Heathrow to Southampton Train Guide

Heathrow airport to Southampton by train

Heathrow airport is not directly connected to Southampton by train. At least one change will have to the made. The most popular option is via London Waterloo station. Terminals 2, 3 and 4 are connected to Waterloo train station via the London Underground station on the Heathrow branch of the Piccadilly line. Heathrow Terminal 4 is also served by TfL Rail station. Heathrow Terminal 5 is a shared railway and London Underground. The journey to London Waterloo will approximately take 1 hour. Kindly consider the walking time to and from the stations. The journey from Waterloo station to Southampton Central appoximately lasts 55 minutes. Ticket price vary depending on the date and time. The average price for a Standard class is around 37.00 GBP and 1st class 52.40 GBP per person.

London Euston also serves Southampton Central. The journey approximately lasts 1 hour and 51 minutes.

An alternative option would be to reach Paddington station, through Reading and Basingstoke Railway Station. The journey approximately lasts 1 hour and 50 minutes excluding the journey time from Heathrow airport to Paddington.

Key notes

In most cases, the journey to Southampton by train will approximately last 3 hours. Kindly condider that you'll have to walk to change trains, possibly with luggage.

General luggage guide.

You may take up to three items of personal luggage free of charge, this includes two large items (such as suitcases or rucksacks) and one item of smaller hand luggage (such as a briefcase). Excess luggage and more bulky items (such as skis) may be carried, subject to available space, at an extra charge. A seat can only be used for luggage if not needed by another passenger. Please check with your train company prior to your transfer.

Should you wish to travel by train you may visit Trainline for more information.


Alhtough a journey by train is possible, it is not highly recommended as it will take a lot of time and effort. Just consider changing trains with luggage. Our recommended option would be to use a private transfer (read more ...) that is more comfortable and cost effective.