Manchester to Southampton

Is Manchester connected to Southampton with a direct train?

Yes, the Manchester to Southampton route is served by a direct train. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Southampton and there may be fewer direct trains from Manchester on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Manchester-Southampton train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Manchester Southampton

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Manchester and Southampton with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Manchester Southampton train companies

The train company that operates this journey is CrossCountry.
CrossCountry Manchester Southampton

Railway stations from Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Arrival train stations in Southampton

  • Southampton Central
  • Southampton Airport (Parkway)

Cheap flights from Manchester to Southampton

Cheap flights to Southampton are sometimes not that easy to get but we would like to remind you a few tips:

  • It is highly recommended to book your Manchester Southampton flight several weeks (or even months) in advance. Most of the time, this is the number one yield management rule: cheapest price are available long time before departure (this targets leisure customers who are used to booking early).
  • Be flexible with your dates of travel to Southampton. Prices vary along the time depending many factors including the date and time of travel. So you'd better be able to have a 2- or 3-day flexibility to book your trip.

Which airlines operate the Manchester to Southampton flights ?

This flight is scheduled by only one airline: FlyBE.
FlyBE Manchester Southampton

Departure airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Destination airport in Southampton

  • SOU Southampton

Carpool from Manchester to Southampton

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a Manchester-Southampton ride. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. So, you surely have better chances to get Manchester-Southampton rides searching three days in advance than one month. This is interesting for lastminute travel to Southampton.

When you are about to book a Manchester-Southampton ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). You can pay online, so you don't need to give any money to your driver.

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