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London to Southampton by train

The journey from London to Southampton by train is 70.77 mi and takes 1 hr 32 mins. There are 28 connections per day, with the first departure at 00:10 and the last at 18:38. It is possible to travel from London to Southampton by train for as little as £10.12 or as much as £60.79. The best price for this journey is £10.12.

Lowest Price£10.12
Journey Duration1 hr 32 mins
Connection per Day28
Lowest Price£10.12
Highest Price£60.79
First Departure00:10
Last Departure18:38
Distance70.77 mi
DepartureLondon
ArrivalSouthampton
CarriersCrossCountry, Great Western Railway

London to Southampton Train Times

Departure date
Saturday, 15 Jun 2024

Quick and easy travel from London to Southampton with Virail

Planning to travel from London 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 does it cost to get from London to Southampton by train?

The prices for train tickets from London to Southampton vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from London to Southampton will cost £10.12. The average train ticket price is approximately £42.37. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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On average, a train ticket from London to Southampton will cost you £42.37. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long does it take to get from London to Southampton by train?

The distance between London and Southampton is approximately 70.77 mi. In general, it will take you about 1 hr 32 mins to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The journey from London to Southampton covers a distance of 70.77 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 1 hr 32 mins. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 1 hr 13 mins. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from London to Southampton faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

Which stations can I use on the London to Southampton route?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between London and Southampton. You can start your journey in London at stations such as London St. Pancras International,Waterloo Rue de la Station 220,London, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5,London, Marble Arch,LONDON,London, Premier Inn Heathrow Terminal 5,London waterloo east,London Stansted Airport,London bridge,London City Airport, LCY,Gatwick Airport,Luton Airport (LTN),London Euston,London Southend Airport,London paddington,London Heathrow Airport T3,London, Stratford,London, Victoria Coach Station,Southend airport. These connect to stations including Southampton Airport,Southampton, West Park Rd.,Southampton, Queensway,Southampton-University of Southampton in Southampton. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from London to Southampton.

How many times a day do departures from London leave for Southampton?

On average, there are 28 daily departures from London to Southampton. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 15 departures from London which travel directly to Southampton. There are 13 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from London to Southampton. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from London to Southampton
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from London to Southampton.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from London to Southampton, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from London to Southampton.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around £9.65 to £42.78 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 77% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from London to Southampton

The cheapest London - Southampton train tickets can be found for as low as £21.54 if you’re lucky, or £25.94 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £32.27.

Find the best day to travel to Southampton by train

When travelling to Southampton by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Great Western Railway (GWR) is a British railway company that operates passenger services between London and the southwest of England, as well as parts of Wales. It was founded in 1833 and was originally known as the Great Western Railway Company. GWR is now owned by FirstGroup. The company is known for its iconic green livery and its historic steam locomotives, including the famous Flying Scotsman.

Services on board Great Western Railway and South Western Railway from London to Southampton
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London to Southampton CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
7.97kg
Bus
8.54kg
Flight
22.78kg
Car
18.22kg
What are the CO2 emissions from London to Southampton by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between London and Southampton are 7.97kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between London and Southampton? By taking the train between London and Southampton you will save 14.81kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.57kg compared to a bus and 10.25kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from London to Southampton?
A train ticket from London to Southampton is £42.37. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £10.12.
What's the cheapest train ticket from London to Southampton?
The cheapest ticket you can get from London to Southampton is £10.12. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between London and Southampton by train?
London to Southampton is 70.77 mi.
How long does the train between London and Southampton take?
London to Southampton is on average 1 hr 32 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 13 mins.
Which companies operate from London to Southampton?
The train journey from London to Southampton is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: CrossCountry, Great Western Railway and South Western Railway.
How many train connections per day go from London to Southampton?
London to Southampton has 28 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from London to Southampton leave?
The earliest train from London to Southampton departs at 00:10. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from London to Southampton depart?
The latest train from London to Southampton departs at 18:38. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from London to Southampton in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is £10.12 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from London to Southampton?
There are on average 15 direct connection(s) from London to go to Southampton.
What's the fastest journey time between London to Southampton by train?
The fastest journey time by train between London and Southampton is 1 hr 13 mins.
Is there a direct train from London to Southampton?
Yes, there is a direct train between London and Southampton.
What are the CO2 emissions for London to Southampton by train?
The train journey from London to Southampton creates 7.97kg of CO2 emissions.

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