South Western Railway

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South Western Railway

General

South Western Railway is one of the main rail operators in the South of the UK and runs trains from London to Portsmouth, Southampton, Bournemouth and Weymouth. 

South Western Railway also operates the onle train line on the Isle of Wight between Ryde and Shanklin.   

Map

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Seat reservations are optional
  • At-seat catering is available on most trains 
  • Free wifi

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Solo seats 
  • A seat reservation is included if you buy online 
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power sockets at all seats 
  • Free wifi 
  • Free hot drink before 10am

Catering
For second class passengers at-seat catering is available on most trains.  

Wifi
Wifi is available for free 

Power sockets  
Available at all 1st class seats.

Children

  • Children up to 4 years travel for free when they don't need an own seat.
  • Children from 5 untill 15 years get a 50% discount on most tickets
  • Seat reservations are possible for kids between 5 and 15, but not for children below 5 years. 

Animals
Small dogs, cats and other small are allowed, max. 2 per person. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times unless contained in a basket. 
Dogs without leads, cats, birds and small animals must be carried in an enclosed basket, cage or pet carrier. Animals and containers must not occupy seats, otherwise a charge will be made. 

Luggage
Officially there is a luggage limit of two large suitcases per passengers with the height+width+length not larger than 158 cm and not heavier then 32 kg each, but in practice this isn't enforced.  There are luggage racks for big suitcases and backpacks near the entrance doors, for smaller bags there is space in the overhead luggage racks and under your seat. 

Boarding 
No. 

Railcards  
You can use all national Railcards on all trains of Arriva Trains Wales. 

Interrail / Eurail / BritRail 
Passengers with a valid BritRailInterrail or Eurail-pass can use all trains of Arriva Trains Wales. Seat reservations are optional and can be made up to one day in advance. 

Groups 
For groups from 6 persons we offer special group fares, see Group travel by train.

Business
The first class offers all the amenities needed for the business traveller to work and relax on board including special departure lounges, flexible fares and meals and wifi on board. See also Business travel by train.

At the station
Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.   

London Victoria - Info

Railway Station London

"London Victoria" is one of the main stations in London and is the starting station for trains to Southampton, Portsmouth and Brighton. 

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 04:00 - 01:00
  • Sunday 06:00 - 01:00

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Bicycle hire: There are Santander hire cycles available near this station. See Santander Bike Hire for further details
  • First class lounge: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Left luggage:  Situated on platform 10. Mon - Sun 07:00 - 23:00
  • Parking: yes, http://www.trainstationparking.co.uk/

To the Big Ben: 

  • Underground: District to Upminster
  • Walking: 20 minutes
  • Bike: 10 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 24, 11 
  • Taxi: 10 minutes

To London Waterloo: 

  • Underground: -
  • Walking: 33 minutes
  • Bike: 12 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 507
  • Taxi: 14 minutes

To London Kings Cross / St Pancras International: 

  • Underground: Victoria to Walthamstow Central
  • Walking: 72 minutes
  • Bike: 28 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 24
  • Taxi: 22 minutes

To London Euston: 

  • Underground: Victoria to Walthamstow Central  
  • Walking: 62 minutes
  • Bike: 22 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 24
  • Taxi: 18 minutes

Finding your platform:
Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

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Southamption Central - Info

Railway Station Southamption

"Southamption Central" is the name of the main train station of Southamption.  

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday - Friday 05:40 - 20:45
  • Saturday 06:00 - 20:45
  • Sunday 06:30 - 20:45

Facilities 

To the city centre

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes
  • Tram: -
  • Bus: 2 minutes
  • Taxi: yes

To the port: 
'UniLink' bus route U1 provides a regular service from the station forecourt to the Town Quay. For details: www.unilinkbus.co.uk

To the airport: 
Frequent trains to Southampton Airport. 

Finding your platform:
Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

Southampton Central - Hotels near the station

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  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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Portsmouth & Southsea - Info

Railway Station Portsmouth

"Portsmouth & Southsea" is the name of the main train station of Portsmouth.  

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday - Friday 05:40 - 20:30
  • Saturday 05:40 - 20:30
  • Sunday 06:40 - 20:40

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Bicycle hire: no
  • First class lounge: no
  • Wifi: yes
  • Left luggage:  no
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes
  • Tram: -
  • Bus: 2 minutes
  • Taxi: yes

To the airport: 
Frequent trains to Southampton Airport. 

Finding your platform:
Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

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5-minutes' walk from the train station and very near to the sea and city centre. Modern, clean, spacious. High ratings.    

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