There are 5 ways to get from Southampton to Crawley by train, bus, night bus or car

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Recommended option

Train via Horsham  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Horsham

$41 - $64

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the night bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Gatwick Airport London North National Express

$26 - $33

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Crawley

$40 - $65

Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to North Terminal Bus Station 206 / ...

$26 - $33

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Crawley 70 miles

$15 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Crawley is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Crawley is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Crawley. However, there are services departing from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station and arriving at Crawley, Exchange Road (Kilnmead) via North Terminal Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Crawley. Services depart six times a week. The journey takes approximately 2 h 7 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Crawley is 55 miles. The road distance is 70 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Crawley without a car is to train which takes 1 h 52 min and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1 h 52 min to get from Southampton to Crawley, including transfers.

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Southampton to Crawley bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton City Centre, Coach Station.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Crawley.
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  • Distance: 55.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 52 min

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

Southern operates a train from Southampton to Crawley hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 33 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Southampton to Crawley every 2 hours. Tickets cost $21 - $29 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Horsham
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Crawley
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to North Terminal Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Gatwick Airport London North
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
nationalexpress.com

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