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

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  •  3 h 55 min

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

$63 - $97

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Highfield, Southampton Uni Interchange to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 032
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford
  3. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) 71 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue 102 / ...

$37 - $59

2 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton to Heathrow Airport London National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London to Colchester National Express / ...

$60 - $77

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Harwich 173.5 miles

$35 - $55

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Harwich via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Stratford Underground Station, Stratford (London), and Manningtree in around 3 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Harwich via Heathrow Airport London, Colchester, and Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) in around 7 h 24 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Colchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Highfield, Southampton Uni Interchange to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Panther Travel
Phone
+44 7918 649427
Email
info@bigblackpanther.com
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Southampton to Harwich?

The distance between Southampton and Harwich is 219 km. The road distance is 278 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Southampton to Harwich?

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Harwich is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2 h 52 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Southampton to Harwich?

The quickest way to get from Southampton to Harwich is to drive which takes 2 h 52 min and costs £26 - £40.

Is there a direct bus between Southampton and Harwich?

No, there is no direct bus from Southampton to Harwich. However, there are services departing from Southampton and arriving at Harwich, Mayflower Avenue via Heathrow Airport London and Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 24 min.

How long does it take to get from Southampton to Harwich?

It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Southampton to Harwich, including transfers.