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There are 15 daily trains from Basingstoke to London. Traveling by train from Basingstoke to London usually takes around 46 minutes, but the fastest South Western Railway train can make the trip in 36 minutes.
|Distance||45 mi (72 km)|
|Fastest train||0h 36m|
|Trains per day||23|
|Most frequent service||South Western Railway|
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Which train should you take from Basingstoke to London?
South Western Railway is the one and only train line which connects Basingstoke to London. However, there are 15 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|South Western Railway||15||0h 47m||£27.80|
UK's South Western Railway operates passenger rail services in London, Windsor, Reading, and Southampton. Both standard class and first-class seating are available, with the first-class section clearly marked and physically separated from the rest of the train by internal doorways. These cars offer more space and quiet away from the more crowded areas.
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Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Basingstoke to London. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.
The earliest train departs Basingstoke at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 14:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
There are 15 scheduled trains on most days. 23 of these are direct connections to London. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.
You can also take a train for your return trip from London to Basingstoke.
One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.
London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.
The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.
Where is the train station in Basingstoke?
Main departure station: Basingstoke Rail Station
There is one train station in Basingstoke.
All train stations in Basingstoke:
Basingstoke Rail Station
Where is the train station in London?
Main arrival station: Waterloo Station
London receives travelers from Basingstoke at its two active train stations.
Train stations in London:
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