Trains from Edinburgh to Southampton

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Edinburgh to Southampton train information

Edinburgh Southampton train map

Train duration 7h42m
Arrival Southampton, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 357 Miles
Train operators Cross Country, Virgin Trains
Lowest train price from £51.00
Average train price £97.00

Which train company can I use?

There are several rail providers across the United Kingdom & Europe but the trains connecting Edinburgh in Scotland to Southampton in England are provided by Cross Country, Virgin Trains.

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 lowest ticket price we've found for the next 30 days is £51.00 one way.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Southampton train tickets

from £51.00 MORE 7h37m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £9.00 MORE 13h43m
Flight
from £34.99 MORE 11h18m

Edinburgh - Southampton prices calendar

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

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 24 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Edinburgh - Southampton: the best time to book cheap trains

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

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Days before Departure

The cost for train tickets Edinburgh to Southampton will increase as the date gets closer. Based on our data, if you book your seat 1 month in advance, tickets should be available from £51 while if buying your ticket 3 days in advance, you will need to pay at least £89 for your train. Thus, you may save 43% on the cost of your train by booking 1 month in advance as opposed to 3 days in advance.

The results are based on the best fares found in the last 6 months when booking in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Southampton trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Southampton
Central
£51.00 01/03/2018 12:00 14 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Southampton
Central
£51.00 01/03/2018 08:00 14 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Southampton
Central
£51.00 28/02/2018 13:30 14 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Southampton
Central
£51.00 28/02/2018 17:31 14 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Southampton
Central
£51.00 28/02/2018 13:00 14 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Southampton
Central
£51.00 28/02/2018 18:30 14 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Southampton
Central
£51.00 28/02/2018 12:00 14 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Southampton
Central
£51.00 28/02/2018 08:00 14 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Southampton
Central
£51.00 28/02/2018 17:00 14 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Southampton
Central
£70.50 01/03/2018 08:00 14 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Edinburgh Southampton train

Discount Edinburgh - Southampton train tickets

The easiest way to pay less on your Edinburgh Southampton train ticket is probably 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 UK. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 of the railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons discount card.

When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several trips. But is it really relevant when travelling from Edinburgh to Southampton? Grab your calculator, considering:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

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

C = average fare for a Edinburgh Southampton ticket (i.e.: £96.21)(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. It will give you the approximate number of trips needed throughout the duration of the railcard's validity to be profitable.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£96.21 = 0.91. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 1 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 £96.21 £64.14 £32.07 0.92

(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