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Southampton to Lancaster by train

  • First train
    05:09
  • Last train
    23:08
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 31m
  • Distance
    358 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    30
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 14m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Southampton to Lancaster by train

Fast trains from Southampton to Lancaster take around 4 hours and 31 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 358 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southampton and Lancaster.

1. Are there direct trains from Southampton to Lancaster?

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

We usually find around 30 departures on the route from Southampton to Lancaster 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 32 departures.

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

The Southampton to Lancaster train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 31 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Lancaster is usually scheduled to depart Southampton around 04:52 and the last train is around 23:08. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southampton around 04:42, and the last at 23:05.

When to book Southampton to Lancaster 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 Southampton to Lancaster by train.

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Which train companies operate between Southampton and Lancaster?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • TransPennine Express
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Lancaster to Southampton by train

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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.