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Manchester to Southampton flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Manchester and Southampton take, on average, 1 hour minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Manchester with Southampton found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Manchester International is the departure airport operating flights between Manchester and Southampton
Arriving AirportFlights departing Manchester with Southampton as destination arrives at Eastleigh

Cheap last minute flights to Southampton

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Departure Fri, 29 Oct Return Sun, 07 Nov
MAN Manchester
SOU Southampton
return from £154
Departure Mon, 08 Nov Return Tue, 16 Nov
MAN Manchester
SOU Southampton
return from £157
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Find out further information on Manchester and Southampton to help you prepare for your trip.
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Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Southampton are 30% cheaper than in Manchester.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Southampton is 20% cheaper than a meal in Manchester.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi in Southampton costs roughly the same as in Manchester.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Southampton is 2% cheaper than in Manchester.

Manchester airports
  • ( Manchester International (MAN)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
  • ( Birmingham Intl (BHX)
    How far from city centre: 74 miles
  • ( Liverpool John Lennon (LPL)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
Southampton airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 57 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 98 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 80 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 56 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 75 miles
  • ( Eastleigh (SOU)
    How far from city centre: 4 miles
K Distance: 182 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Manchester to Southampton

How long is the flight from Manchester to Southampton

The flight duration for direct flights from Manchester to Southampton is only 60 minutes.

What are the most common stopovers

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.

What are the most important things to pack in my suitcase when travelling to Southampton?

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.

Which airlines fly from Manchester to Southampton

Several airlines operate indirect and direct flights from Manchester to Southampton, including:

  • Flybe, Britain's biggest independent regional airline and the only carrier offering daily direct flights from Manchester to Southampton.
  • Aer Lingus, Ireland's national flag carrier with a low-cost affiliate based in Dublin.
  • Air France, the national airline of France with short- and long-haul connections across the world.

How to find cheap flights from Manchester to Southampton

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When are the best times to fly from Manchester to Southampton

  • September sees Southampton host the UK's biggest on-water boat show every year, and the influx of international visitors combined with annual festivals and cultural events make it a fun time to visit after the peak of the summer heat.
  • May is a great time for domestic flights to Southampton because the balmy spring weather arrives here a lot earlier than most other UK cities, making it a lovely time to stroll around the seaside Quay, port, and Ocean Village before the summer crowds fully arrive.

Airports in Manchester

Manchester is served by the UK's third-busiest airport, and the busiest outside London: Manchester Airport (MAN).

Useful information about Manchester Airport

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:

  • By train – direct trains operate to Manchester Airport station from Manchester Picadilly, taking roughly 20 minutes and operating every 10 minutes, 7 days a week.
  • By taxi – 20 minutes from the city centre.
  • By bus – 10 local bus routes operate regular service to the airport from all over Greater Manchester, or an express coach from Manchester Central Coach Station reaches the airport in 25 minutes and runs 24 hours.

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.

Airports in Southampton

There is one commercial airport in Southampton providing international and domestic passenger flights: Southampton International Airport (SOU).

Useful information about Southampton International Airport

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:

  • By bus – the low-cost U1C bus service runs every 10 minutes straight to the city centre.
  • By train – walk one minute from the arrivals' hall to Southampton Airport Parkway Station and take a train to the city centre in just 7 minutes.
  • By taxi – 15 minutes to the city centre through an on-site official airport taxi service called Checker Cars offer a full range of vehicle sizes and all fares are pre-quoted.

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.

What to do and visit in Southampton

  • Delve into history – visit the Roman ruins in Bitterne Manor, from when the city was known as Clausentum, and learn about Southampton's position as Britain's premier trading post during Saxon times.
  • Hire a bike and use dedicated cycle routes to breeze through the city at your own pace.
  • Enjoy all the action of top-level football at glittering St Mary's Stadium, where derbies with nearby Portsmouth are particularly vibrant.
  • Take in a world-class West End show, opera, or ballet at the largest theatre in southern England, the Mayflower, or at another of the many theatres.
  • Catch the Hythe Ferry from Town Quay and get a different view of the city and its historic docks from Hythe Pier.
  • See the legendary Bargate and other remnants of Southampton's medieval city walls while strolling the signposted route tracing its original course.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Manchester to Southampton

😷 Is it safe to travel from Manchester to Southampton during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions United Kingdom may apply when travelling from Manchester. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Manchester to Southampton at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Manchester to Southampton is 154£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Southampton expensive to visit compared to Manchester?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Southampton costs an average of 2.30 GBP, the same as in Manchester, while train tickets costs 25% less in Southampton: 2.20 GBP against 2.95 GBP in Manchester. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 12.00 GBP in Southampton, 20% less than the 15.00 GBP in Manchester. The price of the coffee is around 2% cheaper in Southampton, with an average of 2.83 GBP, while in Manchester the coffee costs 2.88 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Manchester to Southampton?
The most popular months to book a trip from Manchester to Southampton are July, August and September, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Manchester to Southampton?
The best time of the year to go to Southampton when flying from Manchester depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, August is the top 1º month to fly to Southampton from Manchester in terms of searches from our customer, followed by September and October. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, January, February and March are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Manchester -  Southampton.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Manchester to Southampton?
The total flight time between Manchester and Southampton is of around 01:00 hours on average, considering an average distance of 274 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Southampton compared to Manchester?
While in Manchester the temperatures can reach an average of 26.08 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 3.0 mm ,Southampton's temperatures can go up to 27.52 ºC during the hot season, with 3.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -3.25 ºC in Southampton, compared to the -2.77 ºC average degrees reported in Manchester. During the winter period, Manchester can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while Southampton have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Manchester and Southampton?
The main airport route flying between Manchester and Southampton is: Manchester International (MAN) to Eastleigh (SOU). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Flybe.
  • Virgin Atlantic.
  • Finnair.
Which are the airlines with flights from Manchester to Southampton?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Manchester to Southampton are:
  • Flybe.

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