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

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Fly  •  1h

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

$40 - $140

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Train  •  4h 17m

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

$97 - $147

Train via Birmingham International  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Birmingham International
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Crewe

$99 - $174

Drive  •  3h 32m

  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 drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 32m.

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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 1h.

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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 4h 17m.

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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 4h 17m and costs £70 - £120.

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It takes approximately 1h 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) 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 1h and costs £30 - £110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £70 - £120 and takes 4h 17m.

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

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

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

Flybe flies from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Manchester Airport (MAN) 4 times a day. Alternatively, CrossCountry operates a train from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Manchester Airport (MAN) hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 3h 56m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $140
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65

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