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

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Train  •  3h 46m

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

$57 - $87

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Train, bus  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford
  3. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street 70 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, The George to Harwich, Bus Station 104 / ...

Bus  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Heathrow Airport London T4 203
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T4 to Colchester 250
  3. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Harwich, Bus Station 104 / ...

Drive  •  2h 53m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Harwich Town 174 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Harwich Town is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 2h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Harwich Town is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 2h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Harwich Town station. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Harwich, Bus Station via Heathrow Airport London T4 and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 38m.

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The distance between Southampton and Harwich Town is 137 miles. The road distance is 174 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Harwich Town without a car is to train which takes 3h 46m and costs £40 - £70.

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It takes approximately 3h 46m to get from Southampton to Harwich Town, including transfers.

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Southampton to Harwich Town 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 Harwich Town is to train which takes 3h 46m and costs £40 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7h 38m.

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Southampton to Harwich Town bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Harwich, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Harwich Town is 174 miles. It takes approximately 2h 53m to drive from Southampton to Harwich Town.

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  • Distance: 137.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 46m

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Harwich Town via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Stratford station, Stratford (London), and Manningtree in around 3h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Harwich Town via Heathrow Airport London T4 and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street in around 7h 38m.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, The George to Harwich, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Harwich, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Panther Travel
Phone
+44 7918 649427
Email
info@bigblackpanther.com
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, The George to Harwich, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Harwich, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Heathrow Airport London T4
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T4 to Colchester
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
National Express

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