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

Train  •  3 h 4 min

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

$44 - $81

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 50 min

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

$11 - $15

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Eastbourne Town Centre, Gildredge Road (Ivy Terrace) to Brighton Station 12|Coaster / ...
  2. Take the train from Brighton to Southampton Central

$38 - $68

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  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 3 h 50 min.

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

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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 3 h 50 min.

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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 3 h 4 min.

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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 3 h 4 min and costs £30 - £65.

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min 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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Map of how to get from Eastbourne to Southampton.
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  • Distance: 74.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 4 min

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

You can take a train from Eastbourne to Southampton via Brighton in around 3 h 4 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Eastbourne to Southampton once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $15 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Eastbourne to Brighton
Ave. Duration
37 min
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
1 h 47 min
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
1 h 38 min
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 (Ivy Terrace) to Brighton Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9
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
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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