If you want to know more about the journey from London Waterloo to Southampton Central by train, look no further!
The average journey time from London Waterloo to Southampton Central by train is 2 hours 20 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 1 hour 13 minutes. You'll usually find 44 trains per day travelling the 70 miles (112 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Southampton Central. You'll be travelling with Great Western Railway, South Western Railway or CrossCountry on your way to Southampton Central, as these are the main rail operators on this route.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from London Waterloo to Southampton Central start from £9.20 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard are also great ways to save.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Southampton Central, including FAQs, and tips on booking cheap train tickets. Check the timetable above for live train times or if you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
The average journey time by train between London Waterloo and Southampton Central is 1 hour and 42 minutes, with around 44 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.
The fastest journey time by train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central is 1 hour and 13 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London Waterloo to Southampton Central can start from as little as £9.20 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London Waterloo to Southampton Central without having to change trains. There are 44 direct trains from London Waterloo to Southampton Central each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central leaves at 04:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central 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.
Trains travelling from London Waterloo to Southampton Central cover a distance of around 70 miles (112 km) during the journey.
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 Waterloo to Southampton Central is right for you.
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