Leicester to Southampton train

Cheap train tickets from Leicester to Southampton

Showing times and prices for 29 Jun

Cheapest

£53

Average

£140

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
10:04Leicester3h18 13:22Southampton Central
2 changes
£531One-way
08:14Leicester3h29 11:43Southampton Central
3 changes
£1571One-way
09:04Leicester3h17 12:21Southampton Central
2 changes
£1571One-way
08:01Leicester3h21 11:22Southampton Central
2 changes
£1571One-way
08:33Leicester3h16 11:49Southampton Central
2 changes
£1571One-way

Train schedule Leicester to Southampton

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 29 June
08:01Leicester3h21 11:22Southampton Central
2 changes
08:14Leicester3h29 11:43Southampton Central
3 changes
08:33Leicester3h16 11:49Southampton Central
2 changes
09:04Leicester3h17 12:21Southampton Central
2 changes
09:31Leicester3h18 12:49Southampton Central
2 changes
10:04Leicester3h18 13:22Southampton Central
2 changes

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Fastest train times from Leicester to Southampton

Showing times and prices for 29 Jun

Fastest Journey

3 h 16 m

Average

3 h 19 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

194 km

It's difficult to get from Leicester to Southampton without changing at least 2 times.

Fastest
08:33Leicester3h16 11:49Southampton Central
2 changes
£1571One-way
09:04Leicester3h17 12:21Southampton Central
2 changes
£1571One-way
09:31Leicester3h18 12:49Southampton Central
2 changes
£1571One-way
10:04Leicester3h18 13:22Southampton Central
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£531One-way
08:01Leicester3h21 11:22Southampton Central
2 changes
£1571One-way

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Overview: Train from Leicester to Southampton

distanceDistance120 miles (193 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 18 min
priceAverage train ticket price£85 (€94)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSouth Western Railway or Cross Country

Trains from Leicester to Southampton cover the 120 miles (193 km) long route taking on average 3 h 18 min with our travel partners like South Western Railway or Cross Country. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £53, but the average price of train tickets is £85. Travellers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Southampton Central.

Train companies: CrossCountry and South Western Railway trains Leicester to Southampton

Travel between Leicester and Southampton from £53 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry and South Western Railway! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

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CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Leicester and Southampton you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Book your CrossCountry Leicester to Southampton train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Leicester to Southampton routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance between Leicester and Southampton is 120 miles (193 km), and the best price for a one-way Leicester - Southampton CrossCountry train ticket starts at £117 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

Train information from Leicester to Southampton with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 21 min
  • Average Price: £117
  • CrossCountry frequency: 10 a day

Omio helps you find the perfect Leicester - Southampton train with South Western Railway. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train between Leicester and Southampton, Omio shows you South Western Railway current train timetables, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Leicester to Southampton trip. You can expect to travel around 120 miles (193 km) between Leicester and Southampton on a train with South Western Railway. Once you are ready, buy your one-way South Western Railway tickets between Leicester and Southampton starting as low as £53 if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with South Western Railway!

Trains from Leicester to Southampton: Journey Details

The first train from Leicester to Southampton leaves just after 4:00 a.m., but passengers will have to make some changes along the way. There is no direct train from Leicester to Southampton, so passengers can choose to make two or three changes in London, two changes in Nuneaton and Coventry, or one change in Birmingham on the way. Some journeys include Tube travel through London. Due to a large number of different route options, there are up to five services per hour, with the last train leaving Leicester in the late evening and arriving in Southampton in the early hours of the morning, taking approximately five and a half hours. The first train from Leicester to Southampton on Sundays leaves after 7:00 a.m. The service is provided by both South West Trains and East Midlands Trains.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Leicester to Southampton

All trains from Leicester to Southampton depart from Leicester station is on London Road around a 10-minute walk from the city centre. There are seven bus stops near to the station, serving both universities in the city, as well as other attractions and local towns and cities. There is also a taxi rank stationed just outside the station.

Trains from Leicester to Southampton arrive at Southampton railway station. There are five bus stops at Southampton station, serving the city centre, St. Mary's Stadium and the University of Southampton. There are also two taxi ranks, and a bicycle hire facility. With onward travel options to the Isle of Wight via ferry, among other destinations.

Travel Tips: Trains from Leicester to Southampton

Travel by train to Southampton 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 Leicester to Southampton.
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Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Leicester and Southampton to cost as little as £53  in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Leicester to Southampton train to cost on average £85  one way.
The Leicester to Southampton train distance is approximately 120 miles (193 km).
On average the Leicester to Southampton train time is 3 h 18 min  covering the 120 miles (193 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Leicester   and arrive in Southampton Central.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Leicester, which is located around 1.3 miles (2.1 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.

Take the Leicester to Southampton train with South Western Railway or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between Leicester and Southampton as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of trains departing Leicester for Southampton is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train for this journey departs from Leicester at 07: 01. The last train leaves from Leicester at 16: 05. Check Omio for the latest train times from Leicester to Southampton and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
If you purchase Leicester to Southampton train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £85. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Leicester and Southampton. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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The major railway station for departures from Leicester is Leicester. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Leicester for your trip from Leicester to Southampton.
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Public transport options for Leicester
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Coaches leave from the Station front

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