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There are 4 ways to get from Southampton to Ashford by train, bus or car

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Train South Western Railway  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo East to Ashford International

$54 - $80

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Bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Ashford, Kent National Express / ...

$19 - $26

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Brighton
  2. Take the train from Hampden Park (Sussex) to Ashford International

$70 - $119

Drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Ashford 129.9 miles

$27 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Ashford is to bus which costs £14 - £21 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Ashford is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Ashford. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Ashford, Kent via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Ashford. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Ashford International via London Waterloo East. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Ashford is 101 miles. The road distance is 129.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Ashford without a car is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs £40 - £65.

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Southampton to Ashford, including transfers.

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Southampton to Ashford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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Southampton to Ashford train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Southampton Central station.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Ashford is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £21 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Ashford.
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  • Distance: 101 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 4 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Ashford via London Waterloo and London Waterloo East in around 3 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Ashford via London Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 50 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Hampden Park (Sussex) to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $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 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Ashford, Kent
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express

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Southampton to Ashford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Ashford, Kent station.

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Southampton to Ashford train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Ashford International station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Ashford is 130 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to drive from Southampton to Ashford.

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