There are 9 ways to get from Belfast to Southampton by plane, train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Belfast City to Southampton  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Southampton (SOU) BHD - SOU

$56 - $285

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  18 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Southampton City Centre, Coach Station 032

$55 - $77

7 alternative options

Fly Belfast City to London City, train  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to London City (LCY) BHD - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

$91 - $278

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick, train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to London Gatwick (LGW) BFS - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Southampton Central

$70 - $200

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Bristol (BRS) BFS - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central

$92 - $230

Car ferry, bus, train  •  12 h 23 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to London Euston
  4. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

$251 - $386

Carferry, train  •  14 h 7 min

  1. Take the carferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central

$146 - $205

Car ferry, bus  •  16 h 27 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan to Birmingham
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham to Southampton

$81 - $94

Car ferry, drive  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Drive from Cairnryan to Southampton

$130 - $180

Questions & Answers

The distance between Belfast and Southampton is 511 km.

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Southampton is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £40 - £60 and takes 18 h 57 min.

The quickest way to get from Belfast to Southampton is to fly which takes 2 h 46 min and costs £40 - £220.

No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Southampton. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Southampton City Centre, Coach Station via Dublin and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 57 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from Belfast to Southampton, including transfers.

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Southampton, England?

Flybe flies from Belfast to Southampton every 4 hours.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cairnryan to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Southampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Southampton City Centre, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$41
Small Car
$173
Car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$41
Small Car
$231

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