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There are 6 ways to get from London to Southport by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Wigan North Western
  2. Take the train from Wigan Wallgate to Southport

£80 - £260

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Bus  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place National Express

£13 - £17

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Night train  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the night train from London Euston to Preston

£44 - £50

Drive  •  3h 45m

  1. Drive from London Paddington to Southport 218.4 miles

£30 - £50

Fly from London Heathrow, train  •  4h 52m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Wigan North Western
  3. Take the train from Wigan Wallgate to Southport

£57 - £275

Train to Southampton, fly, train  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Wigan North Western

£96 - £647

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The cheapest way to get from London to Southport is to bus which costs £12 - £17 and takes 7h 12m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Southport is to train which takes 2h 51m and costs £80 - £260.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Southport. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Southport, Duke Street via Queen Square Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Southport. However, there are services departing from London Euston and arriving at Southport via Wigan Wallgate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 51m.

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The distance between London and Southport is 192 miles. The road distance is 218.4 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Southport without a car is to train which takes 2h 51m and costs £80 - £260.

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It takes approximately 2h 51m to get from London to Southport, including transfers.

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London to Southport bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Southport train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from London Euston station.

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The best way to get from London to Southport is to train which takes 2h 51m and costs £80 - £260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £17 and takes 7h 12m.

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Map of how to get from London to Southport.
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  • Distance: 192.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 51m

What companies run services between London, England and Southport, England?

You can take a train from London Euston to Southport via Wigan North Western and Wigan Wallgate in around 2h 51m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place twice daily. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 5h 40m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £270
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£65 - £160
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£65 - £170
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Wigan Wallgate to Southport
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £13
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£7 - £10
Anytime Day 1st Class
£9 - £13
Train from Manchester Airport to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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

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

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London to Southport train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Southport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Southport is 218 miles. It takes approximately 3h 45m to drive from London to Southport.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 920+ hotels available in Southport. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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