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There are 7 ways to get from Southampton to Lancaster by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Lancaster

$158 - $254

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Bus  •  8h 55m

  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 CrossCountry  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster

$112 - $171

Drive  •  4h 26m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Lancaster 267.5 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Southampton to Manchester, train  •  3h 45m

  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  •  5h 42m

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

$100 - $301

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester  •  5h 28m

  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

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Lancaster is to bus which costs £22 - £30 and takes 8h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Lancaster is to fly and train which costs £50 - £170 and takes 3h 45m.

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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 8h 55m.

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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 Manchester Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 34m.

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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 4h 30m and costs £120 - £200.

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It takes approximately 4h 30m 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 4h 30m and costs £120 - £200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £30 and takes 8h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Lancaster.
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  • Distance: 226.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 30m

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Lancaster via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, and London Euston in around 4h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Lancaster via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 8h 55m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Single
$95 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $150
Train from Southampton Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36m
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
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
National Express

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

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

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Southampton to Lancaster train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Lancaster station.

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

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Flybe offers flights from Southampton Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 542+ hotels available in Lancaster. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10m and costs £1 - £28.

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