Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from Edinburgh to Southampton by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest Edinburgh to Southampton train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.
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Find cheapest tickets to travel from Edinburgh to Southampton by train, bus, ride sharing and plane. With the calendar below, choose the day you want to travel and easily find the cheapest price.
Many trains run from Edinburgh to Southampton, but there are also near stations served like for instance:
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Average prices over the last 9 months based on user searches
There are different ways to buy your Edinburgh to Southampton train ticket:
If you're purchasing your train tickets online, you can quickly compare journey timetables and prices to get the best deal. Almost all train operators and online ticket retailers give the ability to do this. Once your ticket is bought, you will have a confirmation email with your reference number that you will need with your card to collect your ticket at the station before your journey.
If you would rather have a call with an agent that will help you book your ticket, you can do it with most rail operators.
While the mainline stations in the country have a ticket vending machine and a ticket office to book your train ticket, rural stations may not. Look at the opening hours as well as the available services before your journey.
The smartest way to get cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Southampton is to compare online the prices from all train operators. Gopili helps you to do it by comparing in one search train times and prices across all existing offers. In case you need to make a journey back to Edinburgh later on, train tickets Southampton to Edinburgh are also available on gopili.
Different train ticket types for your journey
There are several types of train tickets Edinburgh to Southampton proposed by each company, enabling travellers to choose between flexibility and cost. Travellers can book tickets on the website of the railway companies or on train ticket sales websites being accredited. Here is a description of each type of rail ticket:
The Advance Tickets are tickets for single journeys, valid in 1st and 2nd class. They can be bought 12 weeks in advance, really they are sold in limited numbers and are subject to availability. Typically, the earlier you purchase them, the cheaper the fare is. You should be aware that the Advance ticket is non-reimbursable. However, you can change the hours and the date of the journey before departure.
The Off-Peak Tickets are the lowest tickets to travel in less occupied trains. Offering an advantageous quality-price ratio, these tickets need passengers to travel off-peak. You can purchase tickets at any time, in advance or just before the journey. The rail ticket is refundable but administrative fees may be charged; these fees can't be superior to £10.00.
The Anytime Tickets are entirely flexible: you can travel whenever you want. Tickets can be purchased in advance or directly before travel. There are no limitations on when you want to go, even though you will need to book a new ticket if you want to modify the date, destination or class.
You can also book a Season Ticket for 7 days or a period of either 1 month or 1 year. Generally these tickets are available for short and medium distances in the UK.
The last Rovers and Rangers ticket type allows you unlimited travel for an area and time period with all train companies.
If you want cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Southampton, you may be in luck. Here we provide you some tips to get cheap train tickets.
To travel for less you better get your ticket in advance. A good timing to buy your advance train ticket is approximately 90 days before. So you must remember to book abount 90 days in advance. Using this technique you can make great savings of up to 80%.
The busiest times to travel are during the morning commute time and in the late afternoon for your train ticket Edinburgh to Southampton. Train ticket prices will be more expensive during these times that's why you will pay less by travelling very early, mid day or late in the evening.
For some routes, it costs less to buy 2 single tickets instead of a return ticket. It provides less flexibility as you need to know in advance the time you wish to take the return journey but cheaper tickets might be available.
Sometimes, getting a ticket from Edinburgh to an intermediary city and then an additional ticket from this station to Southampton costs less than buying a single ticket for your entire journey. Split-ticketing can help you make additional savings.
We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Edinburgh to Southampton by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to Southampton. Your Edinburgh to Southampton train ticket is just few clicks away!
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Transport operators from Edinburgh to Southampton
The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Edinburgh to Southampton.
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Travel information for your train journey
Route Edinburgh to Southampton
|Arrival city||Southampton, England|
|Departure city||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Lowest train ticket price||from £50.00|
Which train company can I use?
There are many rail companies across the UK & Europe. By searching for your ticket on gopili, you are able to see the trains connecting Edinburgh in Scotland to Southampton in England as well as the train company for this route.
How long is the train?
On average, it takes normally 7h42m by train to cover the 356 miles to travel to Southampton from Edinburgh. The train duration will change depending if the train is direct or with changes.
What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?
The cheapest ticket price we've found for the next month is £50.00 one way.
And if you change?
Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Edinburgh to Southampton:
The best way to spend less on your Edinburgh Southampton train ticket may be to buy a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least one of the railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons railcard.
When buying a railcard, you want to save money after several trips. But is it really worth it when travelling from Edinburgh to Southampton? Grab your calculator, considering:
A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)
B = average saving with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)
C = average price for a Edinburgh Southampton ticket (i.e.: £66.51)(1)
The first step is to divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. You can now divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of journeys needed per year to start saving money.
In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£66.51 = 1.32. Your railcard will be profitable once you will have done around 2 trips from Edinburgh to Southampton (one way trip).
Railcards enable you to save 34% off most train fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £30.
(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 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|
|Edinburgh to Southampton train||£66.51||£44.34||£22.17||1.33|
(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way
(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare