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

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Train  •  2h 9m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Upper Halliford

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Bus  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Heathrow Airport London T5 National Express

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Bus, line 111 bus  •  3h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton East Park Terrace 1 to London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3 Poole Dorset - Leeds Bus Station
  2. Take the line 111 bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cromwell Road Bus Station 111 / ...

Drive  •  1h 6m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Charlton 64.5 miles

Southampton to Charlton by train

The train journey time between Southampton and Charlton is around 2h 22m and covers a distance of around 91 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 27 min. The fastest train normally takes 1h 59m. Operated by South Western Railway, the Southampton to Charlton train service departs from Southampton Central and arrives in Upper Halliford. Typically 129 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
1h 54m
Layover time:
27 min
Total time:
2h 22m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
1h 59m
Train distance:
91 miles
Trains per week:
129
Cheapest price:
£39
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:49
Last train departs at:
23:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Southampton to Charlton train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Charlton is to bus which costs £9 - £13 and takes 3h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Charlton is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Ashford Common, Norman Road via Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 and Elmsleigh Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Upper Halliford via Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 9m.

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The distance between Southampton and Charlton is 55 miles. The road distance is 64.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Charlton without a car is to train which takes 2h 9m and costs £35 - £80.

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It takes approximately 2h 9m to get from Southampton to Charlton, including transfers.

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Southampton to Charlton bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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

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The best way to get from Southampton to Charlton is to train which takes 2h 9m and costs £35 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £13 and takes 3h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Charlton.
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  • Distance: 54.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 9m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Charlton, Surrey, England?

You can take a train from Southampton to Charlton via Clapham Junction in around 2h 9m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Heathrow Airport London T5 every 4 hours. Tickets cost £5 - £8 and the journey takes 1h 50m.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £65
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£55 - £65
Train from Clapham Junction to Upper Halliford
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £13
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£6 - £9
Anytime Day 1st Class
£11 - £13
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 Heathrow Airport London T5
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Southampton East Park Terrace 1 to London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£8 - £14
Website
Megabus UK
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cromwell Road Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London

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Southampton to Charlton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Heathrow Airport London T5 station.

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Southampton to Charlton train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Upper Halliford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Charlton is 65 miles. It takes approximately 1h 6m to drive from Southampton to Charlton.

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