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 (£1 for non Red Funnel customers) operates every 30 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
Southern staff 'embrace' local charity
Southern staff have supported Eastbourne based charity Embrace with two fund-raising events, helping to raise almost £700 for the organisation... ...
Southern agrees to meet RMT if union suspends all industrial action
Train operator pencils in 4 April for talks ...
Southern response to new RMT strike
Responding to the RMT's new strike date of 4 April, a Southern spokesperson said..... ...
GTR and ASLEF reach new agreement to settle dispute
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), parent company of Southern Railway, and ASLEF today announced they have agreed... ...
Southern confirms over 90% of trains ran during RMT strike
Southern today confirmed it ran over nine in 10 (90.5%) of its normal train service during yesterday's RMT strike ...
South West Trains Travel News
16:46 Yeovil Junction to Salisbury due 18:17
16:46 Yeovil Junction to Salisbury due 18:17 will be cancelled.
16:50 London Waterloo to Westbury due 20:06
16:50 London Waterloo to Westbury due 20:06 will be terminated at Yeovil Pen Mill.
18:25 Exeter St Davids to London Waterloo due 22:04
Facilities on the 18:25 Exeter St Davids to London Waterloo due 22:04.
18:50 London Waterloo to Westbury due 22:12
18:50 London Waterloo to Westbury due 22:12 will be terminated at Yeovil Pen Mill.
20:11 Westbury to Salisbury due 20:42
20:11 Westbury to Salisbury due 20:42 will be cancelled.
20:25 Exeter St Davids to Basingstoke due 23:07
Facilities on the 20:25 Exeter St Davids to Basingstoke due 23:07.
22:18 Westbury to Salisbury due 22:46
22:18 Westbury to Salisbury due 22:46 will be cancelled.
15:20 Weymouth to London Waterloo due 18:23
15:20 Weymouth to London Waterloo due 18:23 will be started from Bournemouth.
16:03 Weymouth to London Waterloo due 18:50
16:03 Weymouth to London Waterloo due 18:50 will call additionally at Upwey, Moreton Dorset, Wool and Holton Heath.
14:25 Exeter St Davids to London Waterloo due 17:49
14:25 Exeter St Davids to London Waterloo due 17:49 will be terminated at Salisbury.