Trains from Leicester to Southampton

Leicester to Southampton train information

Leicester Southampton train map

Train duration 3h40m
Arrival Southampton, England
Departure Leicester, England
Distance 121 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £55.20
Average train price £61.00
  • There are a lot of rail operators across the United Kingdom & Europe but the trains from Leicester in England to Southampton in England are provided by Cross Country.
  • There are 121 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Leicester to Southampton is around 3h40m. Train travel is most of the time the quickest way to travel to Southampton from Leicester, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving or taking the plane.
  • The cheapest fare we've found for the next 180 days is £55.20 one way.

Best prices for Leicester to Southampton train tickets

from £55.20 MORE 3h38m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £8.00 MORE 6h08m
Flight
from £65.43 MORE 11h37m

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

Leicester - 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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Most of the time, the earlier you book your train, the cheaper it should be but there can be some exceptions. We had a look at the results from the last six months in order to identify the best time to buy your train tickets Leicester to Southampton. The figures reveal that getting your train from Leicester to Southampton in advance can be more expensive.

We found seats at £41 when buying your train on the day you're travelling while you will have to pay a minimum of £46 if you book your train 15 days in advance. Thus, based on our data, the best time to get your ticket is on the day you're travelling as it is 12% cheaper than 15 days in advance.

Best prices for Leicester to Southampton trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Leicester
Southampton
Airport Parkway
£55.20 06/06/2020 19:50 Cross Country 1 month ago
Leicester
Southampton
Airport Parkway
£55.20 06/06/2020 09:50 Cross Country 1 month ago
Leicester
Southampton
Airport Parkway
£55.20 06/06/2020 13:50 Cross Country 1 month ago
Leicester
Southampton
Airport Parkway
£57.00 06/06/2020 07:50 Cross Country 1 month ago
Leicester
Southampton
Airport Parkway
£62.20 06/06/2020 17:50 Cross Country 1 month ago
Leicester
Southampton
Airport Parkway
£62.20 06/06/2020 18:50 Cross Country 1 month ago
Leicester
Southampton
Airport Parkway
£62.20 06/06/2020 17:50 Cross Country 1 month ago
Leicester
Southampton
Airport Parkway
£63.00 06/06/2020 11:50 Cross Country 1 month ago
Leicester
Southampton
Airport Parkway
£63.00 06/06/2020 15:50 Cross Country 1 month ago
Leicester
Southampton
Airport Parkway
£63.00 06/06/2020 10:50 Cross Country 1 month ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Leicester Southampton train

Discount Leicester - Southampton train tickets

National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you are able to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you pay less for your Leicester Southampton train ticket.

The main benefit of using a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to be profitable.

You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the card to break-even. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you buy afterwards, you will save money.

As an example, train tickets from Leicester to Southampton cost on average £60.97 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £60.97 (£88/£60.97 = 1.44), it turns out that after only 2 one way journeys from Southampton to Leicester, the railcard will have paid for itself.

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 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
Leicester to Southampton train £60.97 £40.65 £20.32 1.45

(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

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