Train operators Southampton

Southampton Central station is located on the mainline to London Waterloo with direct services departing for the capital every 30 minutes. There are also direct trains to Winchester, Portsmouth, Brighton, Bournemouth, Poole, Salisbury and Bristol.

Select an operator below for specific timetable, route and ticketing information.

South Western Railway

The principal operator at Southampton Central station with direct and regular services to London Waterloo, Southampton Airport, Winchester, Basingstoke, Woking, Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth. A local service calls at Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, St. Denys, Swaythling, Millbrook, Redbridge and Romsey.

Southern Trains

Regular, direct services along the south coast to Portsmouth and Brighton. Other destinations along these routes include Gatwick Airport, Swanick, Fareham, Cosham, Havant, Chichester, Worthing and Hove.

First Great Western

An hourly service between Cardiff and Portsmouth via Southampton Central. The service also stops at Fareham, Cosham, Romsey, Salisbury, Bath and Bristol.

GWR are currently operating a temporary timetable, which will continue into the New Year January. Details are on their website and customers are advised to check timetables before they travel.  

Cross Country Trains

Operates an hourly service to Manchester; stops include Winchester, Basingstoke, Oxford, Coventry and Birmingham. Also operates a service to Newcastle every two hours; stops include Winchester, Basingstoke, Oxford, Birmingham, Derby, Sheffield and York.

Journey Planning

We recommend using National Rail Enquiries to plan your journey in the first instance and for information on tickets, route planning, service disruptions and live departure boards.

Alternatively you can use Trainline which works with rail and coach companies to offer travel to thousands of destinations in and across Europe.