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London to Southampton Train Information

Avg. Train Duration1h 19m
Trains arrive inSouthampton
Trains depart fromLondon
Train Ticket Price£ 33.48
Distance112 km
Train Companies
  • South West Trains

Quick Guide: Trains from London to Southampton

Average Price: £28
Trains per day: ~ 96
Changes: 0-1
Average Time: 1h21
Fastest Route: 1h14
Slowest Route: 2h58

Trains from London to Southampton quite frequently throughout the day from London, with trains only not running for a few hours in the very early morning. Trains to Southampton leave from London Waterloo, which is the busiest station in London, as well as London Victoria station. The majority of departures are direct services between London and Southampton, but a few journeys may require a change at Basingstoke. South West trains are the main service provider across this route, however a limited number of trains are also offered by CrossCountry. As this rail connection is a popular one, service schedules generally remain constant throughout the week and weekend, however pre-booking tickets before taking the train is still always best as a ticket must be purchased before boarding.


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Local Time 05:14
£ Sterling Pounds
Population 246,200
Region South East England
Languages English

How expensive is Southampton?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Southampton costs 9.5% less than in London.


Prices in Southampton are on average 12% lower than in London.

Public Transport

Public transport in Southampton costs around 28.8% less than in London.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Southampton is about 41.8% less expensive than in London.

Taking the Train from London

The majority of trains from London to Southampton depart from London Waterloo station. Waterloo is the city and the country’s busiest railway station in terms of passenger numbers, seeing over 90 million travellers passing through annually. The station is located in central London on the South Bank, which also is home to the National Theatre and London Eye. The station is connected to Transport for London services via bus and underground, as it is a stop on the Northern (Charing Cross Branch), Bakerloo and Jubilee Lines. A major transportation hub for the capital, taxis can easily bring you to the station as a well as a large number of night buses stop here when the Tube is not running. The other station where passengers can catch trains to Southampton is London Victoria Station. Located in the west of Central London, this station has transport connections to Victoria Bus Station, Victoria Coach Station, and the London Underground on the Victoria, District and Circle Lines.

Getting into Southampton by Train

Southampton is located on the South coast of the country and is an important harbour town that boasts a beautiful coastline as well. Trains arriving to Southampton from London will do so into Southampton Central Station. Located just north of the harbour where ferry connections are available, the station is connected to local transport via a number of buses including the UniLink bus U1, which offers regular service to the Town Quay. A taxi rank is also available at the station, as well as a there is a car park for drivers. The Town Quay is also a 15 to 20 minute walk along the main road leading from the station, and on a lovely day makes for a chance to take in Southampton’s great coastal feel.

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