Trains in Southampton are 29% cheaper than in Manchester.
A meal in Southampton is 15% cheaper than a meal in Manchester.
Taxis are 30% more expensive in Southampton than in Manchester.
Coffee in Southampton is 1% cheaper than in Manchester.
The flight duration for direct flights from Manchester to Southampton is only 60 minutes.
The easy availability of cheap direct flights between Manchester and Southampton means stopovers are rarely necessary, but if so, then the most common flight paths are either through Cork or Dublin in the Republic of Ireland.
Pack for the weather – sheltered Southampton is one of the sunniest and warmest cities in the UK, meaning a bathing suit is vital in summer and perhaps a light rain jacket or umbrella during the mild, wet winter.
Several airlines operate indirect and direct flights from Manchester to Southampton, including:
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Manchester is served by the UK's third-busiest airport, and the busiest outside London: Manchester Airport (MAN).
Situated just 9 miles from the city centre in the south of Greater Manchester, Manchester Airport is located near Wythenshawe.
How to get to the airport:
Services: 24/7 operation, designated smoking areas, multi-faith prayer and contemplation room, a large range of boutique, high-street and tax-free shops, one hour of free WiFi, and a huge range of restaurants, cafes, and bars open day and night.
There is one commercial airport in Southampton providing international and domestic passenger flights: Southampton International Airport (SOU).
Southampton International Airport is located in Eastleigh just 4 miles north-east of the city centre.
How to get from the airport to the city:
Services: 4 hours free WiFi, designated smoking area outside in the central forecourt, disability and mobility special assistance services in the terminal, accessible toilets, a restaurant, cafe, and bar, a newsagents, and a handful of retail outlets.
Good venue pleasant atmosphere.
Not enough security staff Not clear when landside what is available airside in terms of shops/food