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
Govia Thameslink Railway brings number plate recognition to 25 stations
Commuters parking at 25 Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) stations will soon save time through the convenience of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). ...
GTR hires 10 from Prince’s Trust training programme
Ten young people struggling to get a foothold on the employment ladder have been given a job ...
Southern and Gatwick Express staff get on their bikes (and much more) for charity
Staff from across the Southern and Gatwick Express rail networks have raised over £2,300 in seven days for Eastbourne-based charity Embrace, the staff’s own choice as the company’s good cause. The charity helps disabled children be embraced in their local community. ...
Gatwick shortlisted for national award after raft of station improvements
Gatwick Airport rail station, run by Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), has been shortlisted for a national award amid an ongoing programme of modernisation and investment at the international travel hub. ...
GTR gives passengers free Wi-Fi on board trains
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has started to roll out free Wi-Fi on board more of its trains, helping passengers stay in touch on the go. ...
South West Trains Travel News
17:41 Portsmouth Harbour to London Waterloo due 19:40
Facilities on the 17:41 Portsmouth Harbour to London Waterloo due 19:40.
20:00 London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour due 22:00
Facilities on the 20:00 London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour due 22:00.
17:49 Guildford to London Waterloo due 19:01
17:49 Guildford to London Waterloo due 19:01 will be cancelled.
17:53 Windsor & Eton Riverside to London Waterloo due 18:52
17:53 Windsor & Eton Riverside to London Waterloo due 18:52 will no longer call at Whitton, Twickenham, Richmond and Putney.
18:42 Reading to London Waterloo due 20:09
18:42 Reading to London Waterloo due 20:09 will no longer call at Earley, Winnersh Triangle, Winnersh, Wokingham, Bracknell and Martins Heron.
19:05 Winchester to Southampton Central due 19:33
19:05 Winchester to Southampton Central due 19:33 will be cancelled.
18:07 Weybridge to London Waterloo due 19:29
18:07 Weybridge to London Waterloo due 19:29 will no longer call at Hounslow, Isleworth, Syon Lane, Brentford, Kew Bridge, Chiswick, Barnes Bridge, Barnes, Putney and Wandsworth Town.
Alterations to services at London Waterloo
Due to additional engineering works at London Waterloo fewer trains are able to run on all lines.
Alterations to services at Aldershot
Due to a defective set of points at Aldershot some lines are blocked.
Cancellations to services between Surbiton and Weybridge
Due to damage to the electric third rail between Surbiton and Weybridge some Woking bound lines are blocked.