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Southampton to Durham by train

  • First train
    04:52
  • Last train
    21:00
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 59m
  • Distance
    426 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    37
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 47m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Southampton to Durham by train

Fast trains from Southampton to Durham take around 4 hours and 59 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 426 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southampton and Durham.

1. Are there direct trains from Southampton to Durham?

Journeys between Southampton and Durham usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 31 departures on the route from Southampton to Durham 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 54 departures.

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

The Southampton to Durham train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 59 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Durham is usually scheduled to depart Southampton around 04:52 and the last train is around 21:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southampton around 05:09, and the last at 23:03.

When to book Southampton to Durham 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 Durham by train.

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Which train companies operate between Southampton and Durham?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • TransPennine Express
  • UK Rail Connections

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

Durham to Southampton by train

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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.