Trains from Southampton to Manchester

Southampton to Manchester train information

Southampton Manchester train map

Train duration 4h19m
Arrival Manchester, England
Departure Southampton, England
Distance 182 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £33.75
Average train price £70.00

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

There are 182 miles between both cities and the average train duration connecting Southampton to Manchester is normally 4h19m. Travelling by train is normally the quickest solution to go to Manchester from Southampton, and it's also more environmentally friendly than taking your car or using the plane.

The cheapest ticket price we've found to travel in the next month is £33.75 one way.

Best prices for Southampton to Manchester train tickets

from £33.75 MORE 4h11m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £11.00 MORE 8h29m
from £9.21 MORE 6h34m
Flight
from £24.99 MORE 12h02m

Southampton - Manchester prices calendar

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

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

Train times Southampton to Manchester

When are the next trains to Manchester?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Southampton Airport Parkway
10:55
Manchester Piccadilly
15:24
4h29m Cross Country
Southampton Airport Parkway
11:55
Manchester Piccadilly
16:29
4h34m Cross Country
Southampton Airport Parkway
12:55
Manchester Piccadilly
17:29
4h34m Cross Country
Southampton Airport Parkway
16:55
Manchester Piccadilly
21:29
4h34m Cross Country
Southampton Airport Parkway
17:55
Manchester Piccadilly
22:26
4h31m Cross Country
Southampton Airport Parkway
18:55
Manchester Piccadilly
23:24
4h29m Cross Country

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

According to our data, 6 trains from Southampton to Manchester are running today and 0 tomorrow. The first Southampton Manchester train is at 10:55 and the last one is at 18:55. The first and last departure times may be different on each day of the week and there may be fewer services during weekends or public holidays. Rail operators may also increase or decrease the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

Southampton - Manchester: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£31

60

£47

30

£35

15

£51

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£71

3

£54

1

£62

Same day

Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Southampton to Manchester are increasing if you don't book early. According to our data, if you buy your train 2 months in advance, you can find tickets from £31 whereas when purchasing your seat 3 days in advance, you will need to spend at least £71 for your train. Thus, you may save 57% on the price of your ticket by booking 2 months in advance instead of 3 days in advance.

The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Southampton to Manchester trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£35.10 02/12/2019 19:24 Cross Country 3 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£37.50 02/12/2019 18:22 Cross Country 3 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£39.00 27/11/2019 18:22 Cross Country 4 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£39.00 27/11/2019 19:24 Cross Country 4 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£40.30 02/12/2019 17:54 Cross Country 3 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£44.00 27/11/2019 18:38 4 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£44.55 02/12/2019 13:23 Cross Country 3 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£44.70 02/12/2019 12:25 Cross Country 3 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£47.00 02/12/2019 09:24 Cross Country 3 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£47.55 27/11/2019 17:54 Cross Country 4 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Southampton Manchester train

Discount Southampton - Manchester 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 Southampton Manchester train ticket.

  • If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to assess the number of journeys you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

    For your evaluation, you need to include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, how much you're saving on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Southampton Manchester ticket is £69.67 (1).

    Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £69.67: £88/£69.67 = 1.26. You will need to make approximately 2 trips from Manchester to Southampton (one way trip) with your railcard to be profitable.

  • Railcards enable you to save 34% off most rail fares for 12 months. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 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
Southampton to Manchester train £69.67 £46.45 £23.22 1.27

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

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

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