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Planning to travel from Cardiff to Southampton? Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start - but that's where Virail comes in. Our powerful search engine will explore all the options available for your trip, combing through more than 2000 transport companies all over the globe. All you have to do is enter your travel dates. In an instant, we'll show you a thorough list of possible routes, with all the information you need to make your decision. Choose from buses, trains, and more, connecting or direct, one-way or round trip - whatever you prefer. When you see your results, select your chosen option and Virail will redirect you to the provider's website, where you can complete your booking. Let us do the legwork for you, and you can just sit back and enjoy your trip.

How much will I pay for train tickets from Cardiff to Southampton?

Prices will vary when you travel from Cardiff to Southampton. On average, though, you'll pay about £ 41.79 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as £ 14.20, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

Journey Details

Best price £ 14.20
Journey duration 3 h 2 min
Connections per day 36
First departure 07:26
Last departure 00:30
Distance 86.4 mi

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Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 2 h 32 min
Cardiff Central - Southampton Central
07:30 - 10:02
£ 14.20
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 2 h 34 min
Cardiff Central - Southampton Central
08:28 - 11:02
£ 14.20
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 2 h 35 min
Cardiff Central - Southampton Central
09:27 - 12:02
£ 14.20
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 2 h 35 min
Cardiff Central - Southampton Central
10:27 - 13:02
£ 14.20
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 3 h 2 min
Cardiff Central - Southampton Central
11:00 - 14:02
£ 14.20
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 2 h 32 min
Cardiff Central - Southampton Central
11:30 - 14:02
£ 14.20
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 2 h 32 min
Cardiff Central - Southampton Central
12:30 - 15:02
£ 14.20

How much time will it take to go from Cardiff to Southampton by train?

The journey between Cardiff and Southampton by train usually takes 3 h 2 min to cover a distance of 87.0 mi. The shortest journey from Cardiff to Southampton will take you 2 h 20 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Southampton quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

When do departures from Cardiff to Southampton leave?

The first daily departure from Cardiff to Southampton leaves at 07:26, while the last journey of the day sets out at 00:30. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Cardiff and Southampton. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

When traveling from Cardiff to Southampton by train, which stations can I use?

In Cardiff, departure stations include Cardiff Central [ CDF ] and Cardiff Central. When you arrive in Southampton, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Southampton Airport Parkway [ SOA ], Southampton Central [ SOU ] and Southampton Central. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many daily journeys are there from Cardiff to Southampton?

You will be able to travel from Cardiff to Southampton using companies such as Nationalrail and Great Western Railway. Combined, these providers offer an average of 36 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to 36 departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Cardiff to Southampton using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 15 direct connections from Cardiff to Southampton each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 21 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week.

Stations of departure

Cardiff Central [ CDF ]
Cardiff Central

Destination stations

Southampton Airport Parkway [ SOA ]
Southampton Central [ SOU ]
Southampton Central
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