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There are 5 ways to get from Southampton to Ilminster 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.

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Train, line 1 bus, line 30 bus  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
  2. Take the train from Westbury (Wilts) to Taunton
  3. Take the line 1 bus from Taunton Station to Taunton, The Parade 1 / ...
  4. Take the line 30 bus from Taunton, Bus Station to Ilminster, Market House 30

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5h 56m

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

$24 - $36

3 alternative options

Train, line 30 bus  •  4h 14m

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

Bus  •  5h 35m

  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

Drive  •  1h 40m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Ilminster 83.8 miles

$18 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Ilminster is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Ilminster is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 40m.

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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 5h 35m.

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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 1 bus and line 30 bus which takes 4h 5m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 5m 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 1h 40m to drive from Southampton to Ilminster.

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There are 633+ hotels available in Ilminster. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Ilminster.
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  • Distance: 66 miles
  • Duration: 4h 5m

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 5h 35m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $50
Train from Westbury (Wilts) to Taunton
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $50
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Salisbury to Axminster
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Dorchester South
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Buses of Somerset
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Taunton Station to Taunton, The Parade
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
firstgroup.com
Bus from Taunton, Bus Station to Ilminster, Market House
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
firstgroup.com
Bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Ilminster, Swanmead School
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
firstgroup.com
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Southampton City Centre, WestQuay to Salisbury, Endless Street
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, New Canal to Wincanton, Memorial Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
Berrys Coaches
Website
berryscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Wincanton, Memorial Hall to Ilminster, Market House
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
berryscoaches.co.uk

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