Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Southampton

Showing times and prices for Jan 24

Cheapest

$143

Average

$170

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 Manchester to Southampton will cost around $ 170 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 143.

Cheapest
09:55AMManchester Piccadilly4h27 02:22PMSouthampton Central
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$1431One-way
Cheapest
10:15AMManchester Piccadilly5h07 03:22PMSouthampton Central
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$1431One-way
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10:42AMManchester Oxford Road5h00 03:42PMSouthampton Central
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$1431One-way
09:27AMManchester Piccadilly4h15 01:42PMSouthampton Central
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$1681One-way
10:27AMManchester Piccadilly4h55 03:22PMSouthampton Central
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$2001One-way

Train schedule from Manchester to Southampton

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08:27AMManchester Piccadilly4h55 01:22PMSouthampton Central
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09:27AMManchester Piccadilly4h15 01:42PMSouthampton Central
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09:55AMManchester Piccadilly4h27 02:22PMSouthampton Central
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10:15AMManchester Piccadilly5h07 03:22PMSouthampton Central
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10:27AMManchester Piccadilly4h55 03:22PMSouthampton Central
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10:42AMManchester Oxford Road5h00 03:42PMSouthampton Central
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Mon
Jan 24
$135Avanti West Coast
$20National Express
Tue
Jan 25
$159Cross Country
$20National Express
Wed
Jan 26
$82Avanti West Coast
$19National Express
Sat
Jan 29
$95Cross Country
$20Megabus

Fastest train times from Manchester to Southampton

Showing times and prices for Jan 24

Fastest Journey

4 h 15 m

Average

4 h 46 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

292 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Manchester for Southampton every day 1 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 46 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 15 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 7 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.

Fastest
09:27AMManchester Piccadilly4h15 01:42PMSouthampton Central
0 changes
$1681One-way
09:55AMManchester Piccadilly4h27 02:22PMSouthampton Central
2 changes
$1431One-way
10:27AMManchester Piccadilly4h55 03:22PMSouthampton Central
2 changes
$2001One-way
08:27AMManchester Piccadilly4h55 01:22PMSouthampton Central
2 changes
$2201One-way
10:42AMManchester Oxford Road5h00 03:42PMSouthampton Central
5 changes
$1431One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Southampton

distanceDistance181 miles (292 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price$113 (€94)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Manchester to Southampton cover the 181 miles (292 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 15 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $113 (€94), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $82 (€68). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Southampton Central.

Train companies: CrossCountry from Manchester to Southampton trains

Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets to Southampton from Manchester from $82 (€68) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular 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.

Book your CrossCountry Manchester to Southampton train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry up-to-date train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Manchester to Southampton routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from Manchester to Southampton is 181 miles (292 km), and the best price for a one-way Manchester - Southampton CrossCountry train ticket starts at $95 (€79) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train. Waiting in a line at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

Train information from Manchester to Southampton with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 49 min
  • Average Price: $95
  • CrossCountry frequency: 8 a day

CrossCountry's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Manchester and Southampton are the following:

  • 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 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.
FAQs

How much are cheap trains from Manchester to Southampton?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Manchester to Southampton trains for as little as $82 (€68)  in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train to Southampton from Manchester?

The Manchester to Southampton train ticket price is on average $113 (€94)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.

How far is Southampton from Manchester by train?

The distance to Southampton from Manchester by train is approximately 181 miles (292 km).

How many hours is the train time to Southampton from Manchester?

On average the Manchester to Southampton train travel time is 4 h 15 min  for the 181 miles (292 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

What is the departure train station in Manchester and arrival train station in Southampton?

Some of the Manchester train stations to Southampton you can start your journey from include Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Southampton include Southampton Central, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Town Quay.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arriving in Southampton Central.

Where do I find the Manchester train station to Southampton? Where is the Southampton train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city center of Manchester.

The most popular arrival train station, Southampton Central, is located 0.5 miles (757 m) away from the city center of Southampton.

What train providers offer a service from Manchester to Southampton?

When taking a train from Manchester to Southampton, you can count on Cross Country or Avanti West Coast for the best way to get you to Southampton. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Manchester and Southampton and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many train services per day are there from Manchester to Southampton?

The average number of trains departing Manchester for Southampton is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When can I take the first train from Manchester to Southampton? When can I take the last train for the day?

You can take the earliest train from Manchester to Southampton at 5: 11 AM   or take the last train from Manchester to Southampton leaving at 9: 27 AM. Look for the latest Manchester to Southampton train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.

When should I buy the Manchester to Southampton train for the best deals on tickets?

The price of a one way train ticket from Manchester to Southampton is on average $113 (€94) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Manchester to Southampton available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Southampton
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Manchester for your trip to Southampton.
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Public transit 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