Trains from Cambridge to Southampton

Cambridge to Southampton train information

Cambridge Southampton train map

Train duration 3h16m
Arrival Southampton, England
Departure Cambridge, England
Distance 111 Miles

There are a lot of train operators across the United Kingdom & Europe. By searching for your ticket using our travel search engine, you are able to see the trains between Cambridge in England to Southampton in England as well as the train operator for this journey.

There are 111 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Cambridge to Southampton is around 3h16m. Train travel is most of the time the fastest way to travel to Southampton from Cambridge, and it's also a greener option than driving or taking the plane.

Depending how far in advance you purchase your ticket and the travel date, the cost of the train can change.

Best prices for Cambridge to Southampton train tickets

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Cambridge - Southampton prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Cambridge to Southampton by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

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Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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Buying your train in advance is almost always cheaper than leaving it to the last minute. Yet, as you can notice in the table above, the cost of train tickets Cambridge to Southampton tend to be stable and cost £56.

Best prices for Cambridge to Southampton trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Cambridge and Southampton by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Southampton to Cambridge and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're taking the train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you might want to get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to make great savings for your Cambridge Southampton train ticket.

  • When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several trips. But is it really relevant when taking the train from Cambridge to Southampton? Grab your calculator, taking into account:

    A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

    B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

    C = average fare for a Cambridge Southampton ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)

    Start by dividing A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of trips needed per year to start saving money.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 2 trips from Cambridge to Southampton (one way journey).

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most adult fares, hence you will save 1/3 on most train tickets.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Cambridge to Southampton train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare