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Manchester to Southampton train information

Manchester Southampton train map

Train duration 4h18m
Arrival Southampton, England
Departure Manchester, England
Distance 182 Miles
Train operators Virgin Trains, Cross Country
Lowest train price from £58.85
Average train price £99.00

Which operators can I use?

All trains between Manchester (North West England) to Southampton (South East England) are operated by Virgin Trains, Cross Country. The services on board may vary depending on the rail operator.

How far is it by train?

There are 182 miles between both cities and the average train duration connecting Manchester to Southampton is normally 4h18m. Travelling by train is normally the fastest solution to go to Southampton from Manchester, and it's also a greener option than taking your car or using the plane.

What is the price of the train?

According to our data, the starting price to take the train in the next 30 days is £58.85. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Manchester to Southampton train tickets

from £58.85 MORE 4h38m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £11.00 MORE 8h43m
from £10.81 MORE 6h25m
Flight
from £24.99 MORE 12h02m

Manchester - Southampton prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Manchester to Southampton by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Megabus£20

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Manchester - Southampton: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£39

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30

£41

15

£52

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£55

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£57

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£78

Same day

Days before Departure

The table above is based on the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train is bought. Purchasing your train from Manchester to Southampton in advance should enable you to spend less for your trip.

We found tickets available from £39 when booking your ticket 2 months in advance which is 50% cheaper than the best ticket we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Manchester to Southampton trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Manchester and Southampton by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Southampton to Manchester and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Manchester
Piccadilly
Southampton
Airport Parkway
£58.85 21/01/2019 17:27 Cross Country 4 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Southampton
Central
£70.50 21/01/2019 12:35 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Southampton
Central
£70.50 21/01/2019 13:35 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Southampton
Airport Parkway
£99.70 21/01/2019 17:55 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Southampton
Airport Parkway
£99.70 21/01/2019 16:55 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Southampton
Central
£112.30 21/01/2019 08:31 4 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Southampton
Central
£117.10 21/01/2019 12:27 Cross Country 4 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Southampton
Central
£117.10 21/01/2019 13:27 Cross Country 4 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Southampton
Airport Parkway
£118.80 21/01/2019 17:35 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Southampton
Central
£118.80 21/01/2019 12:55 Virgin Trains 4 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Manchester Southampton train

Discount Manchester - Southampton train tickets

National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you can get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to save money for your Manchester Southampton train ticket.

  • The main benefit of using a railcard is that you only need a few trips to be profitable.

    You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the railcard to pay for itsfel. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you buy after that, you will save money.

    For instance, train tickets from Manchester to Southampton cost on average £98.48 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £98.48 (£88/£98.48 = 0.89), it turns out that after only 1 one way trips from Southampton to Manchester, the card will have paid for itself.

  • The price to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most train fares for one year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Manchester to Southampton train £98.48 £65.65 £32.83 0.9

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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