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South Western Railway
09:051h17
London Waterloo (WAT)
10:22Southampton Central (SOU)
35 1One-way
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South Western Railway
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London Waterloo (WAT)
11:12Southampton Central (SOU)
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09:51Southampton Central (SOU)
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Trains to Southampton

The port city of Southampton is easy to reach by train. Lying close to the New Forest, Southampton is less than 1 hour 30 minutes from London Waterloo and only 20 minutes by rail from Winchester. The city's rail network also provides frequent trains from other nearby destinations, including Portsmouth Harbour and Bournemouth, as well as good direct services from cities further afield.

Which is the main train station in Southampton?

Southampton Central is Southampton's main railway station. It is close to the main shopping district and less than a mile from both the city centre and the cruise ship terminals in the docks. Passengers arriving at the nearby airport can use Southampton Airport Parkway station to travel directly to Southampton Central. Several smaller stations connect the suburbs of Southampton to the city centre.

Popular trains to and from Southampton

Popular trains to Southampton

Bournemouth to Southampton train

from £3
Direct trains available
0h28 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • South Western Railway
  • Cross Country

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southampton train

from £8
Direct trains available
1h50 average duration
Served by
  • Southern
  • South Western Railway
  • Great Western Railway
  • Cross Country

London to Southampton train

from £18
Direct trains available
1h13 average duration
51trains per day
Served by
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • Cross Country
  • Great Western Railway
  • Tfl Rail

Harlow to Southampton train

from £28
Direct trains available
2h44 average duration
Served by
  • South Western Railway

Manchester to Southampton train

from £48
Direct trains available
4h13 average duration
10trains per day
Served by
  • Cross Country
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Transport for Wales

Popular trains from Southampton

Southampton to Bournemouth train

from £4
Direct trains available
0h27 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • South Western Railway
  • Cross Country

Southampton to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train

from £5
Direct trains available
1h55 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • Southern
  • South Western Railway
  • Great Western Railway
  • Cross Country

Southampton to London train

from £13
Direct trains available
1h14 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • Cross Country
  • Great Western Railway
  • Tfl Rail

Southampton to Edinburgh train

from £64
Direct trains available
6h41 average duration
10trains per day
Served by
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Lumo
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Cross Country
  • Caledonian Sleeper

Southampton to Manchester train

from £65
Direct trains available
4h13 average duration
10trains per day
Served by
  • Cross Country
  • Avanti West Coast

Which train companies offer trains to Southampton?

South Western Railway provides the majority of trains to Southampton. This is the provider that connects the city to most local destinations and also to London Waterloo. CrossCountry provides rail services from Oxford, Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle, while Great Western Railway links the city to Bristol and Cardiff. Trains operated by Southern travel between Southampton, London Victoria, Gatwick Airport and Brighton.

Why travel by train to Southampton?

Thanks to its relative proximity to London and to its importance as a port, Southampton benefits from excellent rail connections, with direct services from local destinations across Hampshire and Dorset. Regular direct services also arrive from London, Oxford, Manchester and other major cities. Rail services are sufficiently speedy and frequent so as to facilitate regular commuting between Southampton and London. Many rail passengers also arrive in Southampton intending to continue their journey by boat because the city is a popular departure port for many cruise ships as well as for ferries to the Isle of Wight.

Before you travel to Southampton by train - good to know!

With its extensive shopping and entertainment facilities, its museums and theatres, Southampton has plenty to offer its visitors. Most of the city's main attractions are within a short walk, bus or taxi ride of Southampton Central. The port is also close to the railway station although passengers arriving with heavy luggage may choose to take a 5-minute taxi ride to their cruise ship or ferry terminal. For a peak into the history of the city, visit one of the oldest buildings that has been used as a POW camp, a Titanic memorial and now a brewpub, The Wool House is rich in cultural heritage.

Train companies: Southern, Virgin Trains and South Western Railway trains to Southampton

Southern, Virgin Trains and South Western Railway will get you to Southampton at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Transport for Wales is a public transport provider in Wales, UK. It operates a comprehensive network of trains, buses and ferries across the country. The trains are modern and comfortable, with a range of different types including InterCity Express Trains, Regional Trains, and Metro Trains. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. There are a variety of ticket types available, including single and return tickets, season tickets, and group tickets. The most popular routes include Cardiff to Swansea, Cardiff to Newport, and Cardiff to Manchester.

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