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  1. expected to depart at 
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1
    expected to arrive at 
    London Waterloo
    Platform 7 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  2. on time
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    05:15
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    06:05
    Reading
    Platform 8B estimated
    06:15
    Reading
    Platform 11 estimated
    06:38
    London Paddington
    Platform 9 estimated
    London Paddington
    Platform 9 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  3. on time
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    expected to arrive at 
    London Waterloo
    Platform 9 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  4. on time
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    05:55
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    06:54
    Woking
    Platform 2 estimated
    07:04
    Woking
    Platform 2 estimated
    07:34
    London Waterloo
    Platform 13 estimated
    London Waterloo
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  5. on time
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    06:16
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    07:06
    Reading
    Platform 13B estimated
    07:16
    Reading
    Platform 11 estimated
    07:42
    London Paddington
    Platform 14 estimated
    London Paddington
    Platform 14 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  6. on time
    Southampton Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    expected to arrive at 
    London Waterloo
    Platform 14 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  7. Southampton Central
    Platform 4 estimated
    London Victoria
    Platform 19 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak

Journey information from Southampton to London

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

    The average journey time between Southampton and London is . On an average weekday, there are 175 trains travelling from Southampton to London. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

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

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Southampton to London cost?

    Train tickets from Southampton to London 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 to London?

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

    Direct
  • What is the distance between Southampton and London?

    The distance between Southampton and London is 69 miles.

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

    The first train from Southampton to London departs at .

    What time is the last train from Southampton to London?

    The last train from Southampton to London 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 to London timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Southampton to London for Wednesday 29th Jan 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
21:3022:491h 19m, direct
05:1506:381h 23m, 1 change
05:5507:241h 29m, direct
05:5507:341h 39m, 1 change
06:1607:421h 26m, 1 change
06:3007:481h 18m, direct
06:3609:102h 34m, direct

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

Looking for other travel options? We also sell National Express coach tickets across the UK. Check out times and tickets for Southampton to London by bus.

How to find cheap train tickets from Southampton to London

Did you know that most train companies in the UK increase their prices as the departure date approaches? Our aim is to help you save – we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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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.