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

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Train, line 49 bus  •  1h 56m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the line 49 bus from Clapham Junction Stn Falcon Road to Kensington Palace 49

$28 - $69

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Earl's Court National Express / ...

$9 - $14

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 9m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington

$57 - $91

Drive  •  1h 25m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Kensington Palace 75.1 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Kensington Palace is to bus which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Kensington Palace is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade station and arriving at London Earl's Court. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Kensington Palace. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at London Paddington via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 9m.

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The distance between Southampton and Kensington Palace is 67 miles. The road distance is 75.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Kensington Palace without a car is to train and line 49 bus which takes 1h 56m and costs £21 - £55.

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It takes approximately 1h 56m to get from Southampton to Kensington Palace, including transfers.

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Southampton to Kensington Palace bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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Southampton to Kensington Palace train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Southampton Central station.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Kensington Palace is to train which takes 2h 9m and costs £40 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Kensington Palace.
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  • Distance: 67.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 56m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Kensington Palace, England?

You can take a train from Southampton to Kensington Palace via Reading and London Paddington in around 2h 9m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Southampton to Kensington Palace every 3 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 2h 5m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Bus operators
London Buses
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Clapham Junction Stn Falcon Road to Kensington Palace
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Earl's Court
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
National Express

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Southampton to Kensington Palace bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Earl's Court station.

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Southampton to Kensington Palace train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at London Paddington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Kensington Palace is 75 miles. It takes approximately 1h 25m to drive from Southampton to Kensington Palace.

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There are 9403+ hotels available in Kensington Palace. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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