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Southampton Central to London Waterloo by train

It takes an average of 1h 45m to travel from Southampton Central to London Waterloo by train, over a distance of around 70 miles (112 km). There are normally 64 trains per day travelling from Southampton Central to London Waterloo and tickets for this journey start from £9 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 16m
PriceFrom £9
Distance70 miles (112 km)
Frequency64 trains per day
First train03:52
Last train23:55
Departure stationSouthampton Central
Arrival stationLondon Waterloo
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsSouth Western Railway

Southampton Central to London Waterloo train times

Check out the next trains departing from Southampton Central to London Waterloo for Monday 21st June 2021 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
13:00 Exp. 13:02southampton central14:20 On timelondon waterlooPlat. 1 south western railway PeakGet tickets1h 20m, direct
13:30 On timesouthampton central14:49 On timelondon waterlooPlat. 1 south western railway PeakGet tickets1h 19m, direct
14:00 On timesouthampton central15:19 On timelondon waterlooPlat. 1 south western railway PeakGet tickets1h 19m, direct
14:15 On timesouthampton central15:49 On timelondon waterlooPlat. 1 crosscountry PeakGet tickets1h 34m, 1 change
14:30 On timesouthampton central15:52 On timelondon waterlooPlat. 1 south western railway PeakGet tickets1h 22m, direct
15:00 On timesouthampton central16:19 On timelondon waterlooPlat. 1 estimatedsouth western railway PeakGet tickets1h 19m, direct
15:30 On timesouthampton central16:49 On timelondon waterlooPlat. 1 estimatedsouth western railway PeakGet tickets1h 19m, direct
16:00 On timesouthampton central17:24 On timelondon waterlooPlat. 1 estimatedsouth western railway PeakGet tickets1h 24m, direct
16:30 On timesouthampton central17:56 On timelondon waterlooPlat. 1 estimatedsouth western railway PeakGet tickets1h 26m, direct
17:00 On timesouthampton central18:19 On timelondon waterlooPlat. 1 estimatedsouth western railway PeakGet tickets1h 19m, direct

Travelling by train from Southampton to London

The fastest trains from Southampton to London take just over an hour, and with more than 60 daily services to choose from your next trip to the bustling capital will be easier by train. It's nearly 80 miles from Southampton to London, so why bother with the hassle of driving? From the moment you arrive at Southampton Central station, you'll experience all the advantages of travelling by rail.

South Western Railway (SWR) operate trains from Southampton to London, and most journeys are direct. Even the slowest trains take just over two hours to reach London Waterloo, and the Old Vic Theatre, London Dungeon, Imperial War Museum, and Houses of Parliament are all just a couple of minutes' walk from the station. Whether you're taking the train from Southampton to London for business or pleasure, speedy direct services from SWR ensure maximum levels of comfort and ease.

Use the Journey Planner at the top of the page to plan your next jaunt to London today!

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Southampton Central and London Waterloo is 1 hour and 45 minutes, with around 64 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 Southampton Central and London Waterloo by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo is 1 hour and 16 minutes.

How much does the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo cost?

Train ticket prices from Southampton Central to London Waterloo can start from as little as £9 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 Southampton Central to London Waterloo?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Southampton Central to London Waterloo without having to change trains. There are 64 direct trains from Southampton Central 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 Southampton Central to London Waterloo leave?

The first train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo leaves at 03:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo leaves at 23:55. 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 Southampton Central and London Waterloo by train?

Trains travelling from Southampton Central to London Waterloo cover a distance of around 70 miles (112 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Southampton Central to London Waterloo

Train tickets from Southampton Central to London Waterloo start at £9 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, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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 Southampton Central 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.

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