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There are 5 ways to get from Nelson to Southport by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train via Wigan North Western  •  2h 27m

  1. Take the train from Nelson to Preston
  2. Take the train from Wigan Wallgate to Southport

$20 - $45

4 alternative options

Train  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the train from Burnley Manchester Road to Southport

$21 - $35

Bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Nelson to Bolton National Express
  2. Take the bus from Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station to Southport, The Monument 347

Taxi  •  53m

  1. Take a taxi from Nelson to Southport 44.6 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  53m

  1. Drive from Nelson to Southport 44.6 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Nelson to Southport is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Nelson to Southport is to taxi which costs £120 - £150 and takes 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nelson to Southport. However, there are services departing from Nelson and arriving at Southport via Preston and Wigan Wallgate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 27m.

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The distance between Nelson and Southport is 36 miles. The road distance is 44.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Nelson to Southport without a car is to train which takes 2h 27m and costs £15 - £35.

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It takes approximately 2h 27m to get from Nelson to Southport, including transfers.

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Nelson to Southport train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Nelson station.

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The best way to get from Nelson to Southport is to train which takes 2h 27m and costs £15 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4h 40m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nelson to Southport is 45 miles. It takes approximately 53m to drive from Nelson to Southport.

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Map of how to get from Nelson to Southport.
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  • Distance: 35.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 27m

What companies run services between Nelson, Lancashire, England and Southport, England?

You can take a train from Nelson to Southport via Preston, Wigan North Western, and Wigan Wallgate in around 2h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nelson to Southport via Bolton, Bolton, Chorley, and Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station in around 4h 40m.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Nelson to Preston
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Wigan Wallgate to Southport
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Burnley Manchester Road to Southport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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 Nelson to Bolton
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
National Express
Preston Bus
Phone
01772 253671
Website
prestonbus.co.uk
Bus from Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station to Southport, The Monument
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
prestonbus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Nelson to Southport
Ave. Duration
53m
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Metro Taxis Bradford
Phone
+44 127 4733733
Website
metrotaxis.co.uk

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