There are 5 ways to get from Maidstone 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 South Western Railway  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Maidstone East to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Southampton Central

$48 - $76

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Maidstone to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Southampton City Centre, Coach Station 032 / ...

$18 - $26

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Maidstone East to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Southampton Central

$82 - $125

Line 7 bus, bus, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the line 7 bus from Maidstone, Bower Place to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial 6 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Crawley, Bus Station (Station Way) 291
  3. Take the train from Crawley to Southampton Central

$52 - $80

Drive  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Maidstone to Southampton 111.5 miles

$23 - $35

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

You can take a train from Maidstone to Southampton via London Victoria and Clapham Junction in around 3 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Maidstone to Southampton via London Victoria Coach Station and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 4 h 35 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Crawley to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Maidstone to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Southampton City Centre, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Maidstone, Bower Place to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Crawley, Bus Station (Station Way)
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Maidstone and Southampton is 140 km. The road distance is 178 km.

The cheapest way to get from Maidstone to Southampton is to bus which costs £13 - £20 and takes 4 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Maidstone to Southampton is to drive which takes 1 h 53 min and costs £17 - £26.

No, there is no direct train from Maidstone to Southampton. However, there are services departing from Maidstone East and arriving at Southampton Central via London Victoria and Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 8 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Maidstone to Southampton. However, there are services departing from Maidstone and arriving at Southampton City Centre, Coach Station via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Maidstone to Southampton, including transfers.