Trains to Southampton

Cheap Trains to Southampton

"I plan to go to college in Southampton, a fishery studies college. Again, my brother was down there about two years ago and he said it was great, so I'm looking forward to that.” Tom Felton

Southampton is an important transport hub and a key jump-off point for the New Forest, Isle of Wight, and the neighbouring Portsmouth. Since the Roman and Saxon times, Southampton is already a settlement. In fact, a number of Roman ruins can be found in the suburb of Bitterne Manor. During The Middle Ages, the town became walled and some of the remnants of these defences still remain in the city today. Since the city has been badly devastated by bombing during WWII, much of the city has been destroyed, including its heritage sites. This explains why the city and most of its architecture are very modern.

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Visiting Southampton by Train

The main station of the city is Southampton Central, located on the northwest edge of the city centre. There are regular train services coming from London Waterloo station passing through Winchester railway station and Basingstoke Station. From the station, the city centre is only a short walk away. There is also a City Link bus service that you can take for free, running every 15 to 30 minutes towards the city centre.

The Southampton city centre is fairly spread out along the North to South axis, but it’s easily possible to walk from Bedford Place towards the waterfront area. Most of the route is pedestrian-friendly.

The Bargate, which is a medieval guesthouse located in the middle of a shopping centre, is one of the most visited attractions in the city. On its top floor is where you will find the Heritage Visitor Centre.

The Central Parks, which was established during the 19th century, and was recognised as Grade II on the English Heritage’s Register of Historic Parks, is also worth a stop. Southampton also hosts a yearly Boat Show, an event that showcases a plethora of well-designed boats and draws thousands of visitors to the city each year. Other attractions to visit are the Tudor House and the Sea City Museum.

Main stations in Southampton

The biggest and busiest stations in London are the following, if you are travelling into London, it is likely that you will arrive at one of these: When searching for your journeys with our fare finder, you can actually select London (All Stations) and we will find the best and cheapest station in London for you to arrive at. If you are looking to get to an Airport, you can also get there by train from some of these stations.
  • Southampton Central
  • Southampton Airport Parkway