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Southampton-London Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Southampton to London?

Lowest Price£9.15
Fastest Train1h 21m
Trains Per Day53
Train Lines5

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Southampton to London right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Southampton to London?

In the last month, £32.14 was the average price of a train ticket from Southampton, STH to London, LND. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Southampton to London?

The distance between Southampton and London is approximately 69 miles, or 111 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 21 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Southampton to London are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Southampton at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Southampton to London?

There are 53 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Southampton to London. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from London to Southampton. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Southampton to London for £13.02.

Which train should you take from Southampton to London?

There are 5 train lines with service from Southampton, Southampton to London, London, City of. South Western Railway + Connections is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 28 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
CrossCountry + Connections101h 53m£43.82
South Western Railway42h 4m£13.44
South Western Railway + Connections282h 43m£27.59
Southern12h 42m£33.35
Southern + Connections102h 29m£44.76

Where is the train station in Southampton?

There are two stations in Southampton where you can board the train to London:

  • Woolston
  • Overline House

Where is the train station in London?

There are more train stations and stops in London than most cities. Most trains from Southampton will stop at one (or more) of the 13 following stations in London:

  • London Paddington
  • London Waterloo
  • Penge West
  • Catford
  • Canada Water
  • West Hampstead
  • Balham Station
  • Kensington Olympia
  • Shepherd'S Bush
  • Penge East
  • West Hampstead Thameslink
  • London Victoria
  • Catford Bridge

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