Take advantage of discounted train tickets up to 15 minutes prior to departure, when you purchase Advance tickets.
Kick back and relax on your journey from Reading to Southampton with CrossCountry. When you travel on one of our trains, you'll get excellent service and a great travel experience. Travelling around the country has never been so comfortable.
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Travelling to Southampton
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Last CrossCountry train - 22:52
Travelling from Reading to Southampton
Discover a unique part of the UK when you visit Southampton. CrossCountry will get you to Southampton smoothly, so you'll be ready to explore as soon as you arrive. Whether you're looking for shopping, culture or just a day out with the family, Southampton has something for you.
Are there direct trains from Reading to Southampton?
Yes, regular direct trains run between Reading and Southampton with CrossCountry.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Reading to Southampton?
When travelling from Reading to Southampton you'll have all the amenities you would expect on a CrossCountry train. Enjoy electric points, subject to availability, and a range of seating options, including group bookings . There is also an at-seat service offering a variety of light refreshments for you to enjoy.
Is WiFi available on trains from Reading to Southampton?
Yes! The journey from Reading to Southampton will fly by as you surf through the countryside with our free on-board WiFi.
T&Cs apply. Visit our WiFi On-Board page for more information.
Can I reserve a seat on trains from Reading to Southampton?
If you have an Anytime or Off-Peak ticket, chances are you can reserve a seat on our trains from Reading to Southampton using our ten minute reservation service! This handy service lets you reserve a seat by text message. Check out our Ten Minute Reservation page for more information.
Where can I find cheap tickets from Reading to Southampton?
There are lots of ways to find cheap tickets from Reading to Southampton with CrossCountry. The best way is to book early and be flexible with travel times. We've got a bunch more tips and tricks in our helpful guide on how to find cheap tickets, but you should also keep an eye on our special offers page.
Can I use my railcard on trains from Reading to Southampton?
Yes! You can use your railcard on CrossCountry services, so there's a good chance you'll be able to save on your fare. There are a number of options available so check out our Railcards page to be sure you can use your particular card on this service.
For full information about Southampton station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Southampton
Whether you're looking to have a fun day out or are planning a longer stay, our destination guide can help you plan the perfect trip!
Rainy Day Activities in Southampton
Bored of getting wet in downpours? Are the kids going stir-crazy cooped up inside? There’s no need to get fed up sheltering from the rain, as there are plenty of rainy day activities to enjoy when you visit Southampton.
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