• Our partners include:

  • National Express
  • RailEurope
  • ThamesLink
  • Virgin Trains
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia
  • Uber

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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
  2. Take the train from Westbury (Wilts) to Plymouth
  3. Take the bus from Pennycomequick, station to Launceston, Westgate Street 12

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 32m

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

$16 - $21

5 alternative options

Train South Western Railway, bus  •  6h 15m

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

$51 - $86

Train, bus via Exeter St Davids  •  6h 22m

  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, station to Launceston, Westgate Street 12

Drive  •  2h 48m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Launceston 153.4 miles

$30 - $50

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY

$174 - $381

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly  •  6h

  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 Newquay (NQY) LHR - NQY

$309 - $625

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Launceston is to bus which costs £12 - £17 and takes 8h 32m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Southampton to Launceston is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 2h 48m.

More details

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, station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 32m.

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Southampton to Launceston without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 1m and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 6h 1m to get from Southampton to Launceston, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

Search flights

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

More details

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

Get driving directions

Map of how to get from Southampton to Launceston.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 131.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 1m

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

National Express operates a bus from Southampton to Launceston once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $21 and the journey takes 6h 30m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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 Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
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
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Salisbury to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
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
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter, St Davids Station to Okehampton, West Street
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Stagecoach South West
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
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
National Express

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Flybe offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport.

Search flights

There are 804+ hotels available in Launceston. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

More details