Ayr to Southampton by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:13
  • Last train
    23:00
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 50m

Travelling from Ayr to Southampton by train

The fastest trains from Ayr to Southampton take around 7 hours and 50 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 547 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Ayr and Southampton.

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

We usually find around 24 departures on the route from Ayr to Southampton every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 23 departures. The duration is normally about 7 hours and 50 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Southampton is usually scheduled to depart Ayr around 05:13 and the last train is around 23:00. This is the same at the weekend.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Ayr 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 Ayr to Southampton by train.

Which trains operate between Ayr and Southampton?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • ScotRail
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • South West Trains
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

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 rail 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.

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