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About Southern

Southern is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Southern tickets by searching Overall, Southern serves 751 routes, connecting 67 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Southern runs an average of 330 trips per day and 4,461 trips per month. These train trips range in price from $2.65 to $192.14 based on a variety of factors.

Southern Amenities



Southern train coverage

Daily Trips330

Southern Routes & Network

Southern’s train network features 751 train routes that connect 67 cities serving 128 stations. On average, Southern performs about 330 train trips every day. The top cities to which Southern offers the highest number of daily train service include London and Normans Bay.

Top Cities Served by Southern

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
London13:56 am8:29 pm
Normans Bay14:45 am4:02 pm
Brighton13:56 am8:58 pm
Hastings14:32 am9:33 pm

Most popular Southern routes

The train from London to Normans Bay is Southern’s most popular route. Trips from London to Brighton and Eastbourne to London are also highly popular.

Top Southern routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
London to Normans Bay41h 52m$39
London to Brighton51h 1m$7
Eastbourne to London451h 32m$7
London to Hastings42h 12m$7
Croydon to London190h 41m$4
Crawley to London180h 40m$7
St Leonards to London72h 7m$7

Southern Train Guide & FAQs

Do Southern trains have WiFi?

Yes, Southern offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Southern 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. Southern 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 outlets or USB plugs on the train?

Southern 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 Southern's schedule?

On a typical day, Southern has 330 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, Southern 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 Southern, 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, Southern 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 Southern’s COVID-19 policies?

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

Are there bathrooms on Southern trains?

No, there are no bathrooms available on Southern 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 beverages available?

Southern does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most trains do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your Southern ticket?

Yes, Southern 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 Southern offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Southern 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 Southern tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 330 Southern trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Southern tickets start at just $2.65. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Southern tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Southern tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Southern 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.

When you’re ready to book, type your departure city and destination city in the search bar above, select your travel date, and let Wanderu work its magic to show you all of the best bus and train ticket prices available for your trip. Pick the ticket that’s best for your budget, schedule, and preferences, and complete the booking right on Wanderu to secure your great deal.

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