Travelling to Southampton
First CrossCountry train - 07:25
Last CrossCountry train - 17:32
Travelling from Newcastle to Southampton
Southampton has much to offer visitors, with beaches, forests and wild countryside, as well as excellent shopping, theatre, music and museums. With so much to choose from, the real choice will be how long to stay for!
Are there direct trains from Newcastle to Southampton?
Yes, with CrossCountry it is possible to travel direct from Newcastle to Southampton without the need to change in London.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Newcastle to Southampton?
On your journey from Newcastle to Southampton, you can make the most of all the amenities CrossCountry offers passengers. With comfortable seating options, including table seats, charge points and dedicated luggage storage areas, you will find your journey easy. An at-seat service of light refreshments and hot and cold drinks is also available. However, should you want to make the most of free WiFi, complimentary drinks and snacks, and extra leg room, we recommend upgrading to First Class.
Does Southampton Central Station have step-free access?
Yes, Southampton Central Station has step-free access throughout. The station is also accessible to those with a range of mobility needs, ramps are available for train access, and there are accessible ticket machines and counters in the station. Help reaching platforms is also available for those who require it.
How far is the city centre?
It’s quick and easy to reach the main shopping areas and tourist attractions from Southampton Central Station thanks to its convenient location.
Does the station have family areas?
Southampton Central Station has baby changing facilities, as well as waiting rooms which are ideal for families. Should you prefer, there are also cafés in the station where you can wait with children.
For more information about Southampton Central Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Southampton
Onward travel: Buses & Taxis in Southampton
If you are planning on continuing your journey via Southampton Airport, then we recommend taking the train to Southampton Airport Parkway. For travel within the city or the surrounding areas, the excellent local bus network is a good option. However, should you prefer to travel by cab, a taxi rank is available at the station.
Southampton offers unrivalled shopping options, including excellent indoor shopping malls for when the weather is bad. Westquay is a great choice for those looking for a blend of high street favourites, local independents, cafés and restaurants. However, if you prefer to explore all the quirky boutiques and shops tucked away around the city, there are two areas you should definitely include in your itinerary: Bedford Place and Oxford Street. Both exude local charm and are great places for discovering unique finds, as well as offering a great selection of eateries if you find you’ve shopped until you’ve dropped.
Southampton has plenty to offer families, with parks, museums and galleries hosting many family-friendly events. There’s always something new and exciting happening in the city, whether it’s a festival, sporting event or themed activity. Whatever age your little ones are, there’s sure to be something for the whole family.
If you’re looking for something a little more grown up, there’s also an excellent choice of traditional pubs and exciting cocktail bars. Southampton also offers a wide range of restaurants from across the world, many of which are within walking distance of the station.