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Each fare is the lowest adult economy ticket fare found by our customers on Trainline. Fares booked further in advance than the dates displayed may be cheaper. Prices are updated daily, subject to change and indicative of price last update. Limited availability. Discount cards and coach journeys excluded, prices exclusive of booking fee.

Southampton to London by train

It takes an average of 1h 56m to travel from Southampton to London by train, over a distance of around 69 miles (111 km). There are normally 130 trains per day travelling from Southampton to London and tickets for this journey start from £7 when you book in advance.

First train

03:49

Last train

23:08

Departure station

Southampton

Arrival station

London

Journey time

From 1h 6m

Distance

69 miles (111 km)

Frequency

130 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £7

Train operators

South Western Railway, Southern

Travelling from Southampton to London by train

Planning to travel from Southampton to London by train? You’ve come to the right place!

The train from Southampton to London usually takes around 2h 4m but can take just 1h 9m on the fastest South Western Railway or Southern services, with around 108 trains running on this popular route every day. Once you're on board, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes along the way.

To snap up the cheapest fares, book an Off-Peak time – tickets are usually cheaper when you travel Off-Peak compared to taking the train at Peak times. If you want to save even more, why not get a Railcard? You’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page and we’ll highlight the cheapest prices for you.

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Ready to book your train tickets from Southampton to London? Start your search with us today. Keep reading for more information about your train journey, including FAQs and tips on booking cheap train tickets, or view our timetable to check if trains are running from Southampton to London.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Southampton and London is 1 hour and 56 minutes, with around 130 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 and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Southampton to London is 1 hour and 6 minutes.

How much does the train from Southampton to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Southampton to London can start from as little as £7 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 to London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Southampton to London without having to change trains. There are 130 direct trains from Southampton to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Southampton to London leave?

The first train from Southampton to London leaves at 03:49. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Southampton to London leaves at 23:08. 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 and London by train?

Trains travelling from Southampton to London cover a distance of around 69 miles (111 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Southampton. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Southampton to London.

Cheap train tickets from Southampton to London

Train tickets from Southampton to London start at £7 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.

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 to London 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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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

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