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Southampton to Runcorn by train

  • First train
    05:15
  • Last train
    23:08
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 50m
  • Distance
    279 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    26
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 36m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Southampton to Runcorn by train

Fast trains from Southampton to Runcorn take around 3 hours and 50 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 279 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southampton and Runcorn.

1. Are there direct trains from Southampton to Runcorn?

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

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Southampton to Runcorn every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 26 departures.

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

The Southampton to Runcorn train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 50 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Runcorn is usually scheduled to depart Southampton around 05:15 and the last train is around 23:08. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southampton around 05:09, and the last at 23:00.

When to book Southampton to Runcorn 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 Runcorn by train.

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Which train companies operate between Southampton and Runcorn?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • 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.

Runcorn 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.