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Train Information from Leicester to Southampton

distanceDistance120 miles (193 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 19 min
priceAverage train ticket price£114 (€128)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day

Trains from Leicester to Southampton cover the 120 miles (193 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 19 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £114, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £112. Travellers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Southampton Central.

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.
How much do cheap trains between Leicester and Southampton cost?
You can find a cheap train from Leicester to Southampton for some dates and times for as low as £112  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Leicester to Southampton on average?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Leicester to Southampton train price to come in at an average of £114  one way.
What is the distance by train from Leicester to Southampton?
The distance from Leicester to Southampton by train is approximately 120 miles (193 km).
How long does it take from Leicester to Southampton by train?
While the time it takes to travel 120 miles (193 km) from Leicester to Southampton can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Leicester to Southampton is on average 3 h 19 min.
Which train station from Leicester to Southampton do I depart from? Which Southampton train station from Leicester do I arrive in?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Leicester   and arriving in Southampton Central.

Where is the train station in Leicester? Where is the train station in Southampton?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Leicester, located approximately 0.6 miles (945 m) from the city centre of Leicester. The most popular arrival train station in Southampton, called Southampton Central, is located around 0.5 miles (757 m) away from its city centre.

How many train services per day are there from Leicester to Southampton?
The average number of trains departing Leicester for Southampton is 17 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket between Leicester and Southampton to get the best deals?
You can find a train from Leicester to Southampton to cost on average £114 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Leicester to Southampton train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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 to Southampton from Leicester.