Manchester to Southampton train

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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Southampton

Showing times and prices for 21 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Manchester to Southampton is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
10:246h18
Deansgate (DGT)
16:42Southampton Central (SOU)
£1251One-way
4 changes
Cross Country
10:104h32
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
14:42Southampton Central (SOU)
£1751One-way
1 change
Cross Country
08:264h18
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:44Southampton Central (SOU)
£1751One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:274h17
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
13:44Southampton Central (SOU)
£1751One-way
0 changes

Train timetableManchester to Southampton

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 21 April
Cross Country
08:264h18
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:44Southampton Central (SOU)
0 changes
Cross Country
09:274h17
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
13:44Southampton Central (SOU)
0 changes
Cross Country
10:104h32
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
14:42Southampton Central (SOU)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
10:246h18
Deansgate (DGT)
16:42Southampton Central (SOU)
4 changes

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Train times from Manchester to Southampton

Showing times and prices for 21 Apr

Fastest Journey

4 h 17 m

Average

4 h 51 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

292 km

Of the 4 trains 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.

Fastest
Cross Country
09:274h17
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
13:44Southampton Central (SOU)
£1751One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:264h18
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:44Southampton Central (SOU)
£1751One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
10:104h32
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
14:42Southampton Central (SOU)
£1751One-way
1 change
Avanti West Coast
10:246h18
Deansgate (DGT)
16:42Southampton Central (SOU)
£1251One-way
4 changes

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Southampton

distanceDistance181 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price£108 (€119)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 9 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry, Virgin Trains or Transport for Wales

Trains from Manchester to Southampton cover the 181 miles long route taking on average 4 h 15 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, Virgin Trains or Transport for Wales. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £44, but the average price of train tickets is £108. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Southampton Central.

Train companies: CrossCountry, Virgin Trains and Transport for Wales trains Manchester to Southampton

Buy your official CrossCountry, Virgin Trains and Transport for Wales train tickets to Southampton from Manchester from £62 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient trip.

Avanti West Coast is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates high-speed trains between London and major cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The company offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drinks. The most popular routes for Avanti West Coast are London to Birmingham, London to Manchester and London to Glasgow. The company operates a fleet of Pendolino and Super Voyager trains, which offer a smooth and comfortable journey.

Virgin Trains from Manchester to Southampton train information:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 16 min
  • Cheapest Price: £62
  • Virgin Trains frequency: 1 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.

FAQs: Manchester to Southampton train

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester 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
Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Southampton can start from as little as £44 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to Southampton is £108; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester to Southampton train travel time is 4 h 15 min   for the 181 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to Southampton leaves at 05: 11. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to Southampton leaves at 20: 15.
There are 10 trains a day from Manchester to Southampton which require at least one change with CrossCountry, Virgin Trains or Transport for Wales. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Take the Manchester to Southampton train with CrossCountry, Virgin Trains or Transport for Wales. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route to Southampton from Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 15.

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your trip 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.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.5 miles (766 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Southampton Central, located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Manchester to Southampton is September.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel between Manchester and Southampton including taking a coach, train or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and Southampton

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
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
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
Manchester AirportWifiShoppingParkingATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
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.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
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.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
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)
Manchester Piccadilly, Victoria, Oxford Road or DeansgateAccessibility
Amenities at station
AccessibilityAccessibility
Manchester, Abraham Moss
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