Visit Southampton

Rail and Coach

Southampton Central rail station is served by direct trains from and to many cities across the country, including London, Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol, Leeds, Brighton and Manchester.
London Waterloo is a 1 hour 20 minutes journey to Southampton Central, passing Southampton Airport Parkway on the way and the local rail network services many suburbs and towns on the periphery of the city. Take the train west, toward Brockenhurst and Bournemouth for a day out in the New Forest or to the beach.

National Express coaches pick up at Southampton Cruise Terminal, the University of Southampton and the main coach station at Western Esplanade. Coaches travel to and from various destinations all over the country including many major airports and the popular destination of London.