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Southampton-Manchester Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Southampton to Manchester?

Lowest Price$104.10
Fastest Train4h 37m
Trains Per Day30
Train Lines4

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Southampton to Manchester right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Southampton to Manchester?

In the last month, $175.76 was the average price of a train ticket from Southampton, STH to Manchester, MAN. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Southampton to Manchester?

The distance between Southampton and Manchester is approximately 181 miles, or 292 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 37 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Southampton to Manchester are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Southampton at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Southampton to Manchester?

There are 30 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Manchester. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Manchester to Southampton. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Southampton to Manchester for $68.20.

Which train should you take from Southampton to Manchester?

There are 4 train lines with service from Southampton, Southampton to Manchester, Manchester. South Western Railway + Connections is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 18 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
CrossCountry47h 16m$168.38
CrossCountry + Connections65h 21m$188.32
Great Western Railway + Connections25h 39m$170.69
South Western Railway + Connections187h 2m$173.77

Where is the train station in Southampton?

There are two stations in Southampton where you can board the train to Manchester:

  • Overline House
  • Woolston

Where is the train station in Manchester?

Manchester receives travelers from Southampton at its two active train stations:

  • Manchester Piccadilly
  • Manchester Airport

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