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Stansted Airport to Southampton by train

It takes an average of 3h 23m to travel from Stansted Airport to Southampton by train, over a distance of around 99 miles (159 km). There are normally 62 trains per day traveling from Stansted Airport to Southampton and tickets for this journey start from $26.79 when you book in advance.

First train

04:30

Last train

23:14

Departure station

Stansted Airport

Arrival station

Southampton

Journey time

From 2h 49m

Distance

99 miles (159 km)

Frequency

62 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Price

From $26.79

Train operators

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, Greater Anglia, Thameslink, Southern

Travel from Stansted Airport to Southampton by train in 2 hours 49 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Stansted Airport to Southampton by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Stansted Airport to Southampton by train is 3 hours 23 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 2 hours 49 minutes. You'll usually find 62 trains per day traveling the 159 km between these two destinations. You'll need to make 2 changes along the way as there are no direct services to Southampton.

Book train tickets from Stansted Airport to Southampton in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $26.79. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

FAQs for Stansted Airport to Southampton

Want to know more about your journey from Stansted Airport 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 Stansted Airport to Southampton take?

The average journey time by train between Stansted Airport and Southampton is 3 hours and 23 minutes, with around 62 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 Stansted Airport and Southampton by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Stansted Airport to Southampton is 2 hours and 49 minutes.

How much does the train from Stansted Airport to Southampton cost?

Train tickets from Stansted Airport to Southampton can start from as little as $26.79 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Stansted Airport to Southampton?

No, there are no direct train services from Stansted Airport to Southampton. Travelling from Stansted Airport to Southampton by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Stansted Airport to Southampton leave?

The first train from Stansted Airport to Southampton leaves at 04:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Stansted Airport to Southampton leave?

The last train from Stansted Airport to Southampton leaves at 23:14. 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 Stansted Airport and Southampton by train?

Trains travelling from Stansted Airport to Southampton cover a distance of around 99 miles (159 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Stansted Airport to Southampton

Train tickets from Stansted Airport to Southampton start at $26.79 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

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Consider a Season Ticket

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 Stansted Airport to Southampton is right for you.

Use your Railcard

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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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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