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About South Western Railway

UK's South Western Railway operates passenger rail services in London southern suburbs and on towards the country's southwest coast on behalf of the Department of Transport. Major destinations for its trains include Windsor, Reading, and Southampton.

South Western Railway takes pride in serving convenient amenities for its passengers and has recently completed a project to equip all of its trains with complimentary WiFi. Other passenger facilities of South Western Railway trains include accessible restrooms, and a catering trolley filled with snacks moves through the train carriages on longer journeys.

It's optional to reserve your seat on South Western Railway, but it is common to have standing room only at peak hours if you haven't specifically booked a seat. Both standard class and first-class seating are available, with first-class sections of the train clearly marked and physically separated from the rest of the train by internal doorways. These cars offer a bit more space and some quiet away from the more crowded cars.

Wanderu has been an official South Western Railway partner since 2017, helping passengers book the cheapest tickets possible. So choose your trip, look through the schedule, and quickly compare prices without extra fees on Wanderu.

Contact South Western Railway

Phone number: GB: 0345 6000 650

Online support: South Western Railway website

South Western Railway Amenities



South Western Railway train coverage

Daily Trips23

South Western Railway Routes & Network

South Western Railway’s train network features 82 train routes that connect 12 cities serving 16 stations. On average, South Western Railway performs about 23 train trips every day. The top cities to which South Western Railway offers the highest number of daily train service include London and Exeter.

Top Cities Served by South Western Railway

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
London15:02 am3:36 pm
Exeter17:10 am2:20 pm

Most popular South Western Railway routes

The train from London to Exeter is South Western Railway’s most popular route.

Top South Western Railway routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
London to Exeter43h 34m£21

South Western Railway Train Guide & FAQs

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.

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.

On a typical day, South Western Railway has 23 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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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