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Train Information between Winchester and Manchester

distanceDistance171 miles (275 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 58 min
priceAverage train ticket price£78 (€87)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from Winchester to Manchester cover the 171 miles (275 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 58 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £60, but the average price of train tickets is £78. Travellers depart most frequently from Winchester and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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Winchester to Manchester with CrossCountry

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

Save time and money by searching for and booking your CrossCountry train from Winchester to Manchester online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest CrossCountry train from Winchester to Manchester, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current CrossCountry train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 171 miles (275 km) route from Winchester to Manchester as well as ticket information for the train (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains from Winchester to Manchester, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official CrossCountry Winchester to Manchester train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

These are CrossCountry 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Winchester and Manchester:

  • 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

Travel Tips

Trains from Winchester to Manchester
Travel by train to Manchester 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 Winchester to Manchester.
How much do cheap trains between Winchester and Manchester cost?
You can find a cheap train from Winchester to Manchester for some dates and times for as low as £60  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Winchester to Manchester?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Manchester from Winchester is £78  one way.
What is the distance to Manchester from Winchester via train?
The distance from Winchester to Manchester by train is approximately 171 miles (275 km).
What is the average Winchester to Manchester train duration?
On average the Winchester to Manchester train time is 3 h 58 min  covering the 171 miles (275 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What station does the Winchester to Manchester train leave from? Which Manchester train station do I come into from Winchester?

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

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

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Winchester and need to travel around 0.1 miles (246 m) 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 0.4 miles (587 m) from this train station to the city centre.

What train companies go from Winchester to Manchester?
Take the Winchester to Manchester train with Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip to Manchester from Winchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there between Winchester and Manchester a day?
The average number of trains departing Winchester for Manchester is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Manchester from Winchester for the best deals?
You can find a train to Manchester from Winchester to cost on average £78 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Winchester to Manchester train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Winchester is Winchester. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Winchester for your trip from Winchester to Manchester.