Southampton to Cambridge train

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Cheap train tickets from Southampton to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for 16 Jun

Cheapest

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

South Western Railway
08:264h22
Southampton
12:48Cambridge
£341One-way
0 changes
South Western Railway
20:364h55
Southampton
01:31Cambridge
£781One-way
0 changes

Train timetableSouthampton to Cambridge

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 16 June
South Western Railway
08:264h22
Southampton
12:48Cambridge
0 changes
South Western Railway
20:364h55
Southampton
01:31Cambridge
0 changes

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Train times from Southampton to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for 16 Jun

Fastest Journey

4 h 22 m

Average

4 h 38 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

178 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Southampton for Cambridge every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

South Western Railway
08:264h22
Southampton
12:48Cambridge
£341One-way
0 changes
South Western Railway
20:364h55
Southampton
01:31Cambridge
£781One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Southampton to Cambridge

distanceDistance110 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h
priceAverage train ticket price£63 (€71)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersSouth Western Railway, Thameslink, Abellio Greater Anglia, Great Northern or CrossCountry

Trains from Southampton to Cambridge cover the 110 miles long trip taking on average 3 h with our travel partners like South Western Railway, Thameslink, Abellio Greater Anglia, Great Northern or CrossCountry. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £21, but the average price of train tickets is £63. Travellers depart most frequently from Southampton Central and arrive in Cambridge.

Train providers: South Western Railway, Thameslink and CrossCountry trains Southampton to Cambridge

Travel from Southampton to Cambridge from £72 with Omio’s train partners South Western Railway, Thameslink and CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

Great Northern is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed trains, regional trains, and sleeper services. The high-speed trains are called InterCity Express Trains and they offer a fast and comfortable journey between major cities. The regional trains are called Regional Express Trains and they provide a slower but more frequent service to smaller towns and villages. The sleeper services are called Caledonian Sleeper Trains and they offer overnight journeys with comfortable sleeping compartments. Great Northern offers a variety of ticket types, including single, return, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for Great Northern are London to Cambridge, London to Peterborough, and London to Norwich. These routes offer a convenient and comfortable way to travel between the cities.

Southampton to Cambridge train information with Great Northern:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 6 min
  • Cheapest Price: £72

FAQs: Southampton to Cambridge train

FAQs: Travel by train from Southampton to Cambridge 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 Southampton to Cambridge.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Southampton to Cambridge can start from as little as £21 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Southampton to Cambridge is £63; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Southampton to Cambridge train travel time is 3 h   for the 110 mile long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Southampton to Cambridge leaves at 05: 08. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Southampton to Cambridge leaves at 20: 36.
There are 12 trains a day from Southampton to Cambridge which require at least one change with South Western Railway, Thameslink, Abellio Greater Anglia, Great Northern or CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
When taking a train from Southampton to Cambridge, you can count on South Western Railway, Thameslink, Abellio Greater Anglia, Great Northern or CrossCountry for the best way to get you to Cambridge. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Southampton to Cambridge and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 36.

When departing from Southampton, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Southampton Central and Southampton Airport Parkway. When arriving in Cambridge, you can end your journey in train stations like Cambridge, Cambridge North and Cambridge or Cambridge North.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Southampton Central, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cambridge, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Cambridge from Southampton is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Southampton to Cambridge by train is November.
You have options as you can travel to Cambridge from Southampton 2 different ways: train or coach.

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