Travelling to Southampton
First CrossCountry train - 08:27
Last CrossCountry train - 23:27
Travelling from Winchester to Southampton
Southampton draws people from across the south for the shopping, culture and food and drinks options the city offers. There’s so much to do, whether you want to venture into the countryside, visit the beach, shop until you drop or immerse yourself in history or science.
Are there direct trains from Winchester to Southampton?
Yes, with CrossCountry you can make the short journey between Winchester to Southampton without changing trains.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Winchester to Southampton?
Even on such a short journey, you can make the most of all the amenities available on the CrossCountry train. Whether you’d rather have a table seat, use a charge point for your electrical devices, or need space to store your luggage, you will be able to find what you need on board. An at-seat service of light refreshments is also available. If you want to enjoy free WiFi, and complimentary hot drinks, why not upgrade to First Class?
Does Southampton Central Station have step-free access?
Southampton Central Station has step-free access throughout the station. The station also has ramps for train access and assistance reaching platforms for those who require it. Accessible ticket office counters and machines are also available.
How far is the city centre?
Southampton Central Station is convieniently located just a stone’s throw from many of the main attractions and shopping areas.
Does the station have family areas?
If you are visiting Southampton Central Station with your family, you will find baby changing facilities available. There are also waiting rooms perfect for family use.
For more information about Southampton Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Southampton
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Southampton benefits from a reliable bus service which connects the station to the whole of the city centre as well as surrounding areas. For those who prefer to travel by cab, a taxi rank is available at the station.
People flock from across the South East to go shopping in Southampton. The Westquay Shopping Centre has all your high street favourites in one convenient location, with some fantastic places to stop off for a quick cup of coffee or a relaxed lunch to boot. Many people travel to IKEA Southampton to find the best deals and beautiful modern homewares.
For a more boutique experience, we recommend heading to Bedford Place, just north of the city centre, where you can find some wonderful local, up-market and independent shops.
Much of Southampton’s culture is built around its fantastic natural location, whether it’s the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the Southampton Boat Show, or some of the other amazing races, festivals and fun events held in parks and greens spaces across the city. Southampton is home to some of the most unique events in the country, including the Mela Festival, a Thai Festival and a Kite Festival.
The city is home to a number of theatres, from the Mayflower which regularly shows big travelling productions, to The Berry Theatre and The Point where you can catch ground-breaking contemporary dance, drama, and film. Alternatively, you can take yourself on a relaxing walk along the beach or in the neighbouring New Forest.