Cardiff Central (CDF) to Southampton Central (SOU) train

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Cheap train tickets from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Southampton Central (SOU)

Showing times and prices for 23 Jun

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Southampton Central (SOU) is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Great Western Railway
11:203h45
Cardiff Central (CDF)
15:05Southampton Central (SOU)
£381One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
11:252h38
Cardiff Central (CDF)
14:03Southampton Central (SOU)
£481One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
18:252h36
Cardiff Central (CDF)
21:01Southampton Central (SOU)
£581One-way
0 changes

Train timetableCardiff Central (CDF) to Southampton Central (SOU)

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 23 June
Great Western Railway
11:203h45
Cardiff Central (CDF)
15:05Southampton Central (SOU)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
18:252h36
Cardiff Central (CDF)
21:01Southampton Central (SOU)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
11:252h38
Cardiff Central (CDF)
14:03Southampton Central (SOU)
0 changes

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Train times from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Southampton Central (SOU)

Showing times and prices for 23 Jun

Fastest Journey

2 h 36 m

Average

2 h 59 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

138 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Cardiff Central (CDF) for Southampton Central (SOU) every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Great Western Railway
18:252h36
Cardiff Central (CDF)
21:01Southampton Central (SOU)
£581One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
11:252h38
Cardiff Central (CDF)
14:03Southampton Central (SOU)
£481One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
11:203h45
Cardiff Central (CDF)
15:05Southampton Central (SOU)
£381One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Southampton Central (SOU)

distanceDistance86 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 32 min
priceAverage train ticket price£40 (€45)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreat Western Rail

Trains from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Southampton Central (SOU) cover the 86 miles long trip taking on average 2 h 32 min with our travel partners like Great Western Rail. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £40, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £23. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Southampton Central.

FAQs: Cardiff Central (CDF) to Southampton Central (SOU) train

FAQs: Travel by train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Southampton Central (SOU) easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Southampton Central (SOU).
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Southampton Central (SOU) can start from as little as £23 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cardiff Central (CDF) to Southampton Central (SOU) is £40; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cardiff Central (CDF) to Southampton Central (SOU) train time is 2 h 32 min   covering the 86 mile long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Southampton Central (SOU) leaves at 05: 28. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Southampton Central (SOU) leaves at 19: 30.
There are 16 trains a day from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Southampton Central (SOU) which require at least one change with Great Western Rail. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the best Cardiff Central (CDF) to Southampton Central (SOU) train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Great Western Rail. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Southampton Central (SOU) to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 19: 30.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Southampton Central, located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Southampton Central (SOU) from Cardiff Central (CDF) is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 32 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Southampton Central (SOU) is February.
You have options as you can travel between Cardiff Central (CDF) and Southampton Central (SOU) 2 different ways: train or coach.

Trains departing from Cardiff Central

Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
1.1 miles (1.8 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Cardiff Airport
14 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
Take the Transport for Wales train from the station to Dinas Powys, then take the 304 bus directly to the airport. The journey takes about 1 hour in total.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi in the station.
ATM
ATM
Located outside of the main entrance.
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: Taxi rank is on the right as you exit the main station entrance
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: News agent and convenience store
Dining
Dining
Gourmet Coffee Bar & Kitchen | Pret a Manger | Tesco Express
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis | Enterprise | Europcar
Accessibility
Accessibility
There is step-free access in the whole station. There are also ramps for train access and elevators in the station.

Trains arriving to Southampton Central

Distance from Southampton Central to city center
Distance from Southampton Central to city center
0.7 miles (1.2 km)
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus service goes from the north side (Blechynden Terrace) during engineering works. Overnight onward transport goes from the South side (West Quay side)
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
ATM
ATM
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: Yes outside Platform 4 exit
Shopping
Shopping
Dining
Dining
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Hertz | U-Drive
Accessibility
Accessibility
Staff help available: Yes | Step free access coverage: Yes | Step free access note: Step-free category A Station - This station has step-free access to all platforms. Please be aware that this station has no tactile paving on the platform edge. | Accessible ticket machines: There are accessible ticket machines at this station | Accessible ticket machines note: All South Western Railway ticket machines are able to sell tickets with Disabled Persons Railcard discounts. All machines are accessible, however the station may not be so please check the station access note for further details | Accessible toilets: Yes | Ramp for train access: Yes | Wheelchairs available: Yes | Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available: Yes

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