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There are 6 ways to get from Southampton to Loughborough by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via London St Pancras International  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Loughborough (Leics)

$78 - $119

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Bus Megabus UK  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Queens Park, National Express stop to Pool Meadow Bus Station M34
  2. Take the bus from Coventry, Sainsbury's to Haymarket Bus Station 48

$34 - $54

4 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 15 min

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

$108 - $168

Bus National Express  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express / ...

$54 - $71

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Loughborough 154.1 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, train  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Sheffield
  3. Take the train from Sheffield to Loughborough (Leics)

$88 - $246

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Loughborough is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 2 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Loughborough is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 2 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Loughborough. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Loughborough, Shelthorpe Road via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and St Margaret's Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Loughborough. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Loughborough (Leics) via Birmingham New Street and Leicester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Loughborough is 130 miles. The road distance is 154.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Loughborough without a car is to train which takes 3 h 50 min and costs £60 - £95.

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Southampton to Loughborough, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Southampton to Loughborough is to train which takes 3 h 50 min and costs £60 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £55 and takes 6 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Loughborough.
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  • Distance: 129.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Loughborough via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, and London St Pancras International in around 3 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Loughborough via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and St Margaret's Bus Station in around 6 h 8 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Loughborough (Leics)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$25 - $40
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Train from Sheffield to Loughborough (Leics)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $50
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 Birmingham New Street to Leicester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
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
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Queens Park, National Express stop to Pool Meadow Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
Megabus UK
Stagecoach Warwickshire
Phone
01604 67 60 60
Email
midlands.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Coventry, Sainsbury's to Haymarket Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Stagecoach Warwickshire

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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 Loughborough bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Southampton to Loughborough train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Leicester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Loughborough is 154 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to drive from Southampton to Loughborough.

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Flybe offers flights from Southampton Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 386+ hotels available in Loughborough. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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

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