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Find cheap train tickets from Southampton to London

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.

Cheap train calendar from Southampton to London

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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.

  • Advance Ticket : These tickets are a great way to obtain cheap train tickets. These tickets are accessible up to 12 weeks before travel and offer the biggest discounts. To take advantage of these tickets you must book ahead: the earlier you make reservation, the cheaper the train fares are! Advance tickets Southampton to London are always sold as singles, but if you prefer to book tickets for a return journey, just book two Advance tickets. They are only valid for the date and train they are booked for. Also, these tickets cannot be refunded but can be amended before departure.
  • Off-Peak Ticket : If you want more flexibility than an Advance train ticket, the Off-Peak train tickets could be for you. Off-Peak train tickets are flexible and valid at “off peak” hours of the day. They are cheaper than the Anytime ticket and still offer the flexibility of going on any Off-peak trains. They can be booked any time before travelling, even at the last minute. These tickets are valid at any time of the day on Weekend, and Public Holidays and after around 09:30 on Mondays to Fridays.
  • Anytime ticket : These tickets are entirely flexible and they can be used on any train, at any time, on any day. They provide full security when you can't be sure of your travel times, or if you need to change the day you go. They are more expensive than advance or Off-Peak but they are eligible for refunds.
  • For your information more ticket types exist in the England to travel to London, like Super-Off-Peak tickets, Season tickets, Rover and Rangers 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.

Book cheap train from Southampton to London

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:

Bus from Southampton to London

Next train departures

When are the next trains to London?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Southampton Southampton Central
London London Waterloo
1h16m South West Trains
Southampton Southampton Central
London London Victoria
2h40m Southern
Southampton Southampton Central
London London Waterloo
2h00m South West Trains
Southampton Southampton Central
London London Paddington
1h27m Cross Country
Southampton Southampton Central
London London Waterloo
1h20m South West Trains
Southampton Southampton Central
London London Waterloo
1h20m South West Trains
Southampton Southampton Central
London London Victoria
2h27m Southern
Southampton Southampton Central
London London Paddington
1h22m Cross Country
Southampton Southampton Central
London London Waterloo
1h19m South West Trains
Southampton Southampton Central
London London Waterloo
1h23m South West Trains

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

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Where to find cheap train tickets

South West Trains

South West Trains, the rail travel company, runs between Southampton and London from £10, allowing you to travel without breaking the bank.

Cross Country

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.

Best price found for train ticket from Southampton to London

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!

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
£8.50 12/12/2017 12:14 Southern 10 hours ago
£8.50 16/12/2017 17:13 Southern 6 days ago
£9.10 12/12/2017 12:30 South West Trains 10 hours ago
£9.10 12/12/2017 12:00 South West Trains 10 hours ago
£12.00 01/12/2017 12:13 Southern 10 hours ago
£12.00 23/11/2017 12:13 Southern 11 hours ago
£12.00 22/11/2017 12:13 Southern 15 hours ago
£12.00 23/11/2017 12:13 Southern 3 days ago
£12.00 16/12/2017 12:13 Southern 6 days ago
£14.50 12/12/2017 17:30 South West Trains 10 hours ago

Best price found for Southampton to London train ticket for the next 30 days.

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Southampton - London: the best time to book cheap trains

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














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Days before Departure

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.

Proximity journey

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.

  • Buckingham Palace
  • British Museum
  • Abbey Road Studios
  • London Eye
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Horse Guards

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.

Transport operators Departure Arrival
South West Trains Southampton London
Cross Country Southampton London
Southern Southampton London

Travel information for your train journey

Southampton London train

Route Southampton to London

Southampton London train map

Train duration 1h43m
Arrival city London, England
Departure city Southampton, England
Distance 70 Miles
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.

Discount Southampton to London train tickets

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 break even after several journeys. But is it really worth it when travelling from Southampton to London? Grab your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

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

C = average price for a Southampton London ticket (i.e.: £30.95)(1)

The first step is to divide A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be efficient. You can now divide that number by C. It will give you the approximate number of trips needed per year to be profitable.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£30.95 = 2.84. Your railcard will be profitable once you will have done around 3 trips from Southampton to London (one way journey).

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 £30.95 £20.63 £10.32 2.85

(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

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How to find cheap train tickets Southampton to London ?

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.