There are 7 ways to get from Liverpool to Southampton by train, bus, car or plane

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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

$138 - $213

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade National Express / ...

$29 - $38

5 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central

$99 - $147

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Southampton Central

$106 - $192

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Southampton 237.9 miles

$50 - $75

Train to Manchester, fly  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southampton (SOU) MAN - SOU

$57 - $197

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Southampton (SOU) LBA - SOU

$111 - $310

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Southampton is to bus which costs £22 - £30 and takes 7 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Southampton is to train and fly which costs £45 - £160 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Southampton is 187 miles. The road distance is 237.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to get from Liverpool to Southampton, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool station to Southampton station. However, there are services departing from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place and arriving at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade via London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Liverpool to Southampton. However, there are services departing from Liverpool Lime Street and arriving at Southampton Central via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 57 min.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Southampton.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 186.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 4 min

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

You can take a train from Liverpool to Southampton via London Euston, Euston Underground Station, Waterloo Underground Station, and London Waterloo in around 4 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Southampton via London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 in around 7 h 34 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
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
$50 - $80
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $100
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com

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