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Trains to Southampton Central

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

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:40 - 20:45
    Saturday 06:00 - 20:45
    Sunday 06:30 - 20:45
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available :


  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer Service Notes :

    Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650

  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • ATM available :


  • 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 name : Station Car Park - upside Premium-downside
  • Car parking spaces : 201
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£315.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 250
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location :

    Platform 1, platform 4 and car park

  • Cycle storage notes :

    There is partial CCTV coverage of the Cycle Storage Area.


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

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

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
Trains to Southampton Central


Blechynden Terrace, Southampton, SO15 1AL
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:40 - 20:45
Saturday 06:00 - 20:45
Sunday 06:30 - 20:45

Southampton Central Live Departures


The lifts between platforms 2&3 and the entry/exit are out of service.


Southampton Central

South Western Railway

Plat. 2

On time

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