Northampton to Southampton by train

  • First train
    04:48
  • Last train
    23:35
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 49m
  • Distance
    147 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    36
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 25m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Northampton to Southampton by train

Fast trains from Northampton to Southampton take around 2 hours and 49 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 147 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Northampton and Southampton.

1. Are there direct trains from Northampton to Southampton?

Journeys between Northampton and Southampton usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 41 departures on the route from Northampton 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 48 departures.

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

The Northampton to Southampton train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 49 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Southampton is usually scheduled to depart Northampton around 04:15 and the last train is around 23:35. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Northampton around 05:15, and the last at 23:00.

When to book Northampton 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 Northampton to Southampton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Northampton and Southampton?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

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.