COMPARE Prices across different modes

Sat
23 Oct
£137Cross Country
£20Megabus
Sun
24 Oct
£98Avanti West Coast
£19Megabus
Mon
25 Oct
£115Cross Country
£17Megabus
Tue
26 Oct
£98Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
Wed
27 Oct
£91Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£69Cross Country
£17Megabus
Fri
29 Oct
£69Cross Country
£19Megabus
Sat
30 Oct
£137Cross Country
£17Megabus
Sun
31 Oct
£68Cross Country
£14National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£69Cross Country
£14National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£62Avanti West Coast
£14Megabus
Wed
3 Nov
£75Avanti West Coast
£14Megabus
Thu
4 Nov
£65Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£74Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£69Cross Country
£14Megabus
Sun
7 Nov
£69Cross Country
£16National Express
Mon
8 Nov
£66Avanti West Coast
£14Megabus
Wed
10 Nov
£70Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
Thu
11 Nov
£74Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
Fri
12 Nov
£69Cross Country
£14National Express

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Train Information from Manchester to Southampton

distanceDistance181 miles (292 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 14 min
priceAverage train ticket price£97 (€109)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Manchester to Southampton cover the 181 miles (292 km) long route taking on average 4 h 14 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £69, but the average price of train tickets is £97. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Southampton Central.

Train companies

CrossCountry between Manchester and Southampton

Travel between Manchester and Southampton from £69 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Manchester and Southampton you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Book your CrossCountry Manchester to Southampton train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry’s up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Manchester to Southampton routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance between Manchester and Southampton is 181 miles (292 km), and the best price for a one-way Manchester - Southampton CrossCountry train ticket starts at £69 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

CrossCountry from Manchester to Southampton train information:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 49 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 8 a day

These are CrossCountry 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Manchester to Southampton:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains From Manchester To Southampton: Journey Details

Taking one of the regular trains from Manchester to Southampton can be a faster and simpler option than travelling by road. Direct trains make the distance in just over 4 hours starting at Manchester Piccadilly Station and arriving at Southampton Central. Although some trains travel to Southampton direct, others may take about 4.5 hours and involve up to two changes en route at London Euston and London Waterloo. Services begin as early as 5:00 a.m. and run approximately every 20 minutes throughout the day until about 10:00 p.m.

Where do trains from Manchester to Southampton depart from and arrive to?

All trains from Manchester to Southampton depart from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located on the east side of Manchester city centre. The station can easily be reached on foot from the city centre by walking to Station Approach just off Ducie Street.

All trains from Manchester to Southampton arrive at Southampton Central Station, which is situated on Blechynden Terrace near the city centre. The station is within a 10-minute walk of many of Southampton's attractions and shopping areas. Several bus stops and a taxi rank are situated outside the station.

Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester to Southampton
Travel by train to Southampton easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Southampton.
FAQs
How much do cheap trains to Southampton from Manchester cost?
You can find a cheap train from Manchester to Southampton for some dates and times for as low as £69  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Manchester to Southampton?
The Manchester to Southampton train ticket price is on average £97  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How far is it from Manchester to Southampton by train?
The train distance from Manchester to Southampton is around 181 miles (292 km).
What is the average Manchester to Southampton train duration?
On average the Manchester to Southampton train time is 4 h 14 min  covering the 181 miles (292 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
When travelling by train from Manchester to Southampton, which train station in Manchester do I depart from and which train station in Southampton do I arrive in?

Some of the Manchester train stations to Southampton you can start your journey from include Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Southampton include Southampton Central, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Town Quay.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arriving in Southampton Central.

Where is the departure train station in Manchester located? Where is the arrival train station in Southampton located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Southampton Central and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Southampton.

What train providers go from Manchester to Southampton?
When taking a train from Manchester to Southampton, you can count on Cross Country or Avanti West Coast for the best way to get you to Southampton. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Manchester and Southampton and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services per day are there from Manchester to Southampton?
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Southampton is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Manchester to Southampton? When does the last train depart from Manchester to Southampton?
The first train from Manchester to Southampton leaves at 07: 05   and the last train for this leaves at 11: 27. Omio shows you the latest train from Manchester to Southampton timetable to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Manchester to Southampton to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets between Manchester and Southampton within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £97 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Manchester to Southampton a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Southampton
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Manchester for your journey to Southampton.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales