Cheltenham to Southampton by train

  • First train
    06:03
  • Last train
    23:00
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 25m
  • Distance
    117 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    35
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 20m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Cheltenham to Southampton by train

Fast trains from Cheltenham to Southampton take around 2 hours and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 117 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cheltenham and Southampton.

1. Are there direct trains from Cheltenham to Southampton?

Journeys between Cheltenham and Southampton usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 35 departures on the route from Cheltenham to Southampton 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 42 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Cheltenham to Southampton?

The Cheltenham to Southampton train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Cheltenham to Southampton train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Southampton is usually scheduled to depart Cheltenham around 05:54 and the last train is around 23:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cheltenham around 05:30, and the last at 22:51.

When to book Cheltenham to Southampton 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 Cheltenham to Southampton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cheltenham and Southampton?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • South West Trains
  • Transport For Wales

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 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.