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Christchurch to London Waterloo by train

It takes an average of 2h 16m to travel from Christchurch to London Waterloo by train, over a distance of around 90 miles (144 km). There are normally 26 trains per day travelling from Christchurch to London Waterloo and tickets for this journey start from £11.30 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 50m
PriceFrom £11.30
Distance90 miles (144 km)
Frequency26 trains per day
First train04:20
Last train22:20
Departure stationChristchurch
Arrival stationLondon Waterloo
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsSouth Western Railway

Christchurch to London Waterloo train times

Check out the next trains departing from Christchurch to London Waterloo for Tuesday 16th August 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:35 12:49 2h 14m, 1 change
11:30 13:20 1h 50m, direct
11:35 13:49 2h 14m, 1 change
12:30 14:20 1h 50m, direct
12:35 14:49 2h 14m, 1 change
13:30 15:20 1h 50m, direct
13:35 15:52 2h 17m, 1 change
14:30 16:20 1h 50m, direct
14:35 16:49 2h 14m, 1 change
15:30 17:24 1h 54m, direct

About the train journey from Christchurch to London Waterloo

Want to travel from Christchurch to London Waterloo by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Christchurch to London Waterloo usually takes 3 hours 5 minutes on average to travel 90 miles (144 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 1 hour 50 minutes. You can expect to find 26 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to London Waterloo, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. During your journey, you're likely to be travelling with South Western Railway, CrossCountry or Southern, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Christchurch to London Waterloo if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from £11.30. You can also travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends – or get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

If you want to know more about the journey, scroll up for timetables and live train times, or keep reading for tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Christchurch to London Waterloo? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Christchurch to London Waterloo take?

The average journey time by train between Christchurch and London Waterloo is 2 hours and 16 minutes, with around 26 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Christchurch and London Waterloo by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Christchurch to London Waterloo is 1 hour and 50 minutes.

How much does the train from Christchurch to London Waterloo cost?

Train ticket prices from Christchurch to London Waterloo can start from as little as £11.30 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Christchurch to London Waterloo?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Christchurch to London Waterloo without having to change trains. There are 26 direct trains from Christchurch to London Waterloo each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Christchurch to London Waterloo leave?

The first train from Christchurch to London Waterloo leaves at 04:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Christchurch to London Waterloo leave?

The last train from Christchurch to London Waterloo leaves at 22:20. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Christchurch and London Waterloo by train?

Trains travelling from Christchurch to London Waterloo cover a distance of around 90 miles (144 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London Waterloo to Christchurch.

Cheap train tickets from Christchurch to London Waterloo

Train tickets from Christchurch to London Waterloo start at £11.30 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Christchurch to London Waterloo is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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