TRAIN - Fareham to Manchester Airport and Return

I suppose I'm being a bit lazy here.

Travelling from Fareham [Hampshire] to Manchester Airport on 11 June, and returning on 18 June.

I want to avoid London, and will change trains probably at Winchester, Birmingham and Manchester Piccadilly.

I imagine this involves more than one Network.

I realise I can't book the tickets until 12 weeks prior.

What's the most cost effective way of doing the trip please?

Thanks in advance.....PP


  • KeithP
    KeithP Posts: 37,630 Forumite
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    PompeyPete wrote: »
    I suppose I'm being a bit lazy here.
    As am I - use
  • There are direct (Cross Country) trains from Southampton to Manchester Piccadilly, so if you take a train from Fareham to Southampton, you can do this in fewer legs. Cross Country do discount for longer distance. From bitter experience, I wouldn't solely rely on rail transport direct to the Airport, as trains are often terminated at Piccadilly (coming from other areas) - there is also a connecting tram from Piccadilly to the Airport, which doesn't take a huge amount of time.
  • oscarward
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    i did a similar journey last year, took a virgin from Bham and changed at crewe. cheaper and less messy than cross country
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