There are 7 ways to get from Southampton to Boston by train, bus, car or plane

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 via King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Grantham
  3. Take the train from Grantham to Boston

$69 - $127

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 032 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Boston National Express

$23 - $31

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Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Nottingham
  3. Take the train from Nottingham to Boston

$137 - $208

Train Thameslink  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Horsham
  2. Take the train from Horsham to Peterborough

$100 - $138

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Boston 188.1 miles

$40 - $60

Fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) SOU - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Grantham
  3. Take the train from Grantham to Boston

$117 - $324

Fly to Manchester, train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Doncaster
  3. Take the train from Doncaster to Grantham
  4. Take the train from Grantham to Boston

$102 - $269

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Boston is to bus which costs £17 - £24 and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Boston is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Boston is 156 miles. The road distance is 188.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Southampton to Boston, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Boston. However, there are services departing from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station and arriving at Boston via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Boston. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Boston via Birmingham New Street and Nottingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 31 min.

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Boston via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Leicester Square Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, London Kings Cross, and Grantham in around 4 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Boston via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and London Victoria Coach Station in around 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Grantham
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from Leeds to Grantham
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$19 - $29
1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Doncaster to Grantham
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$28 - $45
Hull Trains
Phone
+44 345 071 0222
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Grantham
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Super Off-Peak Single
$55 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $85
Train from Doncaster to Grantham
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $29
Super Off-Peak Single
$26 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $34
Anytime Single
$35 - $45
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Grantham to Boston
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Single
$22 - $35
Train from Nottingham to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $95
Train from Birmingham New Street to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$28 - $45
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
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 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com

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