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.

South Western Railway Map

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.

South Western Railway also controls operation of the Island Line on the Isle of Wight, and you can get to the Island Line by booking train and ferry tickets with us!

Top South Western Railway destinations

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.

How to get cheap South Western Railway train tickets

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!

Buy South Western Railway Flexi Season tickets with us

Heading into the office less and want to save money on commuting to work? You can buy digital Flexi Season tickets for South Western Railway 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. Why not find out more about digital train Season tickets or check out our commuter train ticket guide to see which ticket type is best for you.

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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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South Western Railway First Class

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.

Find out more about travelling in South Western Railway First Class and First Class train tickets in the UK.

Taking your bike on South Western Railway trains

Planning a day out on your bike? Or cycling as part of your commute to work? You’re in luck. Taking bikes on trains in the UK is completely free.

There are some restrictions on when you can and can't take your full-sized bike on SWR trains, including:

  • London Waterloo: No full-sized bikes allowed on trains arriving between 07:15 and 10:00, or departing between 16:45 and 19:00 Monday to Friday.
  • Stations between Clapham Junction and Feltham or Strawberry Hill, and on the Hounslow loop: No full-sized bikes allowed on trains departing Clapham Junction between 07:45 and 09:00
  • Stations between Guildford and Ascot: Full-sized bikes allowed at any time

You'll need to make a bike reservation if you're travelling on a South Western Railway service between London Waterloo and Salisbury or Exeter.

If you’re taking a fold-up bike on board there’s no need for a reservation, but you must be able to carry the bike onto the train and fit it in the luggage rack.

Find out more about taking bikes on trains in the UK.

South Western Railway Delay Repay

Did you know you can claim Delay Repay if your South Western Railway train was delayed by 15 minutes or more? Check out our dedicated page to Delay Repay for more details.

Good to know

Travelling with South Western Railway? Find out everything you need to know about luggage allowance and other onboard South Western Railway train facilities here.

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Delays, lost property and onboard services

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.

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