Trains from Reading to Southampton

Reading to Southampton train information

Reading Southampton train map

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Arrival Southampton, England
Departure Reading, England
Distance 43 Miles

The journey from Reading, situated in England and Southampton, which is in England is well connected by trains. Use our travel search engine to find your ticket and identify the train operator for this journey.

Using the train is a quick and convenient way to cover the 43 miles from Reading to Southampton.

Fares will change depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Reading to Southampton train tickets

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Reading - Southampton prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Reading 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.

Reading - Southampton: the best time to book cheap trains

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The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Purchasing your train from Reading to Southampton in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £12 when purchasing your train 7 days in advance which is 15% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Reading to Southampton trains

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

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Discount Reading - Southampton train tickets

National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're taking the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you might want to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you make great savings for your Reading Southampton train ticket.

When purchasing a railcard, you want to save money after several journeys. But is it really worth it when travelling from Reading 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 Reading Southampton ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(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/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 2 trips from Reading to Southampton (one way trip).

The cost to get a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most rail fares for a whole year.

(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
Reading to Southampton train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(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