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 ScotRail, Cross Country, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains
Lowest train price from £51.00
Average train price £141.00

Which train company can I use?

There are many rail companies across the country & Europe but the journey connecting Edinburgh in Scotland to Southampton in England are run by ScotRail, Cross Country, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains.

How long is the train?

On average, it takes approximately 7h42m by train covering a distance of 357 miles to get to Southampton from Edinburgh. The duration may change depending if the train is direct or if you need to make a change.

How much does it costs?

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 8h33m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £16.50 MORE 13h34m
Flight
from £45.99 MORE 13h03m

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 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Edinburgh - Southampton: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£62

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£87

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Edinburgh to Southampton tend to increase the closer you get to your departure day. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 1 month in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £52 whereas when booking 3 days in advance, you will need to spend at least £90 for your trip. Thus, you will save 43% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 1 month in advance as opposed to 3 days in advance.

The data are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying 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
£84.00 23/12/2018 19:00 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Southampton
Central
£153.00 23/12/2018 12:20 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Southampton
Central
£153.00 23/12/2018 13:00 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Southampton
Central
£168.60 23/12/2018 12:51 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Southampton
Central
£168.60 23/12/2018 09:16 TransPennine Express 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Southampton
Central
£168.60 23/12/2018 18:51 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Southampton
Central
£168.60 23/12/2018 20:15 TransPennine Express 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Southampton
Central
£169.30 23/12/2018 17:30 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Southampton
Central
£169.30 23/12/2018 13:30 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Southampton
Central
£169.30 23/12/2018 09:30 3 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Edinburgh Southampton train

Discount Edinburgh - Southampton train tickets

The easiest way to spend less on your Edinburgh Southampton train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

When purchasing a railcard, you want to save money after several journeys. But is it really worth it when travelling from Edinburgh to Southampton? Check with 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.: £140.82)(1)

Initially, divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Now divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of journeys needed throughout the duration of the railcard's validity to be profitable.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£140.82 = 0.62. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 1 trips from Edinburgh to Southampton (one way trip).

Railcards enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for 12 months. A 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 £140.82 £93.88 £46.94 0.63

(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

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