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

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 59 min

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

$141 - $217

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Bus  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Heathrow Airport London T5 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T5 to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade National Express / ...

$30 - $39

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Train CrossCountry  •  5 h 17 min

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

$100 - $158

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  7 h 33 min

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

$116 - $193

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Southampton 237.9 miles

$50 - $75

Train to Manchester, fly  •  3 h 48 min

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

$57 - $201

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly  •  4 h 41 min

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

$107 - $311

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The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Southampton is to bus which costs £22 - £30 and takes 7 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Southampton is to train and fly which costs £40 - £160 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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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 Heathrow Airport London T5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 46 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 5 h 17 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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The best way to get from Liverpool to Southampton without a car is to train which takes 3 h 59 min and costs £100 - £170.

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It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Liverpool to Southampton, including transfers.

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Liverpool to Southampton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place.

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Liverpool to Southampton train services, operated by West Midlands, depart from Liverpool Lime Street station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Southampton is to train which takes 3 h 59 min and costs £100 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £30 and takes 7 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Southampton.
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  • Distance: 186.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 59 min

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

You can take a train from Liverpool to Southampton via London Euston, Euston station, Waterloo station, and London Waterloo in around 3 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Southampton via Heathrow Airport London T5 in around 7 h 46 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h
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
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
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
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 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $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 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Bus operators
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 Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Heathrow Airport London T5
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T5 to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Southampton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Liverpool to Southampton train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Southampton Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Liverpool to Southampton is 238 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to drive from Liverpool to Southampton.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Southampton Airport.

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