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If you're after cheap Southern Railway train tickets, look no further. At Trainline, we'll show you where the Southern Rail can take you and how to book the best value fares for your journey. To find Southern Railway train tickets, simply start a search above, and we'll show you the best available journey times and prices. Wherever you’re going with Southern Railway, start your trip with us.

Southern Railway routes

Unsure about where to start your adventure? Have a look at these great route ideas to get you dreaming about your next train trip with Southern RailwayAnd why not plan ahead by checking out our Southern Railway train times page? 

How to get cheap Southern Railway 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 even highlight the cheapest prices!

Southern Railway trains to London

Whether you're travelling for work, leisure or a bit of both, TransPennine Express' First Class option offers the best in comfort and style.

Southern Railway trains provide excellent transport links into the city from the south coast. Whether you are commuting for work or to see the sights, there are several London stations to travel to, depending on which line you are on.

Southern provides services to London Victoria, Waterloo, Charing Cross and London Bridge among other, giving passengers the opportunity to move around the city at ease, perfect for planning day trips. During peak times, trains from Brighton to Victoria take less than 90 minutes, using the Gatwick Express route, giving passengers a comfortable and quick journey into the city.

Once in London, there are plenty of attractions to see and visit to make your day trip memorable. A ride on the London Eye to take in the views is a must, or a family trip to the London Dungeon or catching a show in the West End are all popular choices. Some of these attractions can also be cheaper, using the London 2 for 1 train ticket promotion.

Discover Mobile Tickets 

Enjoy smoother Southern 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 Southern Railway journeys, so be sure to select this option when you book.

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Southern Railway destinations

Need a bit of information ahead of your next trip? Check out these popular Southern Railway destinations for travel details and nearby attractions.  

Good to know

Travelling with Southern Railway? Find out everything you need to know about peak times, bicycles and other onboard Southern Railway facilities here.

good to know

Yes, there are First Class services on most Southern Railway journeys.

There is complimentary WiFi available on most of Southern Railway’s Class 377 trains. These are marked with a blue WiFi logo on the door to every carriage. Class 377 trains operate across all the Southern Railway’s routes apart from London Bridge to Uckfield and Brighton to Ashford International.

You can take a bike on all Southern Railway trains except during peak hours.

Peak hours apply to all trains that arrive into London or Brighton between 07:00 and 10:00, and to those departing from the same destinations between 16:00 and 19:00.

Contact information

Got a query about your Southern 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 +(44) 333 202 2222.

Delays, lost property and onboard services

If you would like more information regarding Southern Railway train times, lost property or onboard facilities, then please call Southern Railway on +(44) 345 127 2920.