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Best price £ 5.36
Journey duration 3 h 44 min
Connections per day 122
First departure 00:01
Last departure 00:54
Distance 86.4 mi

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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 £ 51.05 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as £ 5.36, 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.

Trains from Cardiff to Southampton

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 44 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?

If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Cardiff to Southampton leaving at 00:01. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 00:54.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

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

In Cardiff, departure stations include Cardiff Central [ CDF ], Cardiff Bay [ CDB ], Cardiff Queen Street [ CDQ ] and Cardiff Air Bus [ XCF ]. When you arrive in Southampton, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Southampton Airport Parkway [ SOA ] and Southampton Central [ SOU ]. 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. Combined, these providers offer an average of 122 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 128 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, 14 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 108 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.