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Southampton Central Railway Station (SOU)

Train Station
Blechynden Tce, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 1AL, United Kingdom
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  • Today
    • 6:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 6:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 3:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 6:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–6:00 PM
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  • upper crust
  • café
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  • oats
  • couches
  • toys
  • Bhan L.

    Listen to announcements! There can be sudden platform changes!

    Bhan Lam · April 6
  • Asraf Hanafi S.

    Offers journey to a lot of places in the UK

    Asraf Hanafi Spears · February 18
  • Alejandra A.

    How unpunctual are the trains in the southwest of England! Always late to my lectures!

  • ASK Gwen C.

    Easy rail station for traveling between Winchester and Southampton

    ASK Gwen Cash · January 26
  • Giles A.

    Options here for food/drink etc but is pricey. You are better off leaving the station by platform 1, crossing to road and going to the co-op opposite as its far cheaper. Also a Costa and subway there.

    Giles Ashley-Down · January 2
  • Christopher D.

    Picking someone up? There's car parking on the northern side.

    Christopher Doyle · September 27, 2014
  • John J.

    smallest shop

    John Johnson · September 8, 2014
  • John J.

    Good place to get a train!

    John Johnson · September 8, 2014
  • Alexander M.

    CityLink is no longer free. £1 to WestQuay, Old Town and Town Quay. Free if you have a ferry or thru ticket to the Isle of Wight though.

    Alexander Melhuish · June 1, 2014
  • Kate S.

    The city link costs a £1 takes you to the docks and a few other places

    Kate S-J · May 24, 2014
  • Thomas F.

    The free bus service from next week is no longer free - will be £1 - Boo Southampton!

    Thomas Frame · May 9, 2014
  • Peter G.

    Maria at Pumpkin very professional.

    Peter Gyor · September 27, 2013
  • Mel g.

    Staff here are almost as rude as they are at Nottingham

    Mel griffiths · August 26, 2013
  • lee n.

    Get a snack in the co-op outside its a lot cheaper.

    lee neale · August 24, 2013
  • Panda P.

    ไปลอนดอน ขึ้นรถไฟที่ platform 1 นะครับ

    Panda Pup · July 15, 2013
  • Natalie L.

    Café on platform 2/3 has better pastries than Upper Crust.

    Natalie Lloyd · July 15, 2013
  • Samantha C.

    Upper crust sell their baguettes off for £2 at the end of the day

    Samantha Cooper · June 17, 2013
  • Jack G.

    Make sure your on the right train before it leaves! :)

    Jack Gawn · May 30, 2013
  • Jordan T.

    I kid you not. WH Smith's sell the best oat and syrup bars...

    Jordan Terry · May 13, 2013
  • Alexander M.

    New automated Brompton hire at this station, next to the car park on the 'up' (platform 1) side.

    Alexander Melhuish · May 12, 2013
  • Alexander M.

    The 0800 to London starts as two trains - they join here. So wait around (first half arrives 0752) and there could be more seats at the back!

    Alexander Melhuish · April 30, 2013
  • Anthony T.

    The free shuttle bus runs from the station to the city centre and the ferry terminals at Town Quay - total journey time around 15 minutes. Handy service and saves on taxi fees!

    Anthony Tattersall · April 4, 2013
  • Jake M.

    Full of crazy people!

    Jake Mchugh · February 19, 2013
  • Ben H.

    Only one train an hour to Chandler's Ford sadly :(

    Ben Holland · December 13, 2012
  • Terry H.

    Avoid WHSmiths. Hideously overpriced.

    Terry Hayward · November 26, 2012
  • Gary W.

    Taxis right outside the station to the left, last shelter :-)

    Gary Watson-Hedley · November 21, 2012
  • Lewis D.

    Make sure to get a free bite card to get 20% off food and drink at stations and airports across the UK.

    Lewis Day · November 21, 2012
  • Jordan C.

    Don't be late.

    Jordan Charters · October 25, 2012
  • Sophie E.

    Avoid redsky crisps sold on platform 3a, tasteless.

    Sophie E. · September 14, 2012
  • Graeme M.

    Tip: stay on the train.

    Graeme Milroy · September 12, 2012
  • Natalie N.

    Slow service at the coffee shop on platform 1 allow enough time so you don't miss your train!

    Natalie Noeller · August 29, 2012
  • Gemma L.

    2nd Sunday in a row I've been stuck on a train with delays because of a fault! Same destination as well... Cheers.

    Gemma Locans · July 29, 2012
  • Shaun S.

    Savage ticket queues at 08:00 on the down side. Leave plenty of time ti buy a ticket (alternatively, staff the station properly during rush hour)

    Shaun Smith · July 5, 2012
  • Shaun S.

    Contrary to the signs on the ground of platform 1, the paint is not actually wet any more. You can lean against the RSJ with no fear of ruining your clothes with paint marks.

    Shaun Smith · June 22, 2012
  • Joe P.

    The trains here are really nice

    Joe Piercy · June 15, 2012
  • terry c.

    Very good maintenance being done, have revamped toys r us side since ive last been. Looking nearly as nice as our premier league stadium!!!

    terry conley · June 8, 2012
  • James D.

    There is a Costa Coffee just outside the north entrance, cheaper coffee than the station and a lot warmer too!

    James Doc · June 5, 2012
  • Amir S.

    Do you want to get a seat, try the couches on either ends!!!!

    Amir Shafaie · April 19, 2012
  • Snare V.

    A place with trains....

    Snare Van Damm · March 27, 2012
  • N'emerge A.

    Make sure you charge up any smartphones laptops and tablets fully before coming here. Not very many power points in the upper crust cafe!

    N'emerge Artists · March 16, 2012
  • Mike K.

    This station is great if you do not need to switch platforms! Close the docks and local hotels.

    Mike Kelly · February 25, 2012
  • Jasmine S.

    Cannot bring surf boards over 6'6"!

    Jasmine Smith · January 26, 2012
  • Maria Jose S.

    The elevators are vary slow, take them only if you have at least 5' before your train departs

    Maria Jose Serres · December 24, 2011
  • Matt C.

    The cookies you can buy at the platform shop are crispy, not gooey. :(

    Matt Cheetham · December 20, 2011
  • Rory H.

    The best place to visit in Southampton as it allows you to leave.

    Rory Heard · December 15, 2011
  • PJ F.

    Turn right then left for fabulous food in Caffexpresso 1 minute away

    PJ F · December 9, 2011
  • 🎅Matt B.

    Type 'bite card' into google a they're free with no strings attached - no spam or anything. They give you 20% off food and drinks in all railway station outlets :) very handy for students!!

    🎅Matt Baxter · October 24, 2011
  • Andy M.

    Simon H is correct, this is a perfect place if you are after a train. Very little in the way of garden furniture however.

    Andy Millward · October 16, 2011
  • Kieran T. cheapest site for a ticket and no booking fees! :)

    Kieran Tomlinson · September 28, 2011
  • Maria Jose S.

    Takes 10' to reach central from Airport

    Maria Jose Serres · September 8, 2011