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Find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Southampton

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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Other modes of transport available to travel from Edinburgh to Southampton
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Departure and arrival for your train travel

A lot of trains travel day to day between Edinburgh to Southampton. They serve the following train stations: Edinburgh Waverley train station, Southampton train station

Edinburgh - Southampton: the best time to book cheap trains

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The Prices for train tickets Edinburgh to Southampton tend to increase if you don't book early. Based on our data, if you purchase your seat 1 month in advance, you can find tickets from £52 whereas when buying your ticket 3 days in advance, you will have to spend a minimum of £91 for your train. Thus, you can save 43% on the cost of your train by booking 1 month in advance instead of 3 days in advance.

The results are based on the cheapest prices found over the last 6 months when booking in advance versus at the last minute.

And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Edinburgh to Southampton:

Bus from Edinburgh to Southampton

Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton

Where to find cheap train tickets

Cross Country

Cross Country, a rail travel specialist, proposes connections to more than 397 destinations. Tickets for the journey from Edinburgh to Southampton are available starting from £66.

Book cheap train from Edinburgh to Southampton

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.

Best price found for train ticket from Edinburgh to Southampton

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!

Journey Price Departure on At Company Searched
£66.00 07/08/2017 07:00 Cross Country 1 month ago
£66.00 07/08/2017 07:00 Cross Country 1 month ago
£66.00 12/09/2017 07:00 Cross Country 25 days ago
£81.00 25/08/2017 07:00 Cross Country 28 days ago

Best price found for Edinburgh to Southampton train ticket for the next 30 days.

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How to find cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Southampton ?

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.

Discount Edinburgh to Southampton train tickets

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 aim to make savings after several journeys. But is it really profitable when travelling from Edinburgh to Southampton? Check with your calculator, taking into account:

A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average price for a Edinburgh Southampton ticket (i.e.: £86.61)(1)

Start by dividing 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 throughout the duration of the railcard's validity to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£86.61 = 1.02. Your railcard will be worthwile after on average 2 trips from Edinburgh to Southampton (one way journey).

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 £86.61 £57.74 £28.87 1.02

(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

Travel information for your train journey

Edinburgh Southampton train

Route Edinburgh to Southampton

Edinburgh Southampton train map

Train duration 7h42m
Arrival city Southampton, England
Departure city Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 357 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £50.00
Train operators for Edinburgh to Southampton Cross Country

Which train company can I use?

There are a lot of train companies across the country & Europe but the trains from Edinburgh in Scotland to Southampton in England are operated by Cross Country.

How long is the train?

On average, it takes around 7h42m by train to cover the 357 miles to get to Southampton from Edinburgh. The train duration may change depending if your 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.

Transport operators from Edinburgh to Southampton

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Edinburgh to Southampton.

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Cross Country Edinburgh Southampton

Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip

The gopili price barometer gives the prices for a Edinburgh to Southampton train and helps you to know whether you are getting a good deal:


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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.

Things to do in Southampton

We have compiled for you a list of 6 points of interests that you can visit in Southampton.

  • Eling Tide Mill
  • SeaCity Museum
  • John Hansard Gallery
  • Southampton Hall of Aviation
  • Tudor House Museum
  • Solent Showcase

As travel experts, we understand that organizing a trip and finding all the information about a specific city can take a lot of time. We aim to help you by suggesting some points of interests, whether you are coming for a day or for holidays.

Each year, many visitors are visiting Southampton. If you are looking to visit one of the most touristic place of the city, you should visit Eling Tide Mill. If you have the time, we will also suggest you to go to Southampton Hall of Aviation or SeaCity Museum to complete your visit.

Another noteworthy site that you may want to discover is Tudor House Museum if you wish to know more about this destination.

John Hansard Gallery is also a touristic site that we will advise you to see if you have enough time during your trip.

At last, if you're still curious in discovering more about Southampton, Solent Showcase can be the final stage of your visit. While people may not consider it as the most interesting place to visit, it will enable you to get a full picture of the city and its character.