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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Trip Manchester Southampton

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

How to get from Manchester to Southampton?

We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Manchester Southampton. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
  • Sort results depending on the mode of transportation (train, bus, carpooling, plane).
  • Get prices, times and duration for the journey Manchester Southampton by clicking on the 'Check prices' button and after entering your dates of departure and the number of passengers. Note that we are trying to get as many prices as we can from different online travel agencies, but sometimes it may not be possible.
  • Locate cities of Manchester and Southampton on a map as well as the route Manchester Southampton and the different connecting points (Southampton Airport (Parkway) Railway Station, Southampton Coach Station, Southampton Airport Coach Station, Southampton Airport, Southampton Central Railway Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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Which carriers to travel between Manchester and Southampton?

Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Manchester-Southampton (182.1 mi)
Railway companies
Southern Railways provides a rail connection London-Southampton with the train Mainline West from London Victoria railway station (0.9 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Southampton Central at arrival (0.5 mi from centre)
First Great Western transports passengers on a rail line from Portsmouth to Southampton with the train which leaves Fratton station to arrive at Southampton Central railway station (England United Kingdom)
South West Trains operates the train journey Basingstoke-Southampton with the train from Basingstoke railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Southampton Airport (Parkway) at arrival (3.7 mi from centre)
CrossCountry provides a rail connection from Manchester to Southampton with the train which leaves Manchester Piccadilly station to arrive at Southampton Airport (Parkway) railway station (England United Kingdom)
Virgin Trains transports passengers on a rail line Manchester-London with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of London Euston at arrival (2 mi from centre)
Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Manchester in Manchester and to the one of Southampton (England United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Manchester (serving Manchester bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Southampton where the coach will drop you off at Southampton station situated at about 0.3 mi from Southampton city centre.
Virgin Atlantic Airways carries out a flight from Manchester International MAN airport situated 9.3 mi away from the city centre of Manchester to London (arrival at Heathrow LHR airport)
British Airways flies on the route from Manchester International MAN airport (located 9.3 mi from Manchester, United Kingdom) to London (serving Gatwick LGW airport)
FlyBE schedules the flight from Manchester International MAN airport situated 9.3 mi away from the city centre of Manchester to Southampton (arrival at Southampton SOU airport)

All modes of transport Manchester-Southampton

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Cheap flights from Manchester to Southampton

Which airlines fly from Manchester to Southampton ?

FlyBE is the only airline flying with direct link to Southampton from the airport of Manchester.
FlyBE Manchester Southampton

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

  • Avoid weekends to fly to Southampton and be flexible. 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.
  • Don't wait the day before your trip to book the Manchester Southampton flight as prices should be very high. 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).

Departure airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Destination airport in Southampton

  • SOU Southampton

Train Manchester to Southampton

Manchester Southampton railways companies

There is only one rail company for this journey: CrossCountry.
CrossCountry Manchester Southampton

Is it possible to go directly by train from Manchester to Southampton?

Yes, it is possible to go from Manchester to Southampton by train without making any changes. The schedule may vary along the week, and direct trains may only operate 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.

Railway stations from Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Railway stations in Southampton

  • Southampton Central
  • Southampton Airport (Parkway)

Manchester to Southampton bus

If you are looking for a bus service from Manchester to Southampton, you're lucky because there actually is a direct service.

What are the bus companies operating the Manchester Southampton ?

National Express and MegaBus are the coach companies operating the bus line Manchester Southampton with direct service.

National Express Manchester SouthamptonMegaBus Manchester Southampton

You may still have doubts to get to Southampton by bus. That's why we give you some arguments that might convince you to board a bus to Southampton.

  • You will travel from Manchester to Southampton on a modern and comfortable bus. Reclining seats with improved legroom and toilets provide the comfort you need to enjoy your time onboard.
  • Very low prices! On the Manchester Southampton line, carrier fares are often unbeatable compared to other modes of transport: carpooling or train.
  • Almost all coaches are equipped with a WiFi connection, which is very welcome to travel the 181 mi of the trip.

Departure bus stations in Manchester

You will have to arrive at your Manchester stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. In general, the destination 'Southampton' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. Then, all you have to do is to validate your ticket with the driver of MegaBus or National Express, to deposit your luggage in the trunk and to find your seat.

  • Manchester

Arrival bus stations in Southampton

When you arrive in Southampton, make sure you don't forget anything at your seat and in the hold.

  • Southampton

Carpool from Manchester to Southampton

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. This means that when looking for Manchester-Southampton rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). This is interesting for lastminute travel 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.

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