Cheap train tickets from London to Southampton

Showing times and prices for 18 Jan

Cheapest

£20

Average

£40

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.

The average ticket from London to Southampton will cost around £ 40 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 20.

Cheapest
09:35London Waterloo1h14 10:49Southampton Central
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£201One-way
08:35London Waterloo1h41 10:16Southampton Central
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£261One-way
09:00London Waterloo1h22 10:22Southampton Central
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£261One-way
14:00London Waterloo1h22 15:22Southampton Central
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£261One-way
08:00London Waterloo1h22 09:22Southampton Central
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£461One-way

Train schedule London to Southampton

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08:00London Waterloo1h22 09:22Southampton Central
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08:20London Paddington1h24 09:44Southampton Central
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08:35London Waterloo1h41 10:16Southampton Central
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09:00London Waterloo1h22 10:22Southampton Central
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09:35London Waterloo1h14 10:49Southampton Central
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10:00London Waterloo1h22 11:22Southampton Central
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10:20London Waterloo1h23 11:43Southampton Central
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11:00London Waterloo1h22 12:22Southampton Central
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12:00London Waterloo1h22 13:22Southampton Central
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12:20London Waterloo1h22 13:42Southampton Central
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13:00London Waterloo1h22 14:22Southampton Central
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14:00London Waterloo1h22 15:22Southampton Central
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Tue
18 Jan
£19South Western Railway
£7National Express
Wed
19 Jan
£17South Western Railway
£7National Express
Thu
20 Jan
£15South Western Railway
£7National Express
Fri
21 Jan
£15South Western Railway
£6Megabus
Sat
22 Jan
£20South Western Railway
£8National Express
Sun
23 Jan
£12South Western Railway
£8Megabus
Mon
24 Jan
£12South Western Railway
£6Megabus
Tue
25 Jan
£12South Western Railway
£7National Express
Wed
26 Jan
£12South Western Railway
£7National Express
Thu
27 Jan
£12South Western Railway
£6Megabus
Fri
28 Jan
£12South Western Railway
£6Megabus
Sat
29 Jan
£19South Western Railway
£7National Express
Sun
30 Jan
£12South Western Railway
£7National Express
Mon
31 Jan
£10South Western Railway
£6Megabus
Tue
1 Feb
£10South Western Railway
£7National Express
Wed
2 Feb
£10South Western Railway
£7National Express
Thu
3 Feb
£10South Western Railway
£6Megabus
Fri
4 Feb
£10South Western Railway
£6Megabus
Sat
5 Feb
£17South Western Railway
£7National Express

Fastest train times from London to Southampton

Showing times and prices for 18 Jan

Fastest Journey

1 h 14 m

Average

1 h 23 m

Trains per day

12

Distance

112 km

Of the 12 trains that leave London for Southampton every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 112 km distance in an average of 1 h 23 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 14 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 41 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
09:35London Waterloo1h14 10:49Southampton Central
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£201One-way
08:00London Waterloo1h22 09:22Southampton Central
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£461One-way
09:00London Waterloo1h22 10:22Southampton Central
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£261One-way
12:00London Waterloo1h22 13:22Southampton Central
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£461One-way
14:00London Waterloo1h22 15:22Southampton Central
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£261One-way

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Overview: Train from London to Southampton

distanceDistance69 miles (111 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 14 min
priceAverage train ticket price£21 (€24)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSouth Western Railway, Southern or Cross Country

Trains from London to Southampton cover the 69 miles (111 km) long route taking on average 1 h 14 min with our travel partners like South Western Railway, Southern or Cross Country. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £12, but the average price of train tickets is £21. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Southampton Central.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains London to Southampton

You can travel by train from London to Southampton with CrossCountry for as low as £12. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

CrossCountry

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

Find cheap tickets for CrossCountry trains between London and Southampton on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date London to Southampton train timetable from CrossCountry, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 69 miles (111 km) journey to Southampton from London, including information on luggage policy and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains to Southampton from London in the Omio app, you can check to see if the CrossCountry trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. Check the CrossCountry train timetable for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Southampton from London and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train from London to Southampton with CrossCountry!

    These are CrossCountry 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from London to Southampton:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Trains from London to Southampton: Journey Details

    Trains from London to Southampton run frequently throughout the day from London. Trains to Southampton leave from London Waterloo, which is one of the busiest stations in London, as well as London Victoria station. The majority of departures run direct between London and Southampton, although a few journeys may require a change at Basingstoke.

    South West trains are the main service provider for this route. As this rail connection is a popular one, service schedules generally remain constant throughout the week and weekend, however pre-booking tickets before taking the train is still always best as a ticket must be purchased before boarding and it could save you money.

     

    Trains from London to Southampton: Train Journey Information


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    Which train companies go from London to Southampton? South West Trains are the main provider on this route, although some services are also run by Crosscountry.

    How long is the train from London to Southampton? The average journey time for trains from London to Southampton is about 1 hour and 30 minutes. This can vary depending on whether the journey is direct or requires a connection.

    When are the first and last trains of the day from London to Southampton? The earliest train that leaves London to Southampton is the 05:30 a.m service from London Waterloo station. The last train of the day is the 23:40 p.m also running from London Waterloo. There are usually two trains an hour running from London to Southampton.

    How often are trains from London to Southampton? Services on this line run regulary with up to 4 connections available per hour from 7:00 a.m until midnight.

    Tips for Booking Cheap Trains from London to Southampton


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    How far in advance to book cheap train tickets from London to Southampton? The best time to book trains from London to Southampton in advance is 6 weeks before departure.

    When is the cheapest and most expensive time of day to catch the train from London to Southampton? The cheapest time of day to travel from London to Southampton is during off peak hours. The most expensive day to catch the train from London to Southampton is in the morning.

    Train Station Info and Getting to the City Centre


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    Where do trains from London to Southampton depart from? The train from London to Southampton departs from the London Waterloo station. London Waterloo is connected to Transport for London services via bus and underground, as it is a stop on the Northern (Charing Cross Branch), Bakerloo and Jubilee Lines.

    There are also a large number of buses that run to London Waterloo including night buses. The other station where passengers can catch trains to Southampton is London Victoria Station. Located in the west of Central London, this station has transport connections to Victoria Bus Station, Victoria Coach Station, and the London Underground on the Victoria, District and Circle Lines.

    Where do trains from London to Southampton arrive at? All trains from London to Southampton arrive at Southampton train station. The station in Southampton is located just north of the harbour where ferry connections are available, the station is connected to local transport via a number of buses including the UniLink bus U1, which offers regular service to the Town Quay.

    A taxi rank is also available at the station, as well as a car park for drivers. The Town Quay is also a 15 to 20-minute walk along the main road leading from the station, and on a lovely day makes for a chance to take in Southampton’s great coastal feel.

     

    Travel Tips: Trains from London 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 London to Southampton.
    FAQs

    How much do cheap trains between London and Southampton cost?

    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from London to Southampton to cost as little as £12  in the next 7 days.

    What is the average cost of a train from London to Southampton?

    If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Southampton train price to come in at an average of £21  one way.

    What is the distance between London and Southampton by train?

    The distance to Southampton from London by train is approximately 69 miles (111 km).

    How many hours does it take from London to Southampton by train?

    The train time from London to Southampton is on average 1 h 14 min  for the 69 miles (111 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from London to Southampton by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

    What is the departure train station in London and arrival train station in Southampton?

    When taking the train from London to Southampton, you can choose to depart from train stations like London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Your route can end in train stations such as Southampton Central, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Town Quay.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from London Victoria   and arrive in Southampton Central.

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

    Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from London Victoria and need to travel around 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Southampton most often arrive at Southampton Central and need to travel around 0.5 miles (757 m) from this train station to the city centre.

    Which train providers can get me from London to Southampton?

    When taking a train from London to Southampton, you can count on South Western Railway, Southern or Cross Country for the best way to get you to Southampton. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between London and Southampton and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

    How many train services per day are there between London and Southampton?

    The average number of trains departing London for Southampton is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    When is the earliest train from London to Southampton? When is the last train from London to Southampton?

    The first London to Southampton train departs at 07: 03   and the last train from London to Southampton leaves at 10: 05. Check out the most up-to-date London to Southampton train schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

    How early should I purchase train tickets from London to Southampton to score the best deals?

    The price of a one way train ticket from London to Southampton is on average £21 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets from London to Southampton available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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    Southampton
    London Victoria is the most popular London railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your journey to Southampton.
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    Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
    Public transport options for London Euston
    Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
    Overground lines: Watford DC
    Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
    Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
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    Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
    Public transport options for London Kings Cross
    Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
    Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
    Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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    ParkingParking
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    Phone Number
    +44 3457114141
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    Public transport options for London Paddington
    Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
    Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
    Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
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    Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
    Public transport options for London St Pancras International
    Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
    Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
    Bus lines: 326, 139