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Southampton to Cambridge by train
Fastest journey2hr 52m
Trains per day49
Avg. journey time3hr 38m
Travelling from Southampton to Cambridge by train
Fast trains from Southampton to Cambridge take around 2 hours and 52 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 173 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southampton and Cambridge.
1. Are there direct trains from Southampton to Cambridge?
Journeys between Southampton and Cambridge usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 49 departures on the route from Southampton to Cambridge 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 59 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Southampton to Cambridge?
The Southampton to Cambridge train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 52 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Southampton to Cambridge train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Cambridge is usually scheduled to depart Southampton around 04:52 and the last train is around 23:08. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southampton around 05:12, and the last at 23:03.
When to book Southampton to Cambridge 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 Southampton to Cambridge by train.
Which train companies operate between Southampton and Cambridge?
More than one train company operates on the route from Southampton to Cambridge, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Abellio Greater Anglia
- First Great Western
- Great Northern
- London Underground
- South West Trains
- South Western Railway
- 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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