London Waterloo (WAT) to Southampton Central (SOU) train

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Cheap train tickets from London Waterloo (WAT) to Southampton Central (SOU)

Showing times and prices for Jul 25

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London Waterloo (WAT) to Southampton Central (SOU) is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
South Western Railway
09:35AM1h14
London Waterloo (WAT)
10:49AMSouthampton Central (SOU)
$411One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
South Western Railway
09:05AM1h17
London Waterloo (WAT)
10:22AMSouthampton Central (SOU)
$411One-way
0 transfers
South Western Railway
08:35AM1h16
London Waterloo (WAT)
09:51AMSouthampton Central (SOU)
$761One-way
0 transfers
South Western Railway
08:05AM1h17
London Waterloo (WAT)
09:22AMSouthampton Central (SOU)
$761One-way
0 transfers
South Western Railway
09:20AM1h22
London Waterloo (WAT)
10:42AMSouthampton Central (SOU)
$851One-way
1 transfer

Train schedule from London Waterloo (WAT) to Southampton Central (SOU)

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, July 25
South Western Railway
08:05AM1h17
London Waterloo (WAT)
09:22AMSouthampton Central (SOU)
0 transfers
South Western Railway
08:20AM1h23
London Waterloo (WAT)
09:43AMSouthampton Central (SOU)
1 transfer
South Western Railway
08:35AM1h16
London Waterloo (WAT)
09:51AMSouthampton Central (SOU)
0 transfers
South Western Railway
09:05AM1h17
London Waterloo (WAT)
10:22AMSouthampton Central (SOU)
0 transfers
South Western Railway
09:20AM1h22
London Waterloo (WAT)
10:42AMSouthampton Central (SOU)
1 transfer
South Western Railway
09:35AM1h14
London Waterloo (WAT)
10:49AMSouthampton Central (SOU)
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from London Waterloo (WAT) to Southampton Central (SOU)

Showing times and prices for Jul 25

Fastest Journey

1 h 14 m

Average

1 h 18 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

112 km

Of the 6 trains that leave London Waterloo (WAT) for Southampton Central (SOU) every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
South Western Railway
09:35AM1h14
London Waterloo (WAT)
10:49AMSouthampton Central (SOU)
$411One-way
0 transfers
South Western Railway
08:35AM1h16
London Waterloo (WAT)
09:51AMSouthampton Central (SOU)
$761One-way
0 transfers
South Western Railway
09:05AM1h17
London Waterloo (WAT)
10:22AMSouthampton Central (SOU)
$411One-way
0 transfers
South Western Railway
08:05AM1h17
London Waterloo (WAT)
09:22AMSouthampton Central (SOU)
$761One-way
0 transfers
South Western Railway
09:20AM1h22
London Waterloo (WAT)
10:42AMSouthampton Central (SOU)
$851One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from London Waterloo (WAT) to Southampton Central (SOU)

distanceDistance69 miles (112 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 13 min
priceAverage train ticket price$46 (€40)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 21 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSouth Western Railway, CrossCountry or Southern

Trains from London Waterloo (WAT) to Southampton Central (SOU) cover the 69 miles (112 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 13 min with our travel partners like South Western Railway, CrossCountry or Southern. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $46 (€40), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $17 (€15). Travelers depart most frequently from London Waterloo and arrive in Southampton Central.

Train providers: South Western Railway, CrossCountry and Southern from London Waterloo (WAT) to Southampton Central (SOU) trains

For as little as $17 (€15) you can travel by train to Southampton Central (SOU) from London Waterloo (WAT) with South Western Railway, CrossCountry and Southern. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

Southern Rail is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates a wide range of services, from high-speed intercity trains to local commuter services. Its trains include the InterCity 125, InterCity 225, and Class 444 and 450. It also offers a variety of ticket types, such as Advance, Off-Peak, and Super Off-Peak. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for Southern Rail are London to Brighton, London to Southampton, and London to Portsmouth.

Train information from London Waterloo (WAT) to Southampton Central (SOU) with Southern:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 39 min
  • Cheapest Price: $55

FAQs: Trains from London Waterloo (WAT) to Southampton Central (SOU)

FAQs: Travel by train from London Waterloo (WAT) to Southampton Central (SOU) 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 Waterloo (WAT) to Southampton Central (SOU).
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from London Waterloo (WAT) to Southampton Central (SOU) can start from as little as $17 (€15) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London Waterloo (WAT) to Southampton Central (SOU) is $46 (€40); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time from London Waterloo (WAT) to Southampton Central (SOU) is on average 1 h 13 min   for the 69 mile (112 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from London Waterloo (WAT) to Southampton Central (SOU) by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London Waterloo (WAT) to Southampton Central (SOU) leaves at 6: 35 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London Waterloo (WAT) to Southampton Central (SOU) leaves at 11: 40 PM.
Yes, there are 21 direct trains a day from London Waterloo (WAT) to Southampton Central (SOU) with South Western Railway. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
For the best London Waterloo (WAT) to Southampton Central (SOU) train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with South Western Railway, CrossCountry or Southern. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between London Waterloo (WAT) and Southampton Central (SOU) to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 11: 40 PM.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Waterloo, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Southampton Central, located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Southampton Central (SOU) from London Waterloo (WAT) is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 13 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from London Waterloo (WAT) to Southampton Central (SOU) by train is December.
You have options as you can travel to Southampton Central (SOU) from London Waterloo (WAT) 2 different ways: train or bus.

Trains departing from London Waterloo

Distance from London Waterloo to city center
Distance from London Waterloo to city center
1.2 miles (2 km)
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
ATM
ATM
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: A wide range of shops including convenience store, supermarket, pharmacy, newsagent, bookseller, clothing, gifts, travel accessories and passport photobooth.
Dining
Dining
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis Budget | Europcar
Information Desk
Information Desk
Information available from staff: Yes - from help point, Yes - from information point, Yes - from ticket office | Passenger Information Systems: Departure screens, Announcements, Arrival screens
Accessibility
Accessibility
Staff help available: Yes | Step free access coverage: Yes | Step free access note: There is step free access from the main concourse to all platforms, shops and facilities. Step free exits are exit 1 (Station approach), exit 2 (with a lift to Waterloo Road and lift access to the London Underground Jubilee line), and exit 3 for taxis and onward travel towards the South Bank. | Accessible car park equipment: Wheelchair users can use car park equipment at this station unaided | Accessible taxis: Accessible taxis are available from the taxi rank on Cab Road / Station Approach | Accessible ticket machines: There are accessible ticket machines at this station | Accessible ticket machines note: Ticket machines are located at various locations on the main concourse and are accessible to wheelchair users. | Accessible toilets: Yes | Ramp for train access: Yes | Wheelchairs available: Yes | Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available: Yes

Trains arriving to Southampton Central

Distance from Southampton Central to city center
Distance from Southampton Central to city center
0.7 miles (1.2 km)
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus service goes from the north side (Blechynden Terrace) during engineering works. Overnight onward transport goes from the South side (West Quay side)
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
ATM
ATM
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: Yes outside Platform 4 exit
Shopping
Shopping
Dining
Dining
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Hertz | U-Drive
Accessibility
Accessibility
Staff help available: Yes | Step free access coverage: Yes | Step free access note: Step-free category A Station - This station has step-free access to all platforms. Please be aware that this station has no tactile paving on the platform edge. | Accessible ticket machines: There are accessible ticket machines at this station | Accessible ticket machines note: All South Western Railway ticket machines are able to sell tickets with Disabled Persons Railcard discounts. All machines are accessible, however the station may not be so please check the station access note for further details | Accessible toilets: Yes | Ramp for train access: Yes | Wheelchairs available: Yes | Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available: Yes

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