Manchester to Southampton train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Southampton

Showing times and prices for 30 Jun

Cheapest

£80

Average

£142

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
13:55Manchester Piccadilly4h23 18:18Southampton Central
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£801One-way
Cheapest
12:55Manchester Piccadilly4h27 17:22Southampton Central
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£801One-way
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12:35Manchester Piccadilly4h14 16:49Southampton Central
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£801One-way
Cheapest
13:35Manchester Piccadilly4h14 17:49Southampton Central
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£801One-way
11:35Manchester Piccadilly4h14 15:49Southampton Central
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£841One-way

Train schedule Manchester to Southampton

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 30 June
08:27Manchester Piccadilly4h55 13:22Southampton Central
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08:35Manchester Piccadilly4h14 12:49Southampton Central
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08:41Manchester Oxford Road4h41 13:22Southampton Central
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09:27Manchester Piccadilly4h15 13:42Southampton Central
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09:35Manchester Piccadilly4h14 13:49Southampton Central
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09:55Manchester Piccadilly4h26 14:21Southampton Central
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10:15Manchester Piccadilly4h34 14:49Southampton Central
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10:55Manchester Piccadilly4h27 15:22Southampton Central
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11:15Manchester Piccadilly4h27 15:42Southampton Central
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11:27Manchester Piccadilly4h15 15:42Southampton Central
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11:35Manchester Piccadilly4h14 15:49Southampton Central
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11:55Manchester Piccadilly4h27 16:22Southampton Central
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12:35Manchester Piccadilly4h14 16:49Southampton Central
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12:55Manchester Piccadilly4h27 17:22Southampton Central
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13:15Manchester Piccadilly4h27 17:42Southampton Central
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13:27Manchester Piccadilly4h15 17:42Southampton Central
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13:35Manchester Piccadilly4h14 17:49Southampton Central
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13:55Manchester Piccadilly4h23 18:18Southampton Central
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Fastest train times from Manchester to Southampton

Showing times and prices for 30 Jun

Fastest Journey

4 h 14 m

Average

4 h 23 m

Trains per day

18

Distance

292 km

Of the 18 trains that leave Manchester for Southampton every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
12:35Manchester Piccadilly4h14 16:49Southampton Central
2 changes
£801One-way
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13:35Manchester Piccadilly4h14 17:49Southampton Central
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£801One-way
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11:35Manchester Piccadilly4h14 15:49Southampton Central
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£841One-way
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09:35Manchester Piccadilly4h14 13:49Southampton Central
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£2331One-way
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08:35Manchester Piccadilly4h14 12:49Southampton Central
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£2691One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Southampton

distanceDistance181 miles (292 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 27 min
priceAverage train ticket price£109 (€121)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

Trains from Manchester to Southampton cover the 181 miles (292 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 27 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £109, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £102. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Southampton Central.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Manchester to Southampton

Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets between Manchester and Southampton from £102 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient route.

CrossCountry

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

Omio helps you find the perfect Manchester - Southampton train with CrossCountry. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train between Manchester and Southampton, Omio shows you CrossCountry current train timetables, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Manchester to Southampton route. You can expect to travel around 181 miles (292 km) to Southampton from Manchester on a train with CrossCountry. Once you are ready, buy your one-way CrossCountry tickets to Southampton from Manchester starting as low as £119 if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with CrossCountry!

Train information from Manchester to Southampton with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 49 min
  • Average Price: £119
  • CrossCountry frequency: 8 a day

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.
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Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Manchester to Southampton to cost as little as £102  in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to Southampton train to cost on average £109  one way.
The train distance from Manchester to Southampton is around 181 miles (292 km).
The Manchester to Southampton train duration is on average 4 h 27 min, which is to be expected when travelling 181 miles (292 km) between Manchester and Southampton. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in Southampton, you can end your trip in train stations like Southampton Central, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton, Town Quay.

Omio customers book a train from Manchester Piccadilly   to Southampton Central   most frequently for this route.

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0.6 miles (954 m) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Southampton most often arrive at Southampton Central and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from this train station to the city centre.

For the trip from Manchester to Southampton you can take a train with Cross Country. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Manchester to Southampton on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
On average, there are 8 trains a day from Manchester to Southampton. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The first train from Manchester to Southampton leaves at 04: 55   and the last train for this leaves at 18: 55. Omio shows you the latest train from Manchester to Southampton times to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
If you buy Manchester to Southampton train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £109. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Manchester to Southampton. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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.
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
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Public transport options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
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Public transport options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
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Public transport options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)

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