Trains from London to Southampton

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The cheapest trains

from London
to Southampton

Showing times and prices for Jul 22

Cheapest

$45

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 travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Southampton will cost around $ 58 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 45.

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08:36London Victoria2h2811:04Southampton Central
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$451One-way
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08:35London Waterloo1h1509:50Southampton Central
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$621One-way
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08:20London Waterloo1h2309:43Southampton Central
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$621One-way
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08:05London Waterloo1h1709:22Southampton Central
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$621One-way
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08:39London Waterloo1h3810:17Southampton Central
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$621One-way

Train Times

London to Southampton

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08:05London Waterloo1h1709:22Southampton Central
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08:20London Waterloo1h2309:43Southampton Central
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08:35London Waterloo1h1509:50Southampton Central
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08:36London Victoria2h2811:04Southampton Central
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08:39London Waterloo1h3810:17Southampton Central
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Sun
Jul 21
Find prices
$17National Express
$563Aurigny Air Services
Mon
Jul 22
$45Southern
$9National Express
$537Flybe
Tue
Jul 23
$38South Western Railway
$8National Express
$320KLM
Wed
Jul 24
$38South Western Railway
$8National Express
$365KLM
Thu
Jul 25
$44South Western Railway
$8National Express
$216Flybe
Fri
Jul 26
$44South Western Railway
$8National Express
$382KLM
Sat
Jul 27
$12South Western Railway
$8National Express
$311Aurigny Air Services
Sun
Jul 28
$12South Western Railway
$8National Express
$281Aurigny Air Services
Mon
Jul 29
$12South Western Railway
$8National Express
$168openskies
Tue
Jul 30
$12South Western Railway
$8National Express
$283Air France
Wed
Jul 31
$12South Western Railway
$8National Express
$267Air France
Thu
Aug 1
$12South Western Railway
$8National Express
$283Air France
Fri
Aug 2
$12South Western Railway
$8National Express
$332Air France
Sat
Aug 3
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$8National Express
$296Aurigny Air Services
Sun
Aug 4
$12South Western Railway
$8National Express
$472Aurigny Air Services
Mon
Aug 5
$12South Western Railway
$8National Express
$254Air France
Tue
Aug 6
$12South Western Railway
$8National Express
$241Aurigny Air Services
Wed
Aug 7
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$26National Express
$230Aurigny Air Services
Thu
Aug 8
$12South Western Railway
$8National Express
$217Flybe
Fri
Aug 9
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$8National Express
$230Aurigny Air Services
Sat
Aug 10
$12South Western Railway
$8National Express
$203Aurigny Air Services

The fastest trains

from London
to Southampton

Showing times and prices for Jul 22

Fastest Journey

1h 15m

Average

1h 36m

Trains per day

5

Distance

112 km

Of the 5 train that leave London for Southampton every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 112 km distance in an average of 1h 36m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1h 15m .

The slowest train will take 2h 28m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
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08:35London Waterloo1h1509:50Southampton Central
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$621One-way
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08:05London Waterloo1h1709:22Southampton Central
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$621One-way
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08:20London Waterloo1h2309:43Southampton Central
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$621One-way
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08:39London Waterloo1h3810:17Southampton Central
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$621One-way
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08:36London Victoria2h2811:04Southampton Central
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$451One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Southampton Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 49 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $26
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Southampton
Distance:112 km
TrainTrain Companies:Southern, South Western Railway

Trains from London to Southampton

Trains in the United Kingdom are a popular way to travel between cities with domestic routes to most cities in the UK. London to Southampton trains are operated by South Western Railways and CrossCountry and typically take 1½ hours to arrive in Southampton. South Western Railway trains depart from London Waterloo train station, while CrossCountry trains leave from London Paddington Station. All London to Southampton trains arrive at Southampton Central train station.

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London to Southampton Train Cost

Average prices for Trains from London to Southampton when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€31

1 Day in Advance

€31

1 Week in Advance

€31

2 Weeks in Advance

€31

1 Month in Advance

€31

3 Months in Advance

€31

London to Southampton Trains: General Information


Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from London to Southampton with dozens of trains making the journey every day.


  • autobus All London to Southampton trains are run by South Western Railways and CrossCountry.
  • autobus Most trains are direct, depart from either London's Paddington, Waterloo, or Vauxhall train station and arrive at Southampton Central train station.
  • autobus Trains from London to Southampton take as little as 1 hour and 14 minutes to arrive in Southampton.
  • autobus Most travelers book their London to Southampton train tickets 1-2 days in advance of the travel date.

Departing London by Train

Most trains from London to Southampton departs from the London Waterloo station. London Waterloo is connected to Transport for London services via bus and underground, as it is a stop on the Northern (Charing Cross Branch), Bakerloo and Jubilee Lines. There are also a large number of buses that run to London Waterloo including night buses.

Arriving in Southampton by Train

All trains from London to Southampton arrive at Southampton train station. The station in Southampton is located just north of the harbor where ferry connections are available, the station is connected to local transport via a number of buses including the UniLink bus U1, which offers regular service to the Town Quay. A taxi rank is also available at the station, as well as a car park for drivers. The Town Quay is also a 15 to 20-minute walk along the main road leading from the station, and on a lovely day makes for a chance to take in Southampton’s great coastal feel.

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Best fares for trains from London to Southampton

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Fri, Jul 26
Train
South Western Railway
07:351h 15m08:50
LondonSouthampton
Sat, Jul 27
Train
South Western Railway
07:391h 33m09:12
LondonSouthampton
Fastest Trains from London to Southampton
Sat, Aug 31
Train
South Western Railway
07:351h 14m08:49
LondonSouthampton
Tue, Jul 23
Train
South Western Railway
07:351h 15m08:50
LondonSouthampton
Wed, Jul 24
Train
South Western Railway
07:351h 15m08:50
LondonSouthampton
Return Train Tickets for Southampton to London
Tue, Jul 23
Train
Southern
07:092h 32m09:41
SouthamptonLondon
Wed, Jul 24
Train
Southern
07:092h 32m09:41
SouthamptonLondon
Thu, Jul 25
Train
Southern
07:092h 32m09:41
SouthamptonLondon

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Southampton
TrainLondon Bridge

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TrainLondon Charing Cross

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TrainLondon Euston

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TrainLondon Fenchurch Street

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TrainLondon Kings Cross

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Victoria, Circle
Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
TrainLondon Liverpool Street

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
TrainLondon Paddington

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District
Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
TrainLondon St Pancras

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TrainLondon Victoria

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria
Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
TrainLondon Waterloo East

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City
Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176

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