There are 8 ways to get from Southampton to Lancaster by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Lancaster

$139 - $223

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Bus  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Lancaster National Express

$29 - $38

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Train via Liverpool Lime Street  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street
  3. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Poulton-le-Fylde

$130 - $187

Drive  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Lancaster 267.5 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Southampton to Manchester, train  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster

$67 - $211

Fly Southampton to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) SOU - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Lancaster

$105 - $306

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster

$144 - $370

Fly Southampton to Newcastle, train  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Newcastle (NCL) SOU - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Lancaster

$98 - $341

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Lancaster. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Lancaster via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Lancaster. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Lancaster via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 17 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Lancaster is 226 miles. The road distance is 267.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Lancaster without a car is to train which takes 5 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Southampton to Lancaster, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Southampton to Lancaster is to train which takes 5 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Southampton to Lancaster bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Lancaster station.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Lancaster.
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  • Distance: 226.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Lancaster via Birmingham New Street in around 5 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Lancaster via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 8 h 55 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
Train from Southampton Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $120
Train from Carlisle to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $70
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Poulton-le-Fylde
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Train from Carlisle to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Bus operators
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Southampton to Lancaster train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Lancaster station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Lancaster is 268 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to drive from Southampton to Lancaster.

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Flybe offers flights from Southampton Airport to Manchester Airport.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs .

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