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Southampton Central to London

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  1. on time
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1
    on time
    London Waterloo
    Platform 8
    0 changes
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  2. on time
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1A
    05:15
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1A
    06:05
    Reading
    Platform 3 estimated
    06:15
    Reading
    Platform 13 estimated
    06:45
    London Paddington
    Platform 8 estimated
    London Paddington
    Platform 8 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  3. on time
    Southampton Central
    Platform 3B
    on time
    London Waterloo
    Platform 10
    0 changes
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  4. on time
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1
    on time
    London Waterloo
    Platform 11
    0 changes
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  5. on time
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    06:15
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    06:46
    Basingstoke
    Platform 4 estimated
    06:51
    Basingstoke
    Platform 3
    07:40
    London Waterloo
    Platform 7
    on time
    London Waterloo
    Platform 7
    1 change
    Peak
  6. Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    London Waterloo
    Platform 13 estimated
    0 changes
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  7. Southampton Central
    Platform 3A estimated
    06:33
    Southampton Central
    Platform 3A estimated
    06:48
    Eastleigh
    Platform 1 estimated
    06:55
    Eastleigh
    Platform 1 estimated
    08:08
    London Waterloo
    Platform 12 estimated
    London Waterloo
    Platform 12 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  8. Southampton Central
    Platform 4 estimated
    London Victoria
    Platform 19 estimated
    0 changes
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  9. Southampton Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    London Waterloo
    Platform 13 estimated
    0 changes
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  10. Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    London Waterloo
    Platform 11 estimated
    0 changes
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Journey information from Southampton Central to London

  • Train Fares from: £5
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  • Changes: Direct
  • How long does it take to travel from Southampton Central to London by train?

    The average journey time between Southampton Central and London is . The fastest journey time is . On an average weekday, there are 72 trains per day travelling from Southampton Central to London. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

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  • Are there direct trains from Southampton Central to London?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from Southampton Central to London without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Southampton Central to London.

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  • What is the distance between Southampton Central and London?

    The distance between Southampton Central and London is 69 miles.

    Distance: 69 miles
  • What time is the first train from Southampton Central to London?

    The first train from Southampton Central to London departs at .

    What time is the last train from Southampton Central to London?

    The last train from Southampton Central to London departs at .

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    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

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