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About Southampton

Southampton is a scenic city along England's south coast, known for its history as an important port. No matter the time of year you visit, Southampton has a wealth of activities and attractions.

Your first stop is the SeaCity Museum, where you can discover the city's history and engage with the model of the RMS Titanic. Next, the Solent Sky Museum turns your attention skyward as it details Southampton's aviation history. The Southampton City Art Gallery is a hidden gem to view painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, print, and video exhibits. And if you’re on a tour of England’s premier league stadiums, Southampton’s St. Mary’s Stadium is a must.

For a unique dining experience, try the café at the Tudor House and Garden Museum. They serve local food and fantastic coffee in a home that's over 800 years old. Then, as you walk through the nearby Cultural Quarter, keep your eyes peeled for remnants of the city's medieval walls amidst the chic bars and stores.

Southampton Airport does serve international flights, but it's easy to reach Southampton even if you fly into one of London's airports. South Western Railway and Megabus provide train and bus service from London and other cities throughout the United Kingdom.

What train companies travel to Southampton, United Kingdom?

Located in United Kingdom, Southampton is accessible by train from 2 other cities. You can choose from 20 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Southampton on Wanderu. CrossCountry usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Southampton are also available.

Train companies serving Southampton

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
CrossCountry24h 6m$125.92
Avanti West Coast14h 12m$126.93
  • CrossCountry operates an extensive rail network in the U.K., centered in Birmingham. In standard class, passengers enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms. Trains also contain a small café or a trolley that passes through the carriages. An upgrade to first-class gives passengers more legroom and complimentary food.

  • Avanti West Coast is one of the primary rail links between London and Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. On any given day, Avanti West Coast operates almost 300 routes and departs hourly from select destinations.

Frequently Asked Questions

$89.19 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Southampton, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Southampton. In the last month, trains from Stockport to Southampton had the lowest average price at $121.24. The train from Manchester to Southampton also tends to start at relatively low prices.

The main train station in Southampton is Southampton Airport Parkway. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Southampton.

The closest airport to Southampton is Bournemouth Airport (BOH), it is located 21.2 miles from the city center of Southampton.
Southampton is the most popular train destination in Southampton. It also ranks number 87 in United Kingdom. Southampton has the most train connections in the region. There are 18 train schedules arriving in Southampton each day.
The population of Southampton is 246201. Southampton ranks number 1 in terms of population in Southampton and number 46 in all of United Kingdom.
Train tickets to Southampton range from for a short trip to Southampton, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Southampton starts at , and a longer trip by train to Southampton can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $89.
The closest train station to the city center of Southampton is Southampton Airport Parkway, located just 3.4 miles away. Select Southampton Airport Parkway as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Southampton. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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