Manchester to Southampton by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Manchester to Southampton by train
Fast trains from Manchester to Southampton take around 4 hours and 5 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 287 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Southampton.
1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Southampton?
Direct trains from Manchester to Southampton have been found.
We usually find around 14 direct trains on the route from Manchester to Southampton every weekday.
Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.
2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to Southampton?
The Manchester to Southampton train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 5 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Manchester to Southampton train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Southampton is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:11 and the last train is around 19:27.
This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Manchester to Southampton train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Manchester to Southampton are $43.53.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $45 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $82. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Manchester to Southampton train tickets?
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance.
If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Manchester to Southampton by train.
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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Southampton?
CrossCountry is the train company that operates on the route from Manchester to Southampton.
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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