Considering taking the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo? Look no further!
Usually, the train from Southampton to London takes around 1h 45m, but can take just 1h 16m on the fastest services. On this route, there are around 64 trains running every day. Also, there’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available between the two stations.
When taking the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo, you’ll be travelling with South Western Railway. Sit back, relax and enjoy South Western Railway’s onboard services, including free WiFi, a catering service and quiet zones.
If you want to book the cheapest fares, take the train at an Off-Peak time – train tickets are usually cheaper when you travel Off-Peak compared to taking the train at Peak times. To save even more money, consider getting a Railcard – you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.
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The average journey time by train between Southampton Central and London Waterloo is 1 hour and 43 minutes, with around 49 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 Southampton Central to London Waterloo is 1 hour and 17 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Southampton Central to London Waterloo 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 Southampton Central to London Waterloo without having to change trains. There are 49 direct trains from Southampton Central to London Waterloo each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo leaves at 03:49. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo leaves at 23:00. 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 Southampton Central to London Waterloo 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 Southampton Central to London Waterloo is right for you.
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.
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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.