There are 5 ways to get from Southampton to Ashford 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  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Ashford International Est

$60 - $102

Cheapest option

Bus, line 1 bus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 032 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Canterbury
  3. Take the line 1 bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Ashford, Park Street (Charter House) 1 / ...

$24 - $29

3 alternative options

Train Southern  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Brighton
  2. Take the train from Brighton to Ashford International

$76 - $129

Bus, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton to Eastbourne National Express
  2. Take the train from Eastbourne to Ashford International

$39 - $56

Drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Ashford 129.9 miles

$27 - $45

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Ashford via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and St Pancras International in around 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Ashford via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London, Canterbury, and Canterbury, Bus Station in around 5 h 26 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Ashford(Kent) Int.
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$60 - $70
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Eastbourne to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $35
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton to Eastbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Ashford, Park Street (Charter House)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Southampton to Ashford?

The distance between Southampton and Ashford is 162 km. The road distance is 208 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Southampton to Ashford?

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Ashford is to bus and line 1 bus which costs £17 - £21 and takes 5 h 26 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Southampton to Ashford?

The quickest way to get from Southampton to Ashford is to drive which takes 2 h 10 min and costs £19 - £29.

Is there a direct train between Southampton and Ashford?

No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Ashford. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Ashford International via Brighton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 21 min.

Is there a direct bus between Southampton and Ashford?

No, there is no direct bus from Southampton to Ashford. However, there are services departing from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station and arriving at Ashford, Park Street (Charter House) via London and Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 26 min.

How long does it take to get from Southampton to Ashford?

It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Southampton to Ashford, including transfers.