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Manchester to Southampton coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£16.61
Shortest Duration9h 20m
Trips per day9
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How much does a coach ticket from Manchester to Southampton cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average coach fares from Manchester to Southampton were £21.72.

The best way to find cheap coach tickets from Manchester to Southampton is by booking earlier as most coach companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 24 days out, tickets are on average £13.68 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the coach ride from Manchester to Southampton?

The distance between Manchester and Southampton is approximately 181.26 miles, or 291.63 kilometers. The average travel time for a coach between these two cities is around 10 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 20 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most coaches are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your coach has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by coach from Manchester to Southampton?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Manchester to Southampton by coach is at 00:00 on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 00:00 on Friday is when the fewest number of coach tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the coach departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

What coach companies travel from Manchester to Southampton?

On average there are 9 coach trips per day. National Express has the most options for departures from Manchester to Southampton, with an average of 9 trips per day and 13 monthly trips. One coach carrier currently travels from Manchester to Southampton. Of the 9 trips there are 0 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Manchester to Southampton start at £111.84.

1 carriers offer Manchester to Southampton coach trips

National Express

Book National Express from Manchester to Southampton from £16.61. There are 9 National Express schedules from Manchester to Southampton and you can expect on average to pay £27.65 for a National Express ticket to Southampton. In Manchester, National Express departs to Southampton from Failsworth and 2 other stations. In Southampton, National Express arrives at University of Sampton - Bus Stop and no other station.

An average trip on National Express from Manchester to Southampton takes 10 hours and 5 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Southampton in 9 hours and 20 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 12 trips per day and you could expect to pay £31.64 for a weekend getaway to Southampton.

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Plan your next adventure

There are 3 stations you could depart from, depending on the coach line you travel with. Most coach trips to Southampton will depart from these stations in Manchester:
  • Manchester (Miles Platting)
  • Broadway
  • Failsworth
Coaches from Manchester arrive in Southampton at one main station:
  • University of Sampton - Bus Stop