London to Southampton train

Cheap train tickets from London to Southampton

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£43

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£46

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.

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Train schedule London to Southampton

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Fastest train times from London to Southampton

Showing times and prices for 19 Aug

Fastest Journey

1 h 14 m

Average

1 h 17 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

112 km

Of the 6 trains that leave London for Southampton every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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Overview: Train from London to Southampton

distanceDistance69 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 14 min
priceAverage train ticket price£29 (€33)
frequencyTrain frequency52 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 35 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSouthern, South Western Railway or Cross Country

Trains from London to Southampton cover the 69 miles long route taking on average 1 h 14 min with our travel partners like Southern, South Western Railway or Cross Country. Normally, there are 52 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £29, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £14. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Southampton Central.

Train providers: CrossCountry, South Western Railway and Southern trains London to Southampton

Travel between London and Southampton from £14 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry, South Western Railway and Southern! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

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Find cheap tickets for Southern trains to Southampton from London 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 Southern, 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 from London to Southampton in the Omio app, you can check to see if the Southern trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. Check the Southern 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 between London and Southampton with Southern!

London to Southampton train information with Southern:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 40 min
  • Southern frequency: 1 a day

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

One of the best ways to travel between London and Southampton is by taking a train with CrossCountry. Omio helps you find the ideal CrossCountry train to Southampton from London by showing you CrossCountry current train timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like luggage policy) and the best prices for this London to Southampton journey. You can expect to travel 69 miles (111 km) to Southampton from London on a train with CrossCountry. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains from London to Southampton, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your CrossCountry train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip between London and Southampton!

    If you're looking for cheap South Western Railway tickets between London and Southampton, check out Omio! With one-way London to Southampton train ticket prices starting as low as £14 when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Southampton from London by showing you the latest South Western Railway offers, train timetables and tickets for this 69 miles (111 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this journey, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard with South Western Railway. If you search for South Western Railway tickets between London and Southampton in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between London and Southampton on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with South Western Railway so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

    Trains from London to Southampton

    If you are looking for a fast, convenient way to travel from London to Southampton, trains are a good means to get you from the busy capital with a short travel time of approximately 1h 30min. The several trains that operate between London and Southampton are shared between the train companies South Western Railway and CrossCountry. The trains depart roughly 1h apart from the time the first train leaves to when the last train leaves.

    London to Southampton Train Time: Daily Departures

    The journey between London and Southampton can take anywhere between 1h 14min, and 1h 30min, depending on the date and time of the journey. The journey could be longer on specific dates and bank holidays, despite the distance from London to Southampton being roughly only 69 miles (111 km).

    How long does the train from London to Southampton take?

    The train service from London to Southampton, provided by South Western Railway and CrossCountry, takes approximately 1h 14min on average. These vary also according to the train type – whether direct or connecting – with some trains taking about 1h 30min.

    Trains from London to Southampton: woman working with her laptop on a train from London. Source: Shutterstock

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

    Departure train station: With several trains plying this route, there are several stations from which you can board a train from London to Southampton. The first and most commonly used station is London Victoria station, which is located just 1.2 miles (2 km) from the London city centre. It is accessible via the London red bus, and it has a bus station just outside (Victoria coach station) plus an Underground station connected to the Victoria, Circle and District lines. The other stations used by commuters that ply the route include London King’s Cross, London Euston and London Waterloo – these are all easily accessible via bus services.

    Arrival train station: The trains from London to Southampton arrive at Southampton Central station. The station is conveniently located north of the harbour where ferry services are available and easily accessible, and there are buses available at the station for ease of local transportation. At the station, you can also make use of taxi services, or there’s a car park, for those being picked up. Quay Town is also just a roughly 15-20min walk from the station.

    Which train companies travel from London to Southampton?

    Two main companies travel the London Southampton route. One is South Western Railway, the main company catering for this route. The other company servicing this route is the company CrossCountry, the longest-serving train service in the United Kingdom. For both companies, some tickets are non refundable; however, both also offer reasonable refund policies. You can also save on both companies with advanced booking, and taking them up on various offers they have on our booking platform. Don't forget to get your monthly travel tips and updates from our magazine. Both companies offer Wi-Fi services, which lets you enjoy surfing the internet as you travel.

    Night trains London

    Night trains are available for this route, but most of the departures are during the day and evening. There are up to four connections an hour from roughly 07:00 to 00:00.

    South Western Railway trains from London to Southampton

    The main train service provider on this line is South Western Railway. Their direct service trains are relatively faster and can take less than 1h 30min, while connecting trains can come with a discount. However, they take relatively longer to arrive in Southampton.

    CrossCountry trains from London to Southampton

    CrossCountry trains also ply this route and provide both first-class and standard-class tickets in addition to other tickets like advance tickets. The company permits their clients to carry pets, bikes and luggage on board, and their direct trains cover the London to Southampton journey in about 1h 30min.

    Trains from London to Southampton: Sustainability travel

    Trains are a sustainable means of transport, being one of the cleanest forms of public transport available. The trains that ply the London to Southampton route are fast as well as convenient. The companies have also taken necessary steps to ensure they minimise carbon emissions, noise pollution and use less energy, helping become an environmentally friendly means of transport.

    Trains from London to Southampton: Services on Board

    The companies that offer train services from London to Southampton include South Western Railway trains – which is the most popular service provider – and CrossCountry trains. CrossCountry provides both first-class and standard tickets, with the first-class tickets having several benefits like larger seats and tables, WiFi, power points and complimentary in-seat food and drink. They also allow a passenger to carry up to one luggage item measuring a maximum of 35 x 23 x 11 in (90 x 70 x 30 cm).

    CrossCountry allows passengers to travel with pets on the condition that they are kept in a cage or on a lead (a maximum of two pets per person). Bicycles are also permitted on the trains; however, a passenger will need to reserve a space online (including via social media) to book a space. The CrossCountry train provider also offers special services to persons with disabilities, whereby they provide wheelchair assistance to the elderly, injured and other mobility-limited passengers who require assistance boarding and alighting the train. South Western Railway trains offer fast-speed train services, with both first-class and standard tickets. First-class tickets have additional benefits but are relatively more expensive. They also offer luggage assistance and special attention to the disabled and elderly, and they permit their passengers to carry pets and bikes on board with the set conditions.

    How to find cheap train tickets from London to Southampton

    The average price of a train ticket from London to Southampton is around £24, but you can find the cheapest tickets for as low as £12. Find relatively cheap train tickets for CrossCountry and South Western Railway trains on our website, which offers the best train offers and deals. CrossCountry also offers services that can help cut the transport cost, for instance, use of advance booking and use of direct or connecting trains.

    If a passenger is opting to use advance tickets, they need to book the ticket six weeks before departure in order to get the best deals and discounts. Passengers can also opt to travel during the off-peak hours, which are relatively cheap compared to travelling during the peak hours. The most expensive time of day to catch the train from London to Southampton is usually during the rush hours, like morning and afternoon commute times. Most trains offer a direct train service from London to Southampton, which is relatively convenient and saves time compared to connecting via Basingstoke.

    Trains from London to Southampton: Southampton Marina the Oceane Village. Source: Shutterstock

    To Southampton by train—travel tips

    Southampton is a port city on England's South Coast and is a major home port for a lot of the largest cruise ships in the world. It is mainly known as the departure point of the famous Titanic ship and was also bombed during the Second World War. Southampton offers a business and trading platform, educational centres and arts and cultural centres. There are several attractions and eye-catching avenues for people visiting Southampton. Some that are highly recommend for anyone to visit include:

    • The Solent Sky Museum
    • Mayflower Theatre
    • Sea City Museum
    • St. Mary’s Stadium
    • God’s House tower
    • Tudor House Museum
    • Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries
    • West Quay Shopping Centre

    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
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from London to Southampton for as little as £14  in the next 7 days.
    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 £29  one way.
    You should expect to travel around 69 miles  between London and Southampton by train.
    The train time to Southampton from London is on average 1 h 14 min  for the 69 miles long journey, but the time it takes to go to Southampton from London by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

    There are a few train stations in London to start your route from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. In Southampton you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Southampton Central, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton, Town Quay.

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

    Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Southampton Central and need to travel approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the train station to the city centre in Southampton.

    For the journey from London to Southampton you can take a train with Southern, South Western Railway or Cross Country. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from London to Southampton on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Yes, there are 35 direct trains from London to Southampton per day with South Western Railway  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
    The average number of trains departing London for Southampton is 52 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The earliest train for this trip departs from London at 05: 30. The last train leaves from London at 23: 10. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from London to Southampton and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you book train tickets from London to Southampton within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £29 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from London to Southampton 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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    Public transport options for London Victoria
    Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
    Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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    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
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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    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
    Metro: N/A
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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
    Metro: Tube Lines.
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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
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    Public transport options for London Waterloo
    Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
    Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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    Public transport options for London Liverpool Street
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
    Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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    Public transport options for London Bridge
    Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
    Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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    Public transport options for Heathrow Airport T123
    Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
    Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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    Public transport options for London Marylebone
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
    Metro: Bakerloo Line.

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