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  1. on time
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1
    20:30
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1
    21:08
    Basingstoke
    Platform 3
    21:30
    Basingstoke
    Platform 5
    21:56
    Reading
    Platform 8B
    on time
    Reading
    Platform 8B
    1 change
    Off Peak
  2. on time
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Reading
    Platform 8B estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  3. Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    05:55
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    06:35
    Basingstoke
    Platform 3 estimated
    07:03
    Basingstoke
    Platform 5 estimated
    07:28
    Reading
    Platform 2 estimated
    Reading
    Platform 2 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  4. Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    06:30
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    07:08
    Basingstoke
    Platform 3 estimated
    07:21
    Basingstoke
    Platform 5 estimated
    07:47
    Reading
    Platform 2 estimated
    Reading
    Platform 2 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  5. on time
    Southampton Central
    Platform 2B estimated
    on time
    Reading
    Platform 8 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  6. Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    07:28
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    08:03
    Basingstoke
    Platform 3 estimated
    08:08
    Basingstoke
    Platform 5 estimated
    08:34
    Reading
    Platform 2 estimated
    Reading
    Platform 2 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  7. Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    Reading
    Platform 8B estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  8. Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    09:00
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    09:34
    Basingstoke
    Platform 3 estimated
    09:54
    Basingstoke
    Platform 5 estimated
    10:19
    Reading
    Platform 2 estimated
    Reading
    Platform 2 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  9. Southampton Central
    Platform 2A estimated
    09:26
    Southampton Central
    Platform 2A estimated
    09:38
    Eastleigh
    Platform 2 estimated
    09:48
    Eastleigh
    Platform 2 estimated
    10:18
    Basingstoke
    Platform 3 estimated
    10:26
    Basingstoke
    Platform 5 estimated
    10:55
    Reading
    Platform 2 estimated
    Reading
    Platform 2 estimated
    2 changes
    Off Peak
  10. Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    Reading
    Platform 8B estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak

Journey information from Southampton Central to Reading

  • Train Fares from: £5
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct
  • How long does it take to travel from Southampton Central to Reading by train?

    The average journey time between Southampton Central and Reading is . On an average weekday, there are 23 trains travelling from Southampton Central to Reading. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from Southampton Central to Reading by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Southampton Central to Reading cost?

    Train tickets from Southampton Central to Reading can start from as little as £5 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from Southampton Central to Reading?

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

    Direct
  • What is the distance between Southampton Central and Reading?

    The distance between Southampton Central and Reading is 43 miles.

    Distance: 43 miles
  • What time is the first train from Southampton Central to Reading?

    The first train from Southampton Central to Reading departs at .

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

    The last train from Southampton Central to Reading departs at .

    First train
    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.

Southampton Central to Reading timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Southampton Central to Reading for Monday 18th Jan 2021. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
20:3021:561h 26m, 1 change
05:1506:0550m, direct
05:5507:281h 33m, 1 change
06:3007:471h 17m, 1 change
07:1508:0954m, direct
07:2808:341h 6m, 1 change
08:1209:0553m, direct
09:0010:191h 19m, 1 change
09:2610:551h 29m, 2 changes
10:1711:0649m, direct

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

How to find cheap train tickets from Southampton Central to Reading

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**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.
Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.