There are 7 ways to get from Southampton to East Midlands Airport (EMA) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Derby

$83 - $123

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Bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express

$21 - $27

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Train via Birmingham New Street  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Derby

$108 - $162

Train via Birmingham New Street #2  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Long Eaton

$107 - $166

Bus via Heathrow Central Bus Station  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 203 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) 240 / ...

$63 - $76

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to East Midlands Airport (EMA) 157.1 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to East Midlands (EMA) SOU - EMA

$112 - $526

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to East Midlands Airport (EMA) is to bus which costs £16 - £21 and takes 6 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to East Midlands Airport (EMA) is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 2 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to East Midlands Airport (EMA). However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) via St Margaret's Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 25 min.

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The distance between Southampton and East Midlands Airport (EMA) is 134 miles. The road distance is 157.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to East Midlands Airport (EMA) without a car is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs £60 - £95.

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Southampton to East Midlands Airport (EMA), including transfers.

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Southampton to East Midlands Airport (EMA) 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 East Midlands Airport (EMA) is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs £60 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £21 and takes 6 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs £85 - £410 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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There is no direct flight from Southampton Airport to East Midlands Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Southampton to East Midlands Airport (EMA) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to East Midlands Airport (EMA).
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  • Distance: 133.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

What companies run services between Southampton, England and East Midlands Airport (EMA), England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Southampton to East Midlands Airport (EMA) 5 times a day. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 3 h 9 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Southampton to East Midlands Airport (EMA) once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $22 and the journey takes 5 h 20 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Manchester, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Manchester, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Manchester, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Edinburgh, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Glasgow, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Belfast City, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Manchester, Jersey
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Derby
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $95
Train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
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 Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to East Midlands Airport (EMA) is 157 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to drive from Southampton to East Midlands Airport (EMA).

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Flybe offers flights from Southampton Airport to East Midlands Airport.

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There are 406+ hotels available in East Midlands Airport (EMA). Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs £1 - £28.

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