Watford to Southampton by train

  • First train
    05:11
  • Last train
    23:36
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 58m
  • Distance
    103 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    31
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 32m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Watford to Southampton by train

Fast trains from Watford to Southampton take around 1 hour and 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 103 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Watford and Southampton.

1. Are there direct trains from Watford to Southampton?

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

We usually find around 32 departures on the route from Watford 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 44 departures.

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

The Watford to Southampton train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Southampton is usually scheduled to depart Watford around 05:11 and the last train is around 23:36. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Watford around 05:11, and the last at 23:26.

When to book Watford 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 Watford to Southampton by train.

Help with booking alerts

Which train companies operate between Watford and Southampton?

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

  • London Midland
  • London Overground
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

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

Southampton to Watford by train

Other journeys to Southampton View all journeys to Southampton

Buy train and bus tickets for UK and Europe - the easy way

  • Easy, fast and cheap
  • Pay in EUR, GBP, USD or CAD
  • Cheaper UK tickets with Pricehack

Subscribe to our newsletter

Subscribe to receive top tips, train news and travel inspiration straight to your inbox

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.