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Trip Summary

There are 22 daily trains from London to Southampton. Traveling by train from London to Southampton usually takes around one hour and 53 minutes, but the fastest South Western Railway train can make the trip in one hour and one minute.

Distance69 mi (111 km)
Fastest train1h 1m
Lowest price$9.98
Trains per day18
Most frequent serviceSouth Western Railway
Train lines3

Which train should you take from London to Southampton?

There are 3 train lines with service from London to Southampton. South Western Railway is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 20 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Great Western Railway53h 19m$56.86
South Western Railway201h 46m$23.31
Southern32h 37m$53.34
  • Great Western Railway

    Great Western Railway

    Great Western Railway train tickets from London to Southampton start from $57, and on average cost . Daily there are 5 Great Western Railway schedules to Southampton. Great Western Railway in London leaves from Victoria Rail Station . And in Southampton trains arrive at Woolston and one other train station.

    From London to Southampton train travel on Great Western Railway takes 3 hours and 19 minutes. If you are looking to get to Southampton faster, Great Western Railway offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 1 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Great Western Railway offers 9 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Southampton.

  • South Western Railway

    South Western Railway

    South Western Railway train tickets from London to Southampton start from $10, and on average cost . Daily there are 20 South Western Railway schedules to Southampton. South Western Railway in London leaves from Clapham Junction and 3 other stations. And in Southampton trains arrive at Southampton Airport Parkway and 6 other train stations.

    From London to Southampton train travel on South Western Railway takes 1 hours and 46 minutes. If you are looking to get to Southampton faster, South Western Railway offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 1 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, South Western Railway offers 55 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Southampton.

  • Southern

    Southern

    Southern train tickets from London to Southampton start from $41, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 Southern schedules to Southampton. Southern in London leaves from Victoria Rail Station and one other station. And in Southampton trains arrive at Woolston and 3 other train stations.

    From London to Southampton train travel on Southern takes 2 hours and 37 minutes. If you are looking to get to Southampton faster, Southern offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 1 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Southern offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Southampton.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from London to Southampton during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from London to Southampton?

The distance between London and Southampton is approximately 69 miles, or 111 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 53 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 1 minute. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from London to Southampton on Sunday. Tickets for Sunday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs London at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 London to Southampton?

There are 22 scheduled trains on most days. 18 of these are direct connections to Southampton. 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 Southampton to London.

City Information

London

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.

Southampton

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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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in London?

Main departure station: Clapham Junction

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 4 stops and stations in London where you can board the train.

All train stations in London:

  • Clapham Junction

  • Victoria Rail Station

  • Waterloo Station

  • Wimbledon

Where is the train station in Southampton?

Main arrival station: Southampton Airport Parkway

There are more train stations and stops in Southampton than most cities. Most trains from London will stop at one (or more) of the 7 following stations in Southampton:

All train stations in Southampton:

  • Southampton Airport Parkway

  • Woolston

  • Hamble Lane

  • Bitterne

  • St Denys Station

  • Botley Station

  • Swaythling Station

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