There are 5 ways to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Chard by train, bus, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Salisbury
  2. Take the train from Salisbury to Axminster

$38 - $68

Cheapest option

Bus, line 96 bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road 206 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Yeovil
  3. Take the line 96 bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Chard, Boden Street 96 / ...

$27 - $69

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Dorchester South
  2. Take the bus from Dorchester, South Station to Axminster, Trinity Square X51

$30 - $43

Drive  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Chard 84.2 miles

$18 - $27

Towncar  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take a town car from Southampton Airport to Chard 84.2 miles

$170 - $250

Questions & Answers

The distance between Southampton Airport (SOU) and Chard is 71 miles. The road distance is 84.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Chard without a car is to train which takes 4 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Chard, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Chard is to train which takes 4 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 96 bus, which costs and takes 7 h 17 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton Airport (SOU) to Chard is 84 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Chard.

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Map of how to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Chard.
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  • Distance: 70.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

What companies run services between Southampton Airport (SOU), England and Chard, England?

You can take a train from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Chard via Salisbury, Axminster, and Axminster, Rail Station in around 4 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Chard via Southampton Central, Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade, Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road, Yeovil, and Yeovil, Bus Station in around 7 h 17 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Salisbury to Axminster
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Dorchester South
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $28
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 Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Yeovil
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
South West Coaches
Website
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Chard, Boden Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Southampton Airport to Chard
Estimated price
$170 - $250

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