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

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Recommended option

Train via Manningtree  •  3 h 51 min

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

$57 - $86

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  7 h 47 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 / ...

$33 - $54

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Thorpe-le-Soken

$61 - $90

Bus  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 203 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Colchester National Express / ...

$56 - $70

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Harwich 173.5 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Harwich is to bus and train which costs £25 - £45 and takes 7 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Harwich is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Harwich is 137 miles. The road distance is 173.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Southampton to Harwich, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Harwich. However, there are services departing from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station and arriving at Harwich, Mayflower Avenue via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 and Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 16 min.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Harwich without a car is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs £40 - £70.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Harwich.
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  • Distance: 137 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

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 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Harwich via Heathrow Central Bus Station, London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3, Colchester, and Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) in around 7 h 16 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Thorpe-le-Soken
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 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
$13 - $19
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Colchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Highfield, Southampton Uni Interchange to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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