Barnstaple to Southampton by train

  • First train
    06:58
  • Last train
    00:05
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 34m
  • Distance
    190 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    19
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 47m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Barnstaple to Southampton by train

Fast trains from Barnstaple to Southampton take around 3 hours and 34 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 190 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Barnstaple and Southampton.

1. Are there direct trains from Barnstaple to Southampton?

Journeys between Barnstaple and Southampton usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 18 departures on the route from Barnstaple to Southampton every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 22 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Barnstaple to Southampton?

The Barnstaple to Southampton train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 34 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Barnstaple to Southampton train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Southampton is usually scheduled to depart Barnstaple around 06:58 and the last train is around 22:16. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Barnstaple around 07:05, and the last at 00:05.

When to book Barnstaple to Southampton train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Barnstaple to Southampton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Barnstaple and Southampton?

More than one train company operates on the route from Barnstaple to Southampton, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.