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Cheap train tickets from London to Southampton

Showing times and prices for 16 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London to Southampton is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
South Western Railway
13:051h17
London Waterloo (WAT)
14:22Southampton Central (SOU)
£271One-way
0 changes
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South Western Railway
14:122h09
London Waterloo (WAT)
16:21Southampton Central (SOU)
£271One-way
1 change
Cheapest
South Western Railway
12:501h32
London Waterloo (WAT)
14:22Southampton Central (SOU)
£271One-way
1 change
Cheapest
South Western Railway
12:051h17
London Waterloo (WAT)
13:22Southampton Central (SOU)
£271One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
South Western Railway
14:051h17
London Waterloo (WAT)
15:22Southampton Central (SOU)
£271One-way
0 changes

Train timetableLondon to Southampton

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 16 July
South Western Railway
08:051h17
London Waterloo (WAT)
09:22Southampton Central (SOU)
0 changes
Cross Country
08:221h21
London Paddington (PAD)
09:43Southampton Central (SOU)
1 change
South Western Railway
08:351h16
London Waterloo (WAT)
09:51Southampton Central (SOU)
0 changes
South Western Railway
09:051h17
London Waterloo (WAT)
10:22Southampton Central (SOU)
0 changes
South Western Railway
09:122h10
London Waterloo (WAT)
11:22Southampton Central (SOU)
1 change
Cross Country
09:121h30
London Paddington (PAD)
10:42Southampton Central (SOU)
1 change
South Western Railway
09:201h22
London Waterloo (WAT)
10:42Southampton Central (SOU)
1 change
South Western Railway
09:351h14
London Waterloo (WAT)
10:49Southampton Central (SOU)
0 changes
South Western Railway
10:051h17
London Waterloo (WAT)
11:22Southampton Central (SOU)
0 changes
South Western Railway
10:122h10
London Waterloo (WAT)
12:22Southampton Central (SOU)
1 change
South Western Railway
10:201h23
London Waterloo (WAT)
11:43Southampton Central (SOU)
1 change
Cross Country
10:232h25
London Paddington (PAD)
12:48Southampton Central (SOU)
1 change
South Western Railway
10:351h14
London Waterloo (WAT)
11:49Southampton Central (SOU)
0 changes
South Western Railway
11:051h17
London Waterloo (WAT)
12:22Southampton Central (SOU)
0 changes
South Western Railway
11:201h28
London Waterloo (WAT)
12:48Southampton Central (SOU)
1 change
South Western Railway
11:351h17
London Waterloo (WAT)
12:52Southampton Central (SOU)
0 changes
South Western Railway
12:051h17
London Waterloo (WAT)
13:22Southampton Central (SOU)
0 changes
South Western Railway
12:201h23
London Waterloo (WAT)
13:43Southampton Central (SOU)
1 change
South Western Railway
12:351h15
London Waterloo (WAT)
13:50Southampton Central (SOU)
0 changes
South Western Railway
12:501h32
London Waterloo (WAT)
14:22Southampton Central (SOU)
1 change
Cross Country
13:001h42
London Paddington (PAD)
14:42Southampton Central (SOU)
1 change
South Western Railway
13:051h17
London Waterloo (WAT)
14:22Southampton Central (SOU)
0 changes
South Western Railway
13:201h22
London Waterloo (WAT)
14:42Southampton Central (SOU)
1 change
South Western Railway
13:351h14
London Waterloo (WAT)
14:49Southampton Central (SOU)
0 changes
South Western Railway
14:051h17
London Waterloo (WAT)
15:22Southampton Central (SOU)
0 changes
South Western Railway
14:122h09
London Waterloo (WAT)
16:21Southampton Central (SOU)
1 change
South Western Railway
14:201h23
London Waterloo (WAT)
15:43Southampton Central (SOU)
1 change
South Western Railway
14:351h14
London Waterloo (WAT)
15:49Southampton Central (SOU)
0 changes
South Western Railway
15:051h16
London Waterloo (WAT)
16:21Southampton Central (SOU)
0 changes
South Western Railway
15:201h25
London Waterloo (WAT)
16:45Southampton Central (SOU)
1 change
South Western Railway
15:351h14
London Waterloo (WAT)
16:49Southampton Central (SOU)
0 changes
Cross Country
15:382h05
London Paddington (PAD)
17:43Southampton Central (SOU)
1 change

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Train times from London to Southampton

Showing times and prices for 16 Jul

Fastest Journey

1 h 14 m

Average

1 h 28 m

Trains per day

32

Distance

112 km

Of the 32 trains that leave London for Southampton every day 16 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
South Western Railway
09:351h14
London Waterloo (WAT)
10:49Southampton Central (SOU)
£311One-way
0 changes
Fastest
South Western Railway
13:351h14
London Waterloo (WAT)
14:49Southampton Central (SOU)
£271One-way
0 changes
Fastest
South Western Railway
14:351h14
London Waterloo (WAT)
15:49Southampton Central (SOU)
£271One-way
0 changes
Fastest
South Western Railway
15:351h14
London Waterloo (WAT)
16:49Southampton Central (SOU)
£271One-way
0 changes
Fastest
South Western Railway
10:351h14
London Waterloo (WAT)
11:49Southampton Central (SOU)
£311One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from London to Southampton

distanceDistance69 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 13 min
priceAverage train ticket price£39 (€45)
frequencyTrain frequency51 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 34 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSouth Western Railway, Southern, CrossCountry, Great Western Rail or Tfl Rail

Trains from London to Southampton cover the 69 miles long route taking on average 1 h 13 min with our travel partners like South Western Railway, Southern, CrossCountry, Great Western Rail or Tfl Rail. Normally, there are 51 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £18, but the average price of train tickets is £39. Travellers depart most frequently from London Waterloo and arrive in Southampton Central.

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

Find the best trains to Southampton from London with Omio's travel partners South Western Railway, Southern and CrossCountry from £18. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains from London to Southampton. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

CrossCountry from London to Southampton train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 21 min
  • Cheapest Price: £45

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

FAQs: London to Southampton train

FAQs: Travel by train from London 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
Cheap train tickets from London to Southampton can start from as little as £18 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Southampton is £39; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from London to Southampton is 1 h 13 min   to travel the 69 mile long route, with around there are 51 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London to Southampton leaves at 06: 35. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London to Southampton leaves at 23: 40.
Yes, there are 34 direct trains a day from London to Southampton with South Western Railway. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Take the London to Southampton train with South Western Railway, Southern, CrossCountry, Great Western Rail or Tfl Rail. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between London and Southampton as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 40.

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your route from including London Waterloo, London Euston and London Paddington. When arriving in Southampton, you can end your trip in train stations like Southampton Central and Southampton Airport Parkway.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Waterloo, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 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 day trip to Southampton from London is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 13 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from London to Southampton by train is December.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between London and Southampton including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in London and Southampton

London
Southampton
London Waterloo 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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3451652030
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).
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3450774224
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
HomeTrainsTrain Times to Southampton London to Southampton train

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