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Trip Summary

There are 53 daily trains from Southampton to London. Traveling by train from Southampton to London usually takes around 2 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest South Western Railway train can make the trip in one hour and 21 minutes.

Distance69 mi (111 km)
Fastest train1h 21m
Lowest price$11.80
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceSouth Western Railway + Connections
Train lines5

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$56.52
South Western Railway42h 4m$17.34
South Western Railway + Connections282h 43m$35.59
Southern12h 42m$43.01
Southern + Connections102h 29m$57.73

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Southampton to London 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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 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 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 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 $8.09.

City Information


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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Southampton?

Departure stations

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

Train stations in Southampton:

  • Overline House

Where is the train station in London?

Arrival stations

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:

Train stations in London:

  • 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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