Plymouth to Southampton by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Plymouth to Southampton by train
Fast trains from Plymouth to Southampton take around 3 hours and 13 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 206 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Plymouth and Southampton.
1. Are there direct trains from Plymouth to Southampton?
Journeys between Plymouth and Southampton usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 34 departures on the route from Plymouth 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 42 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Plymouth to Southampton?
The Plymouth to Southampton train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 13 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Plymouth to Southampton train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Southampton is usually scheduled to depart Plymouth around 05:29 and the last train is around 23:54.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Plymouth around 05:40, and the last at 23:20.
What's the Plymouth to Southampton train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Plymouth to Southampton are $26.00.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $29, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Plymouth 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 Plymouth to Southampton by train.
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Which train companies operate between Plymouth and Southampton?
More than one train company operates on the route from Plymouth to Southampton, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- First Great Western
- Great Western Railway
- South West Trains
- South Western Railway
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Southampton to Plymouth by train