The cheapest trains from Southampton to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for 21 Oct

Cheapest

£55

Average

£58

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.

The average ticket from Southampton to Cambridge will cost around £ 58 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 55.

Cheapest
08:30Southampton Central3h31 12:01Cambridge
1 changes
£551One-way
Cheapest
08:30Southampton Central3h03 11:33Cambridge
2 changes
£551One-way
Cheapest
08:00Southampton Central3h01 11:01Cambridge
2 changes
£551One-way
Cheapest
08:00Southampton Central3h33 11:33Cambridge
1 changes
£551One-way
08:09Southampton Central4h02 12:11Cambridge
1 changes
£671One-way

Timetable Southampton to Cambridge

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thu, 21 Oct
08:00Southampton Central3h01 11:01Cambridge
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08:00Southampton Central3h33 11:33Cambridge
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08:09Southampton Central4h02 12:11Cambridge
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08:30Southampton Central3h31 12:01Cambridge
0 changes
08:30Southampton Central3h03 11:33Cambridge
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Thu
21 Oct
£55South Western Railway
£44National Express
Fri
22 Oct
£23South Western Railway
£14National Express
Sat
23 Oct
£34South Western Railway
£43National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£35South Western Railway
£20National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£36South Western Railway
£44National Express

The fastest trains from Southampton to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for 21 Oct

Fastest Journey

3 h 1 m

Average

3 h 26 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

178 km

It's difficult to get from Southampton to Cambridge without changing at least once.

Fastest
08:00Southampton Central3h01 11:01Cambridge
2 changes
£551One-way
08:30Southampton Central3h03 11:33Cambridge
2 changes
£551One-way
08:30Southampton Central3h31 12:01Cambridge
1 changes
£551One-way
08:00Southampton Central3h33 11:33Cambridge
1 changes
£551One-way
08:09Southampton Central4h02 12:11Cambridge
1 changes
£671One-way

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Train Information between Southampton and Cambridge

distanceDistance110 miles (178 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 3 min
priceAverage train ticket price£40 (€45)
frequencyTrain frequency24 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 24 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSouth Western Railway

Trains from Southampton to Cambridge cover the 110 miles (178 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 3 min with our travel partners like South Western Railway. Normally, there are 24 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £23, but the average price of train tickets is £40. Travellers depart most frequently from Southampton Central and arrive in Cambridge.

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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets from Southampton to Cambridge cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Cambridge from Southampton for as little as £23  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Southampton to Cambridge on average?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Southampton to Cambridge train to cost on average £40  one way.
What is the distance from Southampton to Cambridge via train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Cambridge from Southampton via train to be approximately 110 miles (178 km).
What is the average Southampton to Cambridge train duration?
While the time it takes to travel 110 miles (178 km) between Southampton and Cambridge can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Southampton to Cambridge is on average 3 h 3 min.
What station does the Southampton to Cambridge train leave from? Which Cambridge train station do I come into from Southampton?

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

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

Where do I find the Southampton train station to Cambridge? Where is the Cambridge train station?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Southampton Central and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Cambridge and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city centre in Cambridge.

What train providers go from Southampton to Cambridge?
For the best Southampton to Cambridge train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with South Western Railway. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Southampton and Cambridge to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains are there between Southampton and Cambridge a day?
On average, there are 24 trains a day from Southampton to Cambridge. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What time is the earliest train from Southampton to Cambridge? What time is the last train from Southampton to Cambridge?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Southampton at 07: 00. The last train leaves from Southampton at 08: 30. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from Southampton to Cambridge and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase train tickets to Cambridge from Southampton to score the best deals?
If you book a train ticket between Southampton and Cambridge within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £40 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Southampton and Cambridge are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Southampton
Cambridge
Southampton Central is the most popular Southampton 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 Southampton for your journey to Cambridge.