Want to find out more about taking the train from Southampton to London? Look no further.
The train from Southampton to London usually takes around 2h 7m but can take just 1h 8m on the fastest South Western Railway or Southern services, with around 144 trains running on this popular route per day. Once you're on board, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes along the way.
Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you travel Off-Peak or get a Railcard.
Keep reading for more information about your train journey, including FAQs and tips on booking cheap train tickets. Have a look at our timetable to check if trains are running from Southampton to London and start a search for tickets with us today.
The average journey time by train between Southampton and London is 2 hours and 4 minutes, with around 108 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 to London is 1 hour and 9 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Southampton to London can start from as little as £5.50 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 to London without having to change trains. There are 108 direct trains from Southampton to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Southampton to London leaves at 03:49. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Southampton to London cover a distance of around 69 miles (111 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 to London 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.