It takes an average of 1h 58m to travel from Southampton to London by train, over a distance of around 69 miles (111 km). There are normally 129 trains per day traveling from Southampton to London and tickets for this journey start from $7.97 when you book in advance.
From 1h 6m
69 miles (111 km)
129 trains per day
Direct trains available
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Generally, the train journey from Southampton to London takes around 2 hours and 6 minutes, although the fastest services can take you there in just 1 hour and 9 minutes. With around 117 direct services traveling the 69 miles from Southampton to London, you don’t need to worry about making any changes along the way.
On this route, there are two train operators to choose from – South Western Railway and Southern. With both, you’ll jump on a train at Southampton Central station and enjoy onboard amenities such as comfortable seating, luggage storage and free WiFi on most services. If you’re traveling with South Western Railway, your train will arrive at London Waterloo Station, whereas if you’re on a Southern service, you’ll arrive at London Victoria station.
From both stations, you’re situated close to some of London’s most iconic landmarks. Unsure where to begin? Find inspiration in our guide to the 14 best things to do in London, including a visit to Trafalgar Square and Kensington Palace.
If you want to book the cheapest train tickets, try traveling during Off-Peak times – outside of morning/evening rush hours between Monday and Friday. Also, keep your eye out for Advance ticket, they are usually released 12 weeks prior to the departure date and tend to be cheaper than purchasing on the day of travel.
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If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Southampton to London is right for you.
National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.
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