Find coach tickets from Manchester to Southampton
Manchester to Southampton coach - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||7h 50m|
|Trips per day||7|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by coach from Manchester to Southampton right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most coach companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, coach companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
How much is a coach ticket from Manchester to Southampton?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £40.46 was the low point for coach fares from Manchester to Southampton. Coaches from Southampton to Manchester are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £40.46 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 7 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £6.00 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the coach ride?
The coach usually takes around 9 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 181 miles (292 kilometers) from Manchester, MAN to Southampton, STH. However, the fastest coach only takes 7 hours and 50 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?
Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Manchester?
The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Manchester to Southampton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many coaches are there each day?
There are 7 scheduled coaches that travel from Manchester to Southampton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which coach you take, you will have to transfer coaches at least once during your journey.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Manchester to Southampton; ticket prices start at £113.97.
What coach companies travel from Manchester to Southampton?
There is one coach company that operates from Manchester to Southampton. National Express is the only company that connects the two cities by coach. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled coaches per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
|Coach||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|National Express||7||9h 25m||£44.74|
Where does the coach leave from in Manchester?
Manchester, Manchester has two coach stations with service to Southampton, Southampton:
- Manchester Coach Station
- Manchester Airport
Where does the coach arrive in Southampton?
These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Southampton, Southampton:
- University of Sampton - Bus Stop
- Southampton Coach Station