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

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Train South Western Railway  •  3h 43m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Birchington-on-Sea

$56 - $119

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Bus  •  5h 55m

  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 Birchington-on-Sea National Express / ...

$20 - $27

2 alternative options

Train  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Birchington-on-Sea

$91 - $140

Drive  •  2h 28m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Birchington 148.5 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Birchington is to bus which costs £15 - £22 and takes 5h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Birchington is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 2h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Birchington. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Birchington-on-Sea via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Birchington. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Birchington-on-Sea via Clapham Junction and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 43m.

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The distance between Southampton and Birchington is 123 miles. The road distance is 148.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Birchington without a car is to train which takes 3h 43m and costs £40 - £95.

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It takes approximately 3h 43m to get from Southampton to Birchington, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Southampton to Birchington is to train which takes 3h 43m and costs £40 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £22 and takes 5h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Birchington.
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  • Distance: 122.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 43m

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Birchington via Clapham Junction and London Victoria in around 3h 43m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Birchington via London Victoria Coach Station in around 5h 55m.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birchington-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express

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Southampton to Birchington bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birchington-on-Sea station.

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Southampton to Birchington train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Birchington-on-Sea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Birchington is 148 miles. It takes approximately 2h 28m to drive from Southampton to Birchington.

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