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Introducing Southern Rail

Southern Railway services link the south coast of England with London city, with main terminals including Victoria, Charing Cross, and Waterloo. Southern passengers include those travelling to and from Brighton, Southampton and Portsmouth, providing key rail links between these major coastal regions.

Southern Railway timetables, ticket prices, and travel information can all be found here with our journey planner, as well as more on destinations within the rail network and things to do while there.

Why not plan ahead by checking out our Southern Rail train times page.

Peak Hour

Peak Hours

Trains that arrive into London or Brighton between 07:00 and 10:00 am and leaving between 16:00 and 19:00 pm.

Contact Information

Contact Information

Customer relations: 03451 272920

Twitter Customer Help: @SouthernRailUK

Cycle Policy

Cycle Policy

Non-Folding bikes cannot be taken on any train during peak hours.



Southern Rail trains do not currently have WiFi services, however, most stations do have connections.

First Class

First Class

The majority of Southern trains have a First Class service.

Lost Property

Lost Property

Complete an online application form on Southern Railway’s website for more assistance.

Trains to London

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 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.

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Trains to London

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Trains to Brighton


Trains to Portsmouth


Trains to Chichester

Port Bay Southampton

Southern Train destinations

If you are looking for a trip to the beach and some fresh air, Southern trains can provide you that opportunity. Trains to Brighton, Portsmouth and Southampton Central run frequently from London, and with quick travel times, they are ideal for day or weekend breaks. Using the coastal railway lines, you can grab an ice cream along Brighton Pier, go shopping in Southampton or look at the beautiful Portsmouth Harbour. With cheap train tickets when booked in advance, it has never been easier to take visit these coastal towns.

Southern Railway also provides the Gatwick Express, linking both Londoners and those living by the coast a quick and easy way to travel to Gatwick Airport. Gatwick is a major stop on all Southern Lines to and from London, with trains running at least once an hour, making journey times faster and more flexible, at half the cost of long term parking.

About Southern

Southern Rail has continued to provide links for the whole of the South Central rail network. Southern have pledged to make improvements to Brighton station, as well as Haywards Heath and Three Bridges. Furthermore, they have introduced an hourly service between Southampton and Brighton, increasing the travel between the coastal towns at a faster speed.


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