Southampton Rail connections
Getting to Southampton by train
Southampton Central is a busy station hub with services provided by South West Trains, First Great Western, Cross Country and Southern. CityLink, a free shuttle bus operates every 15 minutes between the station and Red Funnel's ferry terminals on Town Quay. Aprroximate journey time: 10 minutes.
Ferry terminals (B) in relation to Southampton Central (A)
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Integrated ticketing: Did you know that both East Cowes and West Cowes are part of the national rail network? This means you can buy a single, day return or period return fare from any train station ticket office, rail appointed travel agent, self-service ticket machine or train company telesales service which includes ferry travel between Southampton & East Cowes or Southampton & West Cowes.
South West Trains operate frequent services on the line between Weymouth and London Waterloo (Clapham Jct, Woking, Basingstoke, Winchester, Southampton Airport, Southampton Central, Bournemouth Poole, Weymouth). Approximate journey time between Southampton Central and London Waterloo is 75 minutes. Note: Eurostar services to and from Brussels, Paris and Lille have moved to St. Pancras station.
Cross Country Trains operate between Scotland, the North, Midlands and Birmingham; First Great Western run from South Wales through Bristol and Salisbury; South West Trains run services from Weymouth, Poole and Bournemouth and Southern provide services to Portsmouth and Brighton.
Southern Railway Travel News
Spring National Passenger Survey results published
The spring 2013 National Passenger Survey has just been released, with results showing that the work Southern has been focusing on over the last year has been recognised... ...
Tree on the line at Ockley
We would like to apologise to customers for delays... ...
Full charge, but no charge for electric vehicle owners at Lewes station
The Sussex town of Lewes now has its first ever Electric Vehicle Charging Point - and it's in the car park at Southern's Lewes station! ...
Southern now selling Oyster products at London Victoria station ticket office
For the first time, customers can now get and top-up Oyster cards from windows 11, 12 and 13 at Southern’s Ticket Office at Victoria station... ...
Annuals arrive on the key
Annual season tickets have arrived on the key meaning passengers making regular journeys can now buy weekly, monthly or annual tickets on their smartcard. The key offers... ...
South West Trains Travel News
Hammersmith (Dist & Pic lines) Station Information
Hammersmith (Dis): No Step Free Access - Step free access is not available to the District & Piccadilly lines due to planned maintenance. Call Our Travel Information Centre on 0843 222 1234 if you need help planning your journey.
King's Cross St.Pancras Station Information
King's Cross St. Pancras: No Step Free Access - Step free access is not available to the Met, Circle and H&C lines while we fix a faulty lift. Call Our Travel Information Centre on 0843 222 1234 if you need help planning your journey.
Basingstoke Facilities: Various changes
At Basingstoke station.
Chiswick Facilities: Oyster Card Readers out of order
At Chiswick station.
Fratton Facilities: Various changes
At Fratton station.
Haslemere Facilities: Various changes
At Haslemere station.
Liphook Facilities: Ticket Office Closure
At Liphook station.
Liss Facilities: Ticket Vending Machine problem
At Liss station.
Liss Facilities: Ticket Office Closure
At Liss station.
Micheldever Facilities: Ticket Vending Machine problem
At Micheldever station.