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

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Recommended option

Train, line 30 bus  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Salisbury to Axminster
  2. Take the line 30 bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Ilminster, Swanmead School 30

$38 - $65

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Dorchester South
  2. Take the bus from Dorchester, South Station to Axminster, Trinity Square X51

$30 - $42

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, WestQuay to Salisbury, Endless Street X7 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, New Canal to Wincanton, Memorial Hall 25
  3. Take the bus from Wincanton, Memorial Hall to Ilminster, Market House

$33

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Ilminster 83.8 miles

$18 - $26

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Southampton to Ilminster. However, there are services departing from Southampton City Centre, WestQuay and arriving at Ilminster, Market House via Salisbury, New Canal and Wincanton, Memorial Hall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 33 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Ilminster is 66 miles. The road distance is 83.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Ilminster without a car is to train and line 30 bus which takes 4 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Southampton to Ilminster, including transfers.

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Southampton to Ilminster bus services, operated by Salisbury Reds, depart from Southampton City Centre, WestQuay station.

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Southampton to Ilminster bus services, operated by Berrys Coaches, arrive at Ilminster, Market House station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Ilminster is 84 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Southampton to Ilminster.

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There are 597+ hotels available in Ilminster. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Ilminster.
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  • Distance: 66 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

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

You can take a bus from Southampton to Ilminster via Salisbury, Endless Street, Salisbury, New Canal, and Wincanton, Memorial Hall in around 5 h 33 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Salisbury to Axminster
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Dorchester South
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Buses of Somerset
Website
busesofsomerset.co.uk
Bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Ilminster, Swanmead School
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
busesofsomerset.co.uk
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Southampton City Centre, WestQuay to Salisbury, Endless Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, New Canal to Wincanton, Memorial Hall
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
Berrys Coaches
Website
berryscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Wincanton, Memorial Hall to Ilminster, Market House
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
berryscoaches.co.uk

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