Waterloo to Southampton by train

  • First train
    05:11
  • Last train
    00:19
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 3m
  • Distance
    405 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    16
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 9m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Waterloo to Southampton by train

Fast trains from Waterloo to Southampton take around 5 hours and 3 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 405 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Waterloo and Southampton.

1. Are there direct trains from Waterloo to Southampton?

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

We usually find around 16 departures on the route from Waterloo 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 17 departures.

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

The Waterloo to Southampton train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 3 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Southampton is usually scheduled to depart Waterloo around 05:11 and the last train is around 19:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Waterloo around 06:19, and the last at 00:19.

When to book Waterloo to Southampton train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 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 Waterloo to Southampton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Waterloo and Southampton?

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

  • Eurostar
  • Intercity
  • Intercités
  • London Underground
  • Regional Train
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Stoptrein
  • 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.