New Forest Wood in Southampton with tall trees, plants on the ground, and light shining through.

London to Southampton Train Tickets

Book Cheap Train Tickets From London to Southampton

Traveling to Southampton by train when visiting London is well worth the effort; Southampton is a historic city with plenty of historic attractions and a beautiful location on the South Coast. Many places are worth visiting in Southampton, including The New Forest, The Bargate, and the Tudor House & Garden. The best way to take the train from London is to travel on direct services with South Western Railway, with two services per hour departing from London Waterloo Station and going to Southampton Central Station. Services are pretty quick, with an average journey taking just 1 hour and 41 minutes to arrive in Southampton; trains to Southampton cover a distance of 69 Miles / 111 Kilometers. If you are traveling by rail from London Victoria to Southampton, you can take a Southern service to Clapham Junction and travel to Southampton from there. The first service to Southampton leaves at 04:30, with the last service from London departing at 01:05.

It is worth booking in advance to find the cheapest train tickets. Splitting your ticket with us and taking your trip during off-peak hours can also ensure your bookings to Southampton cost less. You can still travel to Southampton on weekends or holidays and make savings.

Traveling From London to Southampton by train

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Arrival Station



69 Miles / 111 Kilometers

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Last Train


Fastest Journey Time

1 Hour 3 Minutes

Avg. Journey Time

1 Hour 41 Minutes


55 Trains per day



London to Southampton Routes

Other destinations on the route between London and Southampton are worth visiting. You may decide to stay on the service from London and depart in the towns of Bournemouth or Weymouth to view their spectacular coastlines. You can also visit the beautiful county of Devon, which is nearby. If you travel by rail to Exeter, you can then tour around the county by rail too.

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SWR runs regular services to Southampton from London, with two departing from London every hour. If you are taking a longer holiday, you will find plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a direct train to Southampton from London?

There is a regular direct service to Southampton from London, with two departing per hour operated by SWR.

How long does it take to travel from London to Southampton?

It takes an average of 1 Hour 41 Minutes to travel from London to Southampton, though journeys can be as fast as 1 Hour 3 Minutes on the fastest, most direct trains.

What are the London to Southampton train times and schedule?

You can view the London to Southampton rail times and schedule by searching using our booking engine.

How much is the train ticket from London to Southampton?

The price of a train ticket from London to Southampton can vary depending on how far in advance you book and whether you make a saving by splitting your ticket.

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

The first service from London to Southampton leaves at 04:30 each day with the last train from London departing at 01:05.

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