There are 6 ways to get from Belfast to Southampton by plane, car ferry, bus, train, 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.

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Fly  •  2 h 46 min

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

$56 - $285

5 alternative options

Car ferry, bus, train  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  4. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

$317 - $472

Car ferry, train  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Take the car ferry 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

$141 - $203

Car ferry, train via Newport (S Wales)  •  16 h 24 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
  2. Take the train from Chester to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Southampton Central

$155 - $238

Bus, bus and ferry  •  18 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras X2a / ...
  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

$69 - $85

Car ferry, drive  •  9 h 48 min

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

$129 - $179

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Southampton is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £50 - £65 and takes 18 h 57 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Southampton station. 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.

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The distance between Belfast and Southampton is 319 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Southampton without a car is to car ferry and bus and train which takes 12 h 58 min and costs £240 - £370.

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

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Belfast to Southampton bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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The quickest flight from Belfast City Airport to Southampton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Belfast to Southampton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton City Centre, Coach Station.

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Flybe offers flights from Belfast City Airport to Southampton Airport.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Southampton.
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  • Distance: 319.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 46 min

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

Flybe flies from Belfast to Southampton 5 times a day.

Airlines
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 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $100
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
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 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$169
Car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$225

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