Cardiff to Southampton train

Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Southampton

Showing times and prices for Dec 01

Cheapest

33

Average

47

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

Great Western Railway
07:28AMCardiff2h34 10:02AMSouthampton
0 transfers
331One-way
Great Western Railway
10:30AMCardiff2h32 01:02PMSouthampton
0 transfers
611One-way

Train schedule from Cardiff to Southampton

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Great Western Railway
07:28AMCardiff2h34 10:02AMSouthampton
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Great Western Railway
10:30AMCardiff2h32 01:02PMSouthampton
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Fastest train times from Cardiff to Southampton

Showing times and prices for Dec 01

Fastest Journey

2 h 32 m

Average

2 h 33 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

139 km

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

Great Western Railway
10:30AMCardiff2h32 01:02PMSouthampton
0 transfers
611One-way
Great Western Railway
07:28AMCardiff2h34 10:02AMSouthampton
0 transfers
331One-way

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Southampton

distanceDistance86 miles (139 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 32 min
priceAverage train ticket price$46 (€42)
frequencyTrain frequency14 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 13 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Railway or First Great Western Service

Trains from Cardiff to Southampton cover the 86 miles (139 km) long route taking on average 2 h 32 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway or First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 14 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $32 (€29), but the average price of train tickets is $46 (€42). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Southampton Central.

Train providers: Great Western Rail from Cardiff to Southampton trains

Great Western Rail trains will get you to Southampton from Cardiff from $32 (€29). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Great Western Rail

It’s easy to book your Great Western Rail train ticket to Southampton from Cardiff online with Omio! Simply check the current Great Western Rail train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Cardiff to Southampton as well as relevant travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap Great Western Rail train tickets online. Prices for Great Western Rail trains between Cardiff and Southampton start at $66 (€61) one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 86 miles (139 km). If you search for Great Western Rail trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the Great Western Rail tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when traveling by train to Southampton from Cardiff. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Cardiff to Southampton Great Western Rail train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff to Southampton

Travel Tips: 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 Cardiff to Southampton.
FAQs
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Cardiff to Southampton trains for as little as $32 (€29)  in the next 7 days.
The Cardiff to Southampton train ticket price is on average $46 (€42)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.
The train distance from Cardiff to Southampton is around 86 miles (139 km).
On average the Cardiff to Southampton train time is 2 h 32 min  covering the 86 miles (139 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arriving in Southampton Central.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Cardiff Central and travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Southampton Central and need to travel approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the train station to the city center in Southampton.

Take the Cardiff to Southampton train with Great Western Railway or First Great Western Service. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between Cardiff and Southampton as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 13 direct trains per day from Cardiff to Southampton with Great Western Railway, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
The average number of trains departing Cardiff for Southampton is 14 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the first train from Cardiff to Southampton at 6: 28 AM. The last train from Cardiff to Southampton that you can take departs at 11: 30 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Cardiff to Southampton schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
You can find trains between Cardiff and Southampton to cost on average $46 (€42) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Cardiff to Southampton train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports in Cardiff and Southampton

Cardiff
Southampton
The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your journey from Cardiff to Southampton.
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transit options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)

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