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Trip Summary

There are 19 daily trains from Southampton to London. Traveling by train from Southampton to London usually takes around one hour and 39 minutes, but the fastest South Western Railway train can make the trip in one hour and 3 minutes.

Distance69 mi (111 km)
Fastest train1h 3m
Lowest price$11.75
Trains per day13
Most frequent serviceSouth Western Railway
Train lines2

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

In the last month, $11.75 was the average price of a train ticket from Southampton to London. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $37.18 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Southampton to London by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for May. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $31 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Southampton to London in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $55 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Which train should you take from Southampton to London?

2 train services operate from Southampton to London. South Western Railway usually has more trains scheduled, with 17 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
South Western Railway171h 35m$39.00
Southern32h 25m$46.80
  • South Western Railway

    South Western Railway

    South Western Railway train tickets from Southampton to London start from $11, and on average cost . Daily there are 17 South Western Railway schedules to London. South Western Railway in Southampton leaves from Southampton Airport Parkway and 2 other stations. And in London trains arrive at Clapham Junction and 3 other train stations.

    From Southampton to London train travel on South Western Railway takes 1 hours and 35 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, South Western Railway offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 3 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, South Western Railway offers 20 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to London.

  • Southern

    Southern

    Southern train tickets from Southampton to London start from $25, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 Southern schedules to London. Southern in Southampton leaves from Woolston and one other station. And in London trains arrive at Victoria Rail Station and one other train station.

    From Southampton to London train travel on Southern takes 2 hours and 25 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, Southern offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 3 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to London on a weekend there is typically one Southern scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Southampton.

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.

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 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 1 hour 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 3 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 departing from Southampton to London tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Southampton at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 19 scheduled trains on most days. 13 of these are direct connections to London. 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 London to Southampton.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Southampton?

Main departure station: Southampton Airport Parkway

Southampton has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to London.

All train stations in Southampton:

  • Southampton Airport Parkway

  • Woolston

  • St Denys Station

Where is the train station in London?

Main arrival station: Clapham Junction

There are more train stations and stops in London than most cities. Most trains from Southampton will stop at one (or more) of the 4 following stations in London:

All train stations in London:

  • Clapham Junction

  • Waterloo Station

  • Victoria Rail Station

  • Wimbledon

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