The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Manchester to Southampton will cost around £ 154 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 110.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Manchester for Southampton every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 292 km distance in an average of 4h 22m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 4h 14m .
The slowest train will take 4h 42m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
4 hours 22 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£88|
|Trains depart from:||Manchester|
|Trains arrive in:||Southampton|
|Train Companies:||Virgin Trains, Cross Country|
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.
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.