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There are 4 ways to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Manchester Airport (MAN) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN

$40 - $140

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Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Airport, Parkway Station to Pool Meadow Bus Station M34
  2. Take the bus from Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station to Manchester Airport National Express

$33 - $49

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly

$97 - $147

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Manchester Airport (MAN) 216.9 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Manchester Airport (MAN) is to bus which costs £25 - £40 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Manchester Airport (MAN) is to fly which costs £30 - £110 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton Airport (SOU) station to Manchester Airport (MAN). However, there are services departing from Southampton Airport, Parkway Station and arriving at Manchester Airport via Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Manchester Airport (MAN). However, there are services departing from Southampton Airport Parkway and arriving at Manchester Airport via Manchester Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 19 min.

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The distance between Southampton Airport (SOU) and Manchester Airport (MAN) is 172 miles. The road distance is 216.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Manchester Airport (MAN) without a car is to train which takes 4 h 19 min and costs £70 - £120.

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It takes approximately 1 h 5 min to fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Southampton Airport (SOU) to Manchester Airport (MAN) bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Southampton Airport, Parkway Station.

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Southampton Airport (SOU) to Manchester Airport (MAN) train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Southampton Airport Parkway station.

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The best way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Manchester Airport (MAN) is to fly which takes 1 h 5 min and costs £30 - £110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £70 - £120 and takes 4 h 19 min, you could also bus, which costs £25 - £40 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Manchester Airport (MAN).
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  • Distance: 172.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 5 min

What companies run services between Southampton Airport (SOU), England and Manchester Airport (MAN), England?

Flybe flies from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Manchester Airport (MAN) every 4 hours. Alternatively, CrossCountry operates a train from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Manchester Airport (MAN) hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 3 h 58 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
CrossCountry
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Southampton Airport, Parkway Station to Pool Meadow Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
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uk.megabus.com
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 Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Southampton Airport (SOU) to Manchester Airport (MAN) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Airport station.

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Southampton Airport (SOU) to Manchester Airport (MAN) train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton Airport (SOU) to Manchester Airport (MAN) is 217 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Manchester Airport (MAN).

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Flybe offers flights from Southampton Airport to Manchester Airport.

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