Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from Southampton to London by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest Southampton to London train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.
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Train ticket types for your travel
Rail tickets may look a bit elaborate at first sight but it's simple to appreciate their functioning. To introduce, there are three principal rail tickets types applicable in the United Kingdom for your train Southampton to London: Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets.
Departure and arrival for your train travel
To travel from Southampton to London, only one train station is available for your departure, this is the Southampton train station. London city has several stations available for your arrival:London Waterloo train station, London St Pancras train station, London Stratford international train station, London New Barnet train station, London Bexley train station, London Enfield Town train station, London Harrow & Wealdstone train station, London Victoria train station, London Liverpool Street train station, London Bridge train station, London Charing Cross train station, London Euston train station, London Paddington train station, London King's Cross train station, London Fenchurch Street train station, London Southall train station, London Surbiton train station.
Many possibilities exist to get your Southampton to London train ticket:
How can I book a train ticket online?
You are able to purchase tickets online directly on most train companies' websites such as Virgin Trains, ScotRail, Great Western Railway, Greater Anglia. You can also buy train tickets on Ticket Retailers' websites including Trainline or Raileasy.
Can I buy tickets over the phone?
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.
Is it possible to book a train ticket directly at the station?
While the biggest stations in the UK have a ticket vending machine and a travel centre to buy your train ticket, rural stations might not. Look at the office hours and the available services before your journey.
By using our fast and easy to use search engine, you will be able to compare hundreds of train fares from all major rail providers. Gopili will help you get cheap train tickets from Southampton to London! Please note, train tickets London to Southampton are also available for your return train.
And if you change?
Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Southampton to London:
South West Trains
South West Trains, the rail travel company, runs between Southampton and London from £15, allowing you to travel without breaking the bank.
The rail company Cross Country offers year-round connections by train to travel from Southampton to London at low cost. The tickets are available from Cross Country from £38.
Gopili compares ticket prices for you every day from all operators to help you find cheap train tickets for your next trip. The best Southern price found was £5.
We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Southampton to London by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to London. Your Southampton to London train ticket is just few clicks away!
|£8.50||21/10/2017||17:13||Southern||5 days ago|
|£8.50||21/10/2017||12:13||Southern||5 days ago|
|£8.50||02/10/2017||12:13||Southern||6 days ago|
|£12.00||30/09/2017||12:13||Southern||1 day ago|
|£12.00||30/09/2017||17:13||Southern||1 day ago|
|£12.00||28/09/2017||12:13||Southern||5 days ago|
|£17.00||29/09/2017||12:13||Southern||16 hours ago|
|£17.00||27/09/2017||12:13||Southern||1 day ago|
|£17.20||08/10/2017||18:55||South West Trains||1 day ago|
Best price found for Southampton to London train ticket for the next 30 days.
Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute
The graph above illustrates the cheapest prices found over the past six months depending on how many time in advance the train ticket is bought. Getting your train from Southampton to London in advance will enable you to pay less for your journey.
The cheapest tickets we found were from £13 when buying your seat 7 days in advance which is 39% cheaper than the best ticket we found when booking on the day you're travelling.
Many trains run from Southampton to London, but there are also near stations served like for instance:
Things to do in London
We have compiled for you a list of 6 places that you can do in London.
If you're discovering London for the first time and you are not sure of the places that you can see during your stay, we're here to help. The different options you have will obviously depend on your availabilities as well as your preferences but the team at Gopili provides you with the famous places in London.
Buckingham Palace is probably one of the most interesting attractions for visitors. You can also plan to explore London Eye as well as British Museum which are frequently advised by the people who have already visited the city.
Another noteworthy site that you can visit is Madame Tussauds if you want to find out more about the city.
Abbey Road Studios is also a point of interest that we will recommend you to see if you have spare time during your trip.
Finally, if you're still curious in discovering more about London, Horse Guards can be the last stage of your stay. While people might not consider it as the most important place to visit, it will enable you to get a full picture of the city and its character.
Transport operators from Southampton to London
The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Southampton to London.
|South West Trains||Southampton||London|
Travel information for your train journey
Route Southampton to London
|Arrival city||London, England|
|Departure city||Southampton, England|
|Lowest train ticket price||from £5.00|
|Train operators for Southampton to London||South West Trains, Cross Country, Southern|
The trains between Southampton (South East England) to London (London England) are operated by South West Trains, Cross Country, Southern. The services on board will change depending on the rail company.
Using the train is a fast and convenient solution to get to London from Southampton. The average journey time from Southampton to London is 1h43m to travel the 70 miles.
According to our data, the lowest fare to take the train in the next 30 days is £5.00. This price is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a railcard.
The easiest way to spend less on your Southampton London train ticket must be to get a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.
How much can I save with a railcard?
When purchasing a railcard, you aim to make savings after several journeys. But is it really relevant when travelling from Southampton to London? Grab your calculator, considering:
A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)
B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)
C = average price for a Southampton London ticket (i.e.: £32.66)(1)
Initially, divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Now divide that number by C. You will see the average 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/£32.66 = 2.69. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing at least 3 trips from Southampton to London (one way trip).
What is the cost of a railcard?
All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most train fares.
(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|
|Southampton to London train||£32.66||£21.77||£10.89||2.7|
(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
Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip
The gopili price barometer gives the prices for a Southampton to London train and helps you to know whether you are getting a good deal:
Average prices over the last 9 months based on user searches
If you want cheap train tickets Southampton to London, you've come to the right place. Here we give you some tips to get cheap train tickets.
How long in advance should I book my ticket?
Buying your ticket early rather than leaving it until the last minute will enable you to get a lower fare. Advance tickets typically go on sale 90 days prior the date of departure. On many routes you can save as much as 80% by booking your ticket 3 months in advance. We suggest you to purchase your ticket as soon as you can.
When should I take my train?
You will most of the time see that, the cheapest time to travel is outside the peak times, which are between 06:30 to 9:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. In this way, try to avoid travelling during commuting hours and you will save money on your train ticket Southampton to London.
2 single tickets vs 1 return: which is cheaper?
If you already know at what time you need to come back, we suggest you to verify the price of two singles as they can be cheaper than a return. The only rule is to get the exact train you booked.
What is split ticketing?
Another trick to make savings is to split up your journey to London. Rather than getting only one ticket for your journey you can divide the journey into different stages, and get a ticket for each part of the journey.
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