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About South Western Railway

South Western Railway is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest South Western Railway tickets by searching Overall, South Western Railway serves 1,203 routes, connecting 101 cities in one country. To cover all these routes South Western Railway runs an average of 552 trips per day and 7,449 trips per month. These train trips range in price from £2.97 to £351.60 based on a variety of factors.

Contact South Western Railway

Phone number: GB: 0345 6000 650

South Western Railway Amenities



South Western Railway train coverage

Daily Trips552

South Western Railway Routes & Network

South Western Railway’s train network features 1203 train routes that connect 101 cities serving 155 stations. On average, South Western Railway performs about 552 train trips every day. The top cities to which South Western Railway offers the highest number of daily train service include London and Southampton.

Top Cities Served by South Western Railway

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
London14:55 am10:26 pm
Southampton15:04 am6:42 pm
Windsor15:09 am3:48 pm
Wokingham15:08 am3:53 pm
Bracknell15:21 am3:39 pm
Kingston upon Thames14:56 am3:38 pm

Most popular South Western Railway routes

The train from London to Southampton is South Western Railway’s most popular route. Trips from Windsor to London and Eastleigh to London are also highly popular.

Top South Western Railway routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
London to Southampton521h 35m£9
Windsor to London190h 51m£10
Eastleigh to London51h 30m£8
Dorchester to Southampton111h 32m£7
Exeter to London133h 21m£14
London to Bracknell60h 55m£13
London to Wokingham81h 4m£15
Salisbury to London81h 28m£19

South Western Railway Train Guide & FAQs

Do South Western Railway trains have WiFi?

Yes, South Western Railway offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with South Western Railway will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. South Western Railway WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge-watch your favorite show.

Are there power points or USB points on the train?

South Western Railway does not offer power outlets on their trains at this time. We suggest you charge up your laptop ahead of time and bring a power bank for your phone to extend its battery life for the duration of the trip. And remember - a good book doesn’t require any power.

What is South Western Railway's schedule?

On a typical day, South Western Railway has 552 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

Yes, South Western Railway offers the option to purchase will call tickets. Will call tickets are an option that allows you to book the tickets ahead of time online, then pick up the tickets from an agent or kiosk once you arrive at the station. Note that you will need to bring the confirmation information you received when you made your ticket purchase. If you choose to use the will call ticket option with South Western Railway, please make sure to bring the same credit card you used to purchase the tickets with you when you pick them up.

Do you need an ID to get on the train?

No, South Western Railway does not require an ID to board its trains at this time. Of course, it is always a good idea to carry a government-issued ID whenever you hit the road.

What are South Western Railway’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about South Western Railway’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there toilets on South Western Railway trains?

No, there are no bathrooms available on South Western Railway trains. Though there are no bathrooms onboard, typically breaks are scheduled in the itinerary to allow passengers to use bathroom facilities along the way.

Are meals or drinks offered during the trip?

South Western Railway provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry. Don’t worry about being parched while traveling with South Western Railway as they offer a beverage service to make sure you stay hydrated. Though we always recommend bringing a reusable water bottle with you to make sure you have water within easy reach and help reduce unnecessary plastic waste.

Do you have to print your South Western Railway ticket?

Yes, South Western Railway requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the train. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most trains.

Does South Western Railway offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

South Western Railway focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

Cheap South Western Railway tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 552 South Western Railway trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and South Western Railway tickets start at just £2.97. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on South Western Railway tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap South Western Railway tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare South Western Railway prices with trips offered by other train companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

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