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.
The average ticket from Southampton to Manchester will cost around £ 172 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 84.
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4 h 21 m
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Of the 6 trains that leave Southampton for Manchester every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 292 km distance in an average of 4 h 21 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 8 m .
The slowest trains will take 4 h 35 m 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.
|Distance||181 miles (292 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 7 min|
|Average train ticket price||£89 (€100)|
|Train frequency||7 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 7 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Cross Country or Avanti West Coast|
Trains from Southampton to Manchester cover the 181 miles (292 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 7 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £78, but the average price of train tickets is £89. Travellers depart most frequently from Southampton Central and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
For as little as £78 you can travel by train from Southampton to Manchester with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Southampton and Manchester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Enjoy a smooth and easy route from Southampton to Manchester with CrossCountry! As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio can help you search current train timetables from CrossCountry, compare the best routes to Manchester from Southampton as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable CrossCountry Southampton to Manchester train ticket available today. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train between Southampton and Manchester on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 181 miles (292 km) trip from Southampton to Manchester with ease and comfort on a train with CrossCountry.
Train information from Southampton to Manchester with CrossCountry:
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Daily trains between Southampton and Manchester are operated by CrossCountry and Virgin Trains. CrossCountry trains run directly to Manchester Piccadilly with no changes and take around 4 hours 20 minutes. If you travel with Virgin, you will need to change in London, but the overall journey time may not be any longer. Trains depart for Manchester from 7 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.
All trains from Southampton to Manchester depart from Southampton Central Station, which is right at the heart of the city. The station is served by city buses U1A, U1C and U1E, as well as CityLink buses which run to the West Quay shopping centre and the port, the station is also served by night buses, which provide a connection to suburbs like Bitterne or Millbrook, while nearby towns like Winchester are a short train ride away as well.
Some people visit Manchester to watch two of England's greatest football teams. Others go for the famous music scene and nightlife, the chance to see their favourite television shows being filmed or superb galleries like the Whitworth and the Lowry. There are plenty of reasons to visit the capital of north-west England. All trains from Southampton to Manchester arrive at Manchester Piccadilly train station, which is a short walk to the east of the city centre. If you want to reach other destinations in Greater Manchester, there is a regular, quick tram network, along with free city centre buses and night buses for late arrivals. Coaches also depart regularly for Liverpool and Manchester International Airport, if you need to make an onward connection.
Some of the Southampton train stations to Manchester you can start your journey from include Southampton Central, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton, Town Quay. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Manchester include Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Southampton Central and arriving in Manchester Piccadilly.
Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Southampton Central and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Manchester most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from this train station to the city centre.
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