Luton to Southampton by train

  • First train
    04:38
  • Last train
    00:13
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 22m
  • Distance
    123 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    77
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 54m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Luton to Southampton by train

Fast trains from Luton to Southampton take around 2 hours and 22 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 123 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Luton and Southampton.

1. Are there direct trains from Luton to Southampton?

Journeys between Luton and Southampton usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 79 departures on the route from Luton 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 84 departures.

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

The Luton to Southampton train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 22 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Southampton is usually scheduled to depart Luton around 04:10 and the last train is around 00:13. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Luton around 04:50, and the last at 00:13.

When to book Luton 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 Luton to Southampton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Luton and Southampton?

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

  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • Other
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

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.