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£25South Western Railway
£7National Express
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£17South Western Railway
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£15South Western Railway
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£22South Western Railway
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£20South Western Railway
£7National Express
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£20South Western Railway
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£13Southern
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£43South Western Railway
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£12South Western Railway
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£19South Western Railway
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£18South Western Railway
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£17South Western Railway
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£43South Western Railway
£7National Express
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£10South Western Railway
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Train Information from London to Southampton

distanceDistance69 miles (111 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 14 min
priceAverage train ticket price£22 (€25)
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 journey 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 trip for as low as £15, but the average price of train tickets is £22. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Southampton Central.

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.

Enjoy a smooth and easy journey between London and Southampton with CrossCountry! As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio can help you search current train timetables from CrossCountry, compare the best routes between London and Southampton as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable CrossCountry London to Southampton train ticket available today. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train from London to Southampton on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 69 miles (111 km) journey between London and Southampton with ease and comfort on a train with CrossCountry.

Please follow the recommendations outlined by CrossCountry when booking your train tickets from London to Southampton due to the coronavirus:

  • 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 does a cheap train to Southampton from London cost?
You can find a cheap train from London to Southampton for some dates and times for as low as £15  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from London to Southampton?
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Southampton train to cost on average £22  one way.
What is the distance between London and Southampton by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between London and Southampton via train to be approximately 69 miles (111 km).
What is the average London to Southampton train duration?
On average the train from London to Southampton duration is 1 h 14 min  for the 69 miles (111 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in London goes to Southampton? Which train station do I come into Southampton from London?

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your journey from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When arriving in Southampton, you can end your journey in train stations like Southampton Central, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Town Quay.

Omio customers book a train from London Victoria   to Southampton Central   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in London to go to Southampton? Where is the train station in Southampton located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, London Victoria, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of London. The most popular arrival train station in Southampton, called Southampton Central, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

What train providers go from London to Southampton?
Take the London to Southampton train with South Western Railway, Southern or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Southampton from London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there between London and Southampton a day?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from London to Southampton. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from London to Southampton? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train departing from London to Southampton leaves at 07: 17. The last train departing from London to Southampton leaves at 08: 54. You can find the latest London to Southampton train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy London to Southampton train tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from London to Southampton is on average £22 if you purchase 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 companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets to Southampton from London available a few months in advance.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Paddington
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District<br>Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176