Manchester Airport to Southampton by train

  • First train
    04:12
  • Last train
    21:37
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 27m
  • Distance
    276 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    21
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 1m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Manchester Airport to Southampton by train

Fast trains from Manchester Airport to Southampton take around 4 hours and 27 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 276 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester Airport and Southampton.

1. Are there direct trains from Manchester Airport to Southampton?

Journeys between Manchester Airport and Southampton usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Manchester Airport to Southampton every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 23 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Manchester Airport to Southampton?

The Manchester Airport to Southampton train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 27 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Manchester Airport to Southampton train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Southampton is usually scheduled to depart Manchester Airport around 04:22 and the last train is around 21:37. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester Airport around 04:12, and the last at 21:03.

When to book Manchester Airport 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 Airport to Southampton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Manchester Airport and Southampton?

More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester Airport to Southampton, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.