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London to Southampton by train

It takes an average of 1h 55m to travel from London to Southampton by train, over a distance of around 69 miles (111 km). There are normally 134 trains per day travelling from London to Southampton and tickets for this journey start from £7 when you book in advance.

First train

04:30

Last train

01:05

Departure station

London

Arrival station

Southampton

Journey time

From 1h 5m

Distance

69 miles (111 km)

Frequency

134 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £7

Train operators

South Western Railway, Southern

London to Southampton train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Southampton for Thursday 18th April 2024 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.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
05:30 london waterloo07:00 southampton centralPlat. 9 estimatedsouth western railway PeakGet tickets1h 30m, direct
05:54 london victoria08:52 southampton centralPlat. 14 estimatedsouthern PeakGet tickets2h 58m, direct
06:30 london waterloo07:57 southampton centralPlat. 9 estimatedsouth western railway PeakGet tickets1h 27m, direct
07:03 london waterloo08:25 southampton centralPlat. 8 estimatedsouth western railway PeakGet tickets1h 22m, direct
07:15 london waterloo09:47 southampton centralPlat. 14 estimatedsouth western railway PeakGet tickets2h 32m, direct

Taking the train from London to Southampton in 1 hour 5 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from London to Southampton? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 1 hour 55 minutes to travel the 69 miles (111 km) from London to Southampton by train, although you can get there in as little as 1 hour 5 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 134 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. During your journey, you'll either be travelling with South Western Railway or Southern, as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Book train tickets from London to Southampton in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from £7.00. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices in our Journey Planner, for example when you travel at Off-Peak times or use a Railcard.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Southampton by train, or check our timetable above to view live train times.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London to Southampton? 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 London to Southampton take?

The average journey time by train between London and Southampton is 1 hour and 55 minutes, with around 134 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 London and Southampton by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Southampton is 1 hour and 5 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Southampton cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Southampton can start from as little as £7 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 London to Southampton?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Southampton without having to change trains. There are 134 direct trains from London to Southampton each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from London to Southampton leave?

The first train from London to Southampton leaves at 04:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London to Southampton leave?

The last train from London to Southampton leaves at 01:05. 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 London and Southampton by train?

Trains travelling from London to Southampton cover a distance of around 69 miles (111 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Southampton to London. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from London to Southampton.

Cheap train tickets from London to Southampton

Train tickets from London to Southampton start at £7 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 London to Southampton 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.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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