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

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Train  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Braintree

$47 - $71

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Train, bus, line 133 bus  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  3. Take the bus from King's Cross St. Pancras to London Stansted Airport
  4. Take the line 133 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park 133

$76 - $115

Bus  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Braintree National Express / ...

$47 - $56

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Braintree 138.5 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Braintree is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Braintree is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Braintree. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Braintree via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 14 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Braintree is 109 miles. The road distance is 138.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Braintree without a car is to train which takes 3 h 20 min and costs £35 - £55.

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Southampton to Braintree, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Southampton to Braintree is to train which takes 3 h 20 min and costs £35 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £45 and takes 5 h 14 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Braintree is 138 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to drive from Southampton to Braintree.

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  • Distance: 108.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Braintree via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Stratford station, and Stratford (London) in around 3 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Braintree via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 5 h 14 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Bus operators
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from King's Cross St. Pancras to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
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Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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arrivabus.co.uk
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Braintree
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
National Express

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