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Poole to Southampton by train

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Journey time

From 44m


28 miles (46 km)


159 trains per day


Direct trains available

Train operators

South Western Railway

Traveling from Poole to Southampton by train

Looking to travel from Poole to Southampton by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 1 hour 2 minutes to travel from Poole to Southampton by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 44 minutes though. You'll usually find 159 trains per day running along the 46 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Southampton.

Plan your trip ahead and book your train tickets in advance if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Just start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices for trains from Poole to Southampton.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Southampton by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

FAQs for Poole to Southampton

Want to know more about your journey from Poole to Southampton? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Poole to Southampton take?

The average journey time by train between Poole and Southampton is 1 hour and 2 minutes, with around 159 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Poole and Southampton by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Poole to Southampton is 44 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Poole to Southampton?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Poole to Southampton without having to change trains. There are 159 direct trains from Poole to Southampton each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Poole to Southampton leave?

The first train from Poole to Southampton leaves at 03:57. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Poole to Southampton leave?

The last train from Poole to Southampton leaves at 22:54. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Poole and Southampton by train?

Trains travelling from Poole to Southampton cover a distance of around 28 miles (46 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Southampton to Poole.

Cheap train tickets from Poole to Southampton

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