Southampton Central (SOU) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train

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Cheap train tickets from Southampton Central (SOU) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)

Showing times and prices for Apr 20

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Southampton Central (SOU) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cross Country
07:15PM4h14
Southampton Central (SOU)
11:29PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$851One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
01:30PM4h49
Southampton Central (SOU)
06:19PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1371One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
05:11AM4h54
Southampton Central (SOU)
10:05AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1371One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:00AM4h19
Southampton Central (SOU)
01:19PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1441One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
06:37AM5h07
Southampton Central (SOU)
11:44AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1451One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Southampton Central (SOU) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, April 20
Cross Country
03:15PM4h14
Southampton Central (SOU)
07:29PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
05:11AM4h54
Southampton Central (SOU)
10:05AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
01:30PM4h49
Southampton Central (SOU)
06:19PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 transfers
Cross Country
07:15PM4h14
Southampton Central (SOU)
11:29PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
06:37AM5h07
Southampton Central (SOU)
11:44AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Southampton Central (SOU) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)

Showing times and prices for Apr 20

Fastest Journey

4 h 14 m

Average

4 h 36 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

291 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Southampton Central (SOU) for Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Cross Country
03:15PM4h14
Southampton Central (SOU)
07:29PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1921One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
07:15PM4h14
Southampton Central (SOU)
11:29PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$851One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:00AM4h19
Southampton Central (SOU)
01:19PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1441One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
01:30PM4h49
Southampton Central (SOU)
06:19PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1371One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
05:11AM4h54
Southampton Central (SOU)
10:05AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1371One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Southampton Central (SOU) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)

distanceDistance180 miles (291 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 14 min
priceAverage train ticket price$147 (€130)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 11 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry or Virgin Trains

Trains from Southampton Central (SOU) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) cover the 180 miles (291 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 14 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $75 (€66), but the average price of train tickets is $147 (€130). Travelers depart most frequently from Southampton Central and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train providers: CrossCountry and Virgin Trains from Southampton Central (SOU) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) trains

CrossCountry and Virgin Trains trains will get you between Southampton Central (SOU) and Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) from $67 (€59). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains between Southampton Central (SOU) and Manchester Piccadilly (MAN). They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

CrossCountry from Southampton Central (SOU) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train information:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 14 min
  • Cheapest Price: $67
  • CrossCountry frequency: 10 a day

FAQs: Trains from Southampton Central (SOU) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)

FAQs: Travel by train from Southampton Central (SOU) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) 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 Southampton Central (SOU) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN).
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Southampton Central (SOU) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) can start from as little as $75 (€66) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Southampton Central (SOU) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) is $147 (€130); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Southampton Central (SOU) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train travel time is 4 h 14 min   for the 180 mile (291 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Southampton Central (SOU) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) leaves at 5: 11 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Southampton Central (SOU) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) leaves at 7: 15 PM.
There are 10 trains a day from Southampton Central (SOU) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) which require at least one change with CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the trip from Southampton Central (SOU) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) you can take a train with CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Southampton Central (SOU) and Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 7: 15 PM.

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

The cheapest month to travel from Southampton Central (SOU) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) by train is November.
You have options as you can travel to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) from Southampton Central (SOU) 2 different ways: train or bus.

Trains departing from Southampton Central

Distance from Southampton Central to city center
Distance from Southampton Central to city center
0.7 miles (1.2 km)
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus service goes from the north side (Blechynden Terrace) during engineering works. Overnight onward transport goes from the South side (West Quay side)
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
ATM
ATM
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: Yes outside Platform 4 exit
Shopping
Shopping
Dining
Dining
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Hertz | U-Drive
Accessibility
Accessibility
Staff help available: Yes | Step free access coverage: Yes | Step free access note: Step-free category A Station - This station has step-free access to all platforms. Please be aware that this station has no tactile paving on the platform edge. | Accessible ticket machines: There are accessible ticket machines at this station | Accessible ticket machines note: All South Western Railway ticket machines are able to sell tickets with Disabled Persons Railcard discounts. All machines are accessible, however the station may not be so please check the station access note for further details | Accessible toilets: Yes | Ramp for train access: Yes | Wheelchairs available: Yes | Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available: Yes

Trains arriving to Manchester Piccadilly

Distance from Manchester Piccadilly to city center
Distance from Manchester Piccadilly to city center
0.5 miles (766 m)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Manchester Airport
8 miles (13 km)
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
The airport can be reached by public transit in about 30 minutes via the Northern and TransPennine Express trains.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Pay as you go Wi-Fi is available through BT Wi-Fi.
ATM
ATM
There are ATM machines on the main concourse, Platform 10 and on the mezzanine level.
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
Operated by Excess Baggage Co. Llocated between Platforms 10 and 11 and open daily from 08: 00 to 21: 00.
Dining
Dining
Burger King | Caffè Nero | Carluccio’s | Hotel Chocolat | Starbucks | The Pasty Shop | Costa Coffee | Pret a Manger | Upper Crust | McDonald's | & more
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Hertz | Europcar
Information Desk
Information Desk
Located near the Fairfield Street entrance on the mezzanine level.
Accessibility
Accessibility
There is step-free access throughout the station. Ramps for train access and wheelchairs are also available.

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