Southampton to Lancaster by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:09
  • Last train
    23:05
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 30m

Travelling from Southampton to Lancaster by train

The fastest trains from Southampton to Lancaster take around 4 hours and 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 358 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southampton and Lancaster.

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

We usually find around 26 departures on the route from Southampton to Lancaster 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 29 departures. The duration is normally about 4 hours and 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Lancaster is usually scheduled to depart Southampton around 05:15 and the last train is around 21:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southampton around 04:42, and the last at 23:05.

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

When to book Southampton to Lancaster 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 Lancaster by train.

Which trains operate between Southampton and Lancaster?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • 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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