There are 5 ways to get from Southampton to Launceston by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
  2. Take the train from Westbury (Wilts) to Saltash

$106 - $186

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express

$27 - $31

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Salisbury to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the bus from Exeter, St Davids Station to Okehampton, West Street 6A / ...

$57 - $86

Train, bus via Pennycomequick, Railway Station  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Salisbury to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
  3. Take the bus from Pennycomequick, Railway Station to Launceston, Westgate Street 12

$78 - $139

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Launceston 153.4 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Launceston. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Launceston, Westgate Street via Pennycomequick, Railway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 47 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Launceston is 131 miles. The road distance is 153.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Launceston without a car is to train which takes 5 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Southampton to Launceston, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Southampton to Launceston is to train which takes 5 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 47 min.

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Southampton to Launceston bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Launceston is 153 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to drive from Southampton to Launceston.

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There are 779+ hotels available in Launceston. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Launceston.
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  • Distance: 131.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Launceston via Westbury (Wilts), Saltash, and Saltash, Fore Street Bottom in around 5 h 55 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Southampton to Launceston once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $22 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
Ave. Duration
58 min
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 Saltash
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter, St Davids Station to Okehampton, West Street
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Plymouth Citybus
Phone
01752 662271
Email
customer.services@plymouthbus.co.uk
Website
plymouthbus.co.uk
Bus from Pennycomequick, Railway Station to Launceston, Westgate Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
plymouthbus.co.uk
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 Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com

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