Formerly known as South West Trains until 2017, if you're after cheap South Western Railway train tickets, look no further. At Trainline, we'll show you where South Western Railway trains can take you and how to book great-value fares for your journey.
To find South Western Railway train tickets, simply start a search above, and we'll show you our best available journey times and prices. Wherever you’re going with South Western Railway, start your trip with us.
For more information about accessibility on South Western Railway services, check out our Accessible Travel guide.
Unsure about where to start your journey? Use our South Western Railway train map to plan out where you want to go.
From their main hub at London Waterloo, South Western Railway take customers to a plethora of exciting locations. From Reading to seaside locales like Bournemouth and Southampton, these trains operate on incredibly important and popular lines throughout the year.
Need a bit of info ahead of your next trip? Check out these popular South Western Railway destinations for travel details and nearby attractions. And why not plan ahead by checking out our South Western Railway train times page.
If you're after cheap UK train tickets, check out the hints below and see how you could bag yourself a bargain. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices whenever you search for a ticket!
South Western Railway train tickets usually go on sale 3 months before the date of travel. Look out for Advance tickets, as these tend to be cheaper when they're first released. Be quick though, as they sell out on busier routes.
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When travelling by train in the UK, you can benefit from reduced fares by choosing times of day that are less busy. When searching for South Western Railway tickets with us, we'll display all available tickets and options, highlighting the cheapest ones.
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Our clever little Price Prediction tool will peek into the future and let you know when South Western Railway ticket prices are about to rise – meaning you'll never miss out on the best value fares. Beat the rush and save on price too. (Currently available in the UK app only)
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If you travel on the same route more than three times a week, then an SWR Season Ticket could help you to save both valuable time and money. Not only that, they're available in a number of flexible options to suit different time frames.
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They're types of train discount cards you can buy for £30 for unlimited use. You can get up to a 1/3 off the price of Off-Peak train tickets when using a Railcard. From kids to elderly people, there are great discounts out there to be had.
GroupSave is a concession that allows any group of 3 - 9 passengers travelling together up to a 34% discount on Off-Peak tickets on selected routes.
Great for groups of friends, you can find this option in the Railcard drop-down menu when booking your train tickets.
Heading into the office less and want to save money on commuting to work? You can buy digital Flexi Season Tickets for routes in our app. Travelling with a Flexi Season Ticket on eligible routes can be cheaper than buying a single or return ticket, plus it provides you with more flexibility than a normal Season Ticket.
Enjoy smoother South Western Railway journeys – go straight to the train when you use tickets on your phone. 94% of our customers wouldn't use anything else! Mobile Tickets will get sent directly to your Trainline app and etickets can be opened on your phone as a PDF. Both let you skip the queues at the ticket machine and breeze straight through the gates using your phone. They’re available on most South Western Railway journeys, so be sure to select this option when you book.
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Whether you’re travelling for work, leisure or a bit of both, South Western Railway’s First Class option offers a good level of comfort.
Travelling in First Class with South Western Railway is a great way to kick back and cruise in style, with many of the trains arriving at or departing from London Waterloo featuring First Class carriages.
So, what do you get when you upgrade to First Class? South Western Railway offers slightly more comfortable seats and more places to work while onboard, including tables and pull-down tables. On trains from Axminster, Bournemouth and Portsmouth Harbour to London Waterloo (and vice versa) that arrive before 10:00 on Monday to Friday, First Class passengers will be treated to a complimentary hot drink and a biscuit from the trolley service.
Travelling with South Western Railway? Find out everything you need to know about luggage allowance and other onboard South Western Railway train facilities here.
Like most trains on the national network, you’re allowed to bring up to two large items like suitcases along with one smaller piece of hand luggage, but please be aware that it may be difficult to carry lots of luggage onboard during peak hours.
WiFi is free for both First Class and Standard passengers.
Folded bicycles are preferred on South Western Railway trains, but please be aware that Peak trains will be busier and will feature less space.
At Off-Peak times, non-folded bicycles are allowed on-board. Please check with South Western Railway for further restriction details.
From Monday to Friday, peak times run from 04:30 to 09:59 for any trains travelling through stations in London’s zones 1-6.
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If you would like more information regarding South Western Railway train times, lost property or onboard facilities, then please call South Western Railway on +(44)345 600 0650.