There are 6 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Southport by train, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Salford Central to Southport

$15 - $21

5 alternative options

Train via Wigan Wallgate  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Wigan North Western
  2. Take the train from Wigan Wallgate to Southport

$15 - $23

Bus  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Preston, Lancashire National Express
  2. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 23) to Southport, The Monument (Christ Church) X2 / ...

$18 - $22

Bus, line 600 bus  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Art Gallery to Leigh, Bus Station Access (Spinning Jenny Way) V1
  2. Take the line 600 bus from Leigh Bus Station to Wigan, Wallgate Stn (Takeaway) 600 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Wigan, North Western Station (Rail Station) to Southport, Wellington Street 375 / ...

$17 - $22

Taxi  •  53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Greater Manchester to Southport 44.3 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Southport 44.3 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Southport. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Horton Rd and arriving at Southport, The Monument (Christ Church) via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 23). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 16 min.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Southport is 35 miles. The road distance is 44.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Southport without a car is to train which takes 1 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to get from Greater Manchester to Southport, including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to Southport bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Southport is to train which takes 1 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 16 min.

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Greater Manchester to Southport bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Lancashire, arrive at Southport, The Monument (Christ Church) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Greater Manchester to Southport is 44 miles. It takes approximately 53 min to drive from Greater Manchester to Southport.

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There are 953+ hotels available in Southport. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Southport.
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  • Distance: 34.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 54 min

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Southport, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from Greater Manchester to Southport hourly. Tickets cost $12 - $18 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Southport via Manchester City Centre, Portland St (Premier Inn), Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Preston, Lancashire, and Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 23) in around 3 h 16 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Salford Central to Southport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Wigan Wallgate to Southport
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 23) to Southport, The Monument (Christ Church)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Leigh Bus Station to Wigan, Wallgate Stn (Takeaway)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva Merseyside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Wigan, North Western Station (Rail Station) to Southport, Wellington Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Greater Manchester to Southport
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Street Cars Manchester
Phone
+44 161 228 7878
Website
streetcarsmanchester.co.uk
Radio Cars
Phone
+44 161 236 8033
Website
radiocarsmanchester.co.uk
Manchester Cars
Phone
+44 161 228 3355
Website
ilovemanchestercars.co.uk

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