There are 5 ways to get from Maidstone to Southampton by train, bus or car

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Train South Western Railway  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Paddock Wood to London Waterloo East
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

$54 - $79

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Bus  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Maidstone West Railway Station to Westminster Pier 774 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Southampton City Centre, Coach Station 032 / ...

$25 - $30

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Train Southern  •  4 h 34 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  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the line 7 bus from Maidstone West Railway Station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial 7 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Three Bridges Station 291
  3. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London North to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade 206

$44 - $52

Drive  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Maidstone to Southampton 111.5 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Maidstone to Southampton is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 1 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Maidstone to Southampton is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 1 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Maidstone station to Southampton station. However, there are services departing from Maidstone West Railway Station and arriving at Southampton City Centre, Coach Station via Westminster, Parliament Square and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Maidstone to Southampton. However, there are services departing from Maidstone West and arriving at Southampton Central via Paddock Wood and London Waterloo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between Maidstone and Southampton is 88 miles. The road distance is 111.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Maidstone to Southampton without a car is to train which takes 3 h 15 min and costs £40 - £60.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Maidstone to Southampton, including transfers.

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Maidstone to Southampton bus services, operated by The Kings Ferry, arrive at Maidstone West Railway Station.

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Maidstone to Southampton train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Paddock Wood station.

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The best way to get from Maidstone to Southampton is to train which takes 3 h 15 min and costs £40 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £23 and takes 5 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from Maidstone to Southampton.
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  • Distance: 87.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

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

You can take a train from Maidstone to Southampton via Paddock Wood, London Waterloo East, and London Waterloo in around 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Maidstone to Southampton via Westminster Pier, Westminster, Parliament Square, and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 27 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Paddock Wood to London Waterloo East
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $27
Train from Maidstone East to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Bus operators
The Kings Ferry
Phone
+44 1634 377577
Email
sales@thekingsferry.co.uk
Website
thekingsferry.co.uk
Bus from Maidstone West Railway Station to Westminster Pier
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
thekingsferry.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 Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Southampton City Centre, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London North to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Maidstone West Railway Station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Metrobus
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Three Bridges Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Website
metrobus.co.uk

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Maidstone to Southampton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton City Centre, Coach Station.

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Maidstone to Southampton train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Southampton Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Maidstone to Southampton is 111 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 53 min to drive from Maidstone to Southampton.

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