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London to Southampton Train Tickets

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E-TICKET
London

Southampton
E-TICKET
London

Southampton
One Way
Roundtrip
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Traveling from London to Southampton by train is a snap when you board with South Western Railway, Southern, Great Western Railway or CrossCountry. You get frequent daily departures, the choice of First or Standard class seating, plus an array of friendly onboard services and handy amenities, all rolled into one flexible ticket! Approximately 68 departures are available each day (South Western and Southern train lines offer 47 direct routes combined), allowing you to travel to Southampton the moment it suits you the most.

Awaiting you at the end of the line is the English seaport of Southampton, the departure site for the Titanic’s famous ill-fated journey in 1912. However, this modern city is also known for its waterfront boardwalks, engaging museums, vast collection of art galleries, and year-round live music, dance and theatre events. Keep your camera nearby as you pay a visit to such popular attractions as the SeaCity Museum, Tudor House and Garden, Bargate historic gatehouse and Southampton Common.

Purchase your London to Southampton train ticket right here. Then, use the ticket collection reference # provided in the email we send you to collect your actual ticket from a self-service ticket machine anywhere in Britain.

Journey Details

Frequency

Trains depart approximately every 5 to 15 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes otherwise, with an average total of 68 departures daily (47 of them direct routes)

Travel time

1 hour and 11 minutes direct (fastest time)

Train stations

London Waterloo, Paddington or Victoria and Southampton Central

Train features

South Western Railway, Southern, Great Western Railway and CrossCountry passenger trains, reaching a maximum speed of 160km/h
Ticket Fares

When booking your ticket for travel from London to Southampton by train, the following fare options may be available:

Ticket ONLY on Departure - Anytime

These tickets are fully flexible. There are no time restrictions, so you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours. Seat reservations are not included.

Ticket ONLY on Departure - Off-Peak

Tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm. Seat reservations are not included.

Ticket on Departure & Reservation - Anytime

These tickets are fully flexible. There are no time restrictions, so you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours. Seat reservations are included.

Ticket on Departure & Reservation - Advance

These tickets are less expensive, but have a limited availability. The sooner you book, the less you pay. Ideal for those committed to traveling on a particular date, time and train. Seat reservations are included.

Ticket on Departure & Reservation - Off-Peak

Tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm. Seat reservations are included.
Ticket Classes

Standard Class

Standard class coaches provide comfortable, quality seating.

First Class

First class coaches are equipped with larger, reclining seats that offer superior comfort as well as plenty of leg and elbow room. Passengers can enjoy complimentary services that include at-seat food and drink service, fold-down work tables, and access to power outlets (subject to availability).
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Children under 5 years of age travel for free. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save up to 50% off the adult ticket price.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Onboard food and drink catering (subject to availability)
  • WiFi internet access
  • Power outlets and work tables
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage items
  • Priority seating for elderly and disabled passengers
  • Non-smoking coaches
  • “Quiet Coaches” (available on select trains)
Additional Details

Seat reservations

  • When booking a ‘Ticket ONLY on Departure’ e-ticket, the seat reservation is not included.
  • When booking a ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket, the seat reservation will be included in most cases. Exceptions where the seat may not be reserved at the time of booking include shorter journeys that don’t offer seat reservations or when the allocation of reservable seats is fully booked. In either case, your ticket is still valid and you can sit in any vacant seat.

Ticket Purchase Conditions and Delivery

Tickets for travel from London to Southampton by train may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not permitted.
Once your e-ticket order has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation with a ticket collection #. Collect your physical ticket simply by using this number at a self-service ticket dispensing machine at the station before boarding.

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