Southampton Central


Southampton Central station
Blechynden Terrace
SO15 1AL

Ticket office

Monday to Friday: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday: 7:15 AM to 6:00 PM

General information

Station Operator: SW
Station Code: SOU
Staffing Level: fullTime

Ticket buying & collection

Oyster Pre Pay: No
Oyster Validator: No
Smartcard Issued: Yes
Smartcard Validaton: Yes
Oyster Topup: No
Prepurchase Collection: Yes
Smartcard Topup: Yes
Ticket Machine: Yes
Penalty Fares: Applicable Operators: South Western Railway
Ticket Office Note:

In main entrance and both booking halls

Passenger services

Lost Property Contact Available: No
Website: Go to website
Ticket Gate: Yes
Customer Services:

Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650

Customer Help Points: Yes
Customer Help Points Note:

Help points are available on all platforms

Station facilities

ATM Machine: Yes
Baby Change: Yes
Seated Area: Yes
Shops: Yes
Station Buffet: Yes
Telephones (Cards & Coins): No
Toilets: Yes
Toilets Note: The toilets are located in the Waiting Rooms on Platforms 1 and 4. The National key toilets are located on Platforms 1 and 4; these toilets are operated by a radar key. A radar key is available from station staff upon request. A 'National Key Scheme' key [RADAR] can be purchased by contacting the following. Address: 12 City Forum, 250 City Road, London, EC1V 8AF. Tel: 020 7250 3222. Minicom: 020 7250 4119. Fax: 020 7250 0212. Email:
Waiting Room: Yes
Waiting Room Note:

All platforms. Waiting rooms are heated and seating complies with Code of Practice.

Car parking

Car parking: Yes

Station Car Park - upside

Spaces: 182
Annual Charge: £1149.00
Daily Charge: £9.30
Monthly Charge: £125.90
Off Peak Charge: £3.50
Three Monthly Charge: £377.70
Weekly Charge: £45.90
Car Parking Contact Available: No
Website: Go to website

Weekend tickets available after 1200 Friday £10.00

Off Peak from 1600 Monday to Sunday


Cycle Storage Availability: Yes
Sheltered: yes
Spaces: 392
Type: Lockers

Platform 1 - 200 spaces

Platform 4 - 44 spaces

Outside Platform 4 entrance - 4 spaces

Outside Platform 1 entrance - A new bike hut with 140 two tier spaces

Cycle Storage CCTV: Yes

Other transport

Location for rail replacement services:

Rail replacement bus service goes from the north side (Blechynden Terrace) during engineering works. Overnight onward transport goes from the South side (West Quay side)

Taxi Rank: Yes
Taxi Rank Note:

Yes outside Platform 4 exit 

Bus Service: Yes
Bus Service Note:

Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here


Accessible Booking Office Counter: Yes
Accessible Public Telephones: No
Accessible Toilets: Yes
Induction Loop: Yes
Wheelchairs Available: Yes
Ramp For Train Access: Yes
Step Free Access: Yes
Step Free Access Note:

Step-free category A Station - This station has step-free access to all platforms.

Please be aware that this station has no tactile paving on the platform edge.

Accessible Taxis: No
Accessible Ticket Machines: Yes
Accessible Ticket Machines Note:

All South Western Railway ticket machines are able to sell tickets with Disabled Persons Railcard discounts. All machines are accessible, however the station may not be so please check the station access note for further details

Impaired Mobility Set Down: Yes
Staff Help Available: Yes
Staff Help Available Opening Times: Monday 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Tuesday 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Wednesday 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Thursday 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Friday 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Saturday 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Sunday 12:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Staff Help Available Note:

The station is staffed 24 hours a day. 

Assisted Travel:

Assistance from station staff is available to customers boarding and alighting trains, and moving through this station - at all times trains are running. Please make yourself known to staff at the Ticket Gateline. You can book assistance up to 2 hours before your journey when travelling on South Western Railway. Planning in advance isn't always possible so do not worry if you haven't booked - our staff will do their best to assist you onto your preferred train.

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The information in this document was generated 9/9/2022 12:25:59 PM