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Southampton to London Train Tickets E‑TICKET

Southampton to London Train Tickets

Traveling from Southampton to London 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 75 departures are available each day (South Western and Southern train lines offer 56 direct routes combined), allowing you to travel to London the moment it suits you the most.

Awaiting you at the end of the line is the world-famous UK capital of London, located along England’s renowned River Thames. An energetic, modern city with a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, London is as fascinating as it is fun to experience. Keep your camera nearby as you pay a visit to such popular attractions as Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, the British Museum and Hyde Park.

Purchase your Southampton to London 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 75 departures daily (56 of them direct routes)

Travel time
1 hour and 16 minutes direct (fastest time)

Train stations
Southampton Central and London Waterloo, Paddington or Victoria

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

Southampton to London ticket fares

When booking your ticket for travel from Southampton to London 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 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 - 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 - Super 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.

Southampton to London 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).

Southampton to London 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

  • Non-smoking coaches
  • WiFi connectivity (available on most trains)
  • Onboard food and drink catering (available on select trains)
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage
  • Travel assistance for passengers with special needs
  • “Quiet Coaches” (available on select trains)

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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 Southampton to London 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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