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There are 4 ways to get from Eastbourne to Southampton by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the train from Eastbourne to Brighton
  2. Take the train from Brighton to Southampton Central

$44 - $81

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Bus  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Eastbourne to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade National Express

$11 - $15

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Eastbourne Town Centre, Gildredge Road to Brighton Station 12 - Coaster
  2. Take the train from Brighton to Southampton Central

$30 - $60

Drive  •  1h 36m

  1. Drive from Eastbourne to Southampton 85.1 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Eastbourne to Southampton is to bus which costs £8 - £12 and takes 4h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Eastbourne to Southampton is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Eastbourne and arriving at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Eastbourne to Southampton. However, there are services departing from Eastbourne and arriving at Southampton Central via Brighton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 2m.

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The distance between Eastbourne and Southampton is 75 miles. The road distance is 85.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Eastbourne to Southampton without a car is to train which takes 3h 2m and costs £30 - £65.

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It takes approximately 3h 2m to get from Eastbourne to Southampton, including transfers.

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Eastbourne to Southampton bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Eastbourne station.

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Eastbourne to Southampton train services, operated by Southern, depart from Eastbourne station.

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The best way to get from Eastbourne to Southampton is to train which takes 3h 2m and costs £30 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £12 and takes 4h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Eastbourne to Southampton.
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  • Distance: 74.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 2m

What companies run services between Eastbourne, England and Southampton, England?

You can take a train from Eastbourne to Southampton via Brighton in around 3h 2m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Eastbourne to Southampton once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $15 and the journey takes 4h 5m.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Eastbourne to Brighton
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Brighton to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
Bus operators
Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company
Phone
01273 886200
Email
info@buses.co.uk
Website
buses.co.uk
Bus from Eastbourne Town Centre, Gildredge Road to Brighton Station
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
buses.co.uk
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 from Eastbourne to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
National Express

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Eastbourne to Southampton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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Eastbourne to Southampton train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Southampton Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Eastbourne to Southampton is 85 miles. It takes approximately 1h 36m to drive from Eastbourne to Southampton.

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