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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 drop-off point for the New Forest, Isle of Wight, and Portsmouth.
Southampton has been around since the Roman and Saxon times; you can find several Roman ruins in Bitterne Manor's suburb. During The Middle Ages, Southampton was walled; some of the remnants of these defences remain today. Southampton was badly devastated by bombing during WWII; many buildings were destroyed, including heritage sites. Because of the damage caused by the war, the city and most of its architecture are very modern.
The main station is Southampton Central, located on the northwest edge of the city centre. Regular train services run from London Waterloo, passing through Winchester railway station and Basingstoke on the way. From the station, the city centre is only a short walk. There is also a City Link bus service that you can take for free; the bus runs to the city centre every 15 to 30 minutes.
The Central Parks, established during the 19th century and recognised as Grade II on the English Heritage’s Register of Historic Parks, is worth visiting. Southampton also hosts a yearly Boat Show that showcases many expertly designed boats and draws thousands of visitors to the Southampton each year. Other attractions in the City include the Tudor House and Sea City Museum.
Main stations in Southampton
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. The biggest and busiest stations in London are the following:
- Southampton Central
- Southampton Airport Parkway
Frequently Asked Questions
What train goes to Southampton?
Trains to Southampton Central from London depart from Waterloo Station, they run regularly and normally take just over an hour.
How do I get to Southampton?
South Western Railway operates most trains to Southampton Central, from Weymouth and London. There are also regular trains from Brighton run by Southern.