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Southampton Central is this bustling south-coast city's main station; it also houses South West Trains' head office and a British Transport Police station. Opened in 1895, and rebuilt in 1966, the station had a major £2.4 million further face-lift in 2009, drawing on art deco styling to welcome passengers from all over the country: London, Gatwick Airport, Cardiff, Manchester and Brighton. Arriving about 20 minutes' walk from the city centre, in Blechynden Terrace, visitors have just a short hop (or bus ride) into the thick of the action. In the Cultural Quarter, the interactive SeaCity Museum traces the city's Titanic heritage; in the charming Old Town, the Tudor House and Garden covers over 900 years of history and is Southampton's most important historic building, and the internationally renowned Southampton City Art Gallery is well worth a visit. The Town Quay, a key departure point for ferries to the Isle of Wight, is a short bus ride away from the station.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:40 - 20:45
Saturday 06:00 - 20:45
Sunday 06:30 - 20:45
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park - upside Premium-downside
Car parking spaces201
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£315.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces250
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Platform 1, platform 4 and car park

Cycle storage notes<p>There is partial CCTV coverage of the Cycle Storage Area.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Southampton Central is fully accessible to Wheelchair users 24 hours a day.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
The four-platform Southampton Central station is accessible from car parks on both sides of the tracks, leading to platform 1a and 4a, and each entrance has toilets, waiting room, ticket office and machines and a place to grab a snack or two. All the platforms are split into two sections, A at the east and B at the west, and each platform has luggage trolleys. A footbridge, accessed by stairs or lifts, connects all platforms.

Departures and arrivals from Southampton Central

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Southampton Central station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to RomseySouth Western Railway16:351On time
to SalisburySouth Western Railway16:373On time
to FrattonSouth Western Railway16:442On time
to Soton Town QuayRed Funnel16:45Scheduled
to BournemouthSouth Western Railway16:552On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from SalisburySouth Western Railway16:341On time
from RomseySouth Western Railway16:363On time
from Soton Town QuayRed Funnel16:37Scheduled
from FrattonSouth Western Railway16:382On time
from BournemouthSouth Western Railway16:472On time
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