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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.

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!

Discover Mobile Tickets 

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.

Learn more about Mobile Tickets and etickets.

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 First Class in the UK.

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.

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.

Contact Information

Got a query about your South Western Railway journey? Get in touch either online or on the telephone.

Ticket enquiries and refunds

You might find an answer to your query in our help section. For all enquiries about your booking, do not hesitate to contact us on 033 202 2222.

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.