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

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Train via Stratford station  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Ipswich
  3. Take the train from Ipswich to Lowestoft

$77 - $115

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Bus  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Lowestoft National Express

$24 - $32

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Train  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich
  3. Take the train from Ipswich to Lowestoft

$78 - $144

Drive  •  3h 44m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Lowestoft 214.3 miles

$45 - $70

Fly from Southampton  •  6h 35m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Norwich (NWI) SOU - NWI

$106 - $469

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly  •  8h 32m

  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 Norwich (NWI) LHR - NWI

$113 - $448

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Lowestoft is to bus which costs £18 - £25 and takes 7h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Lowestoft is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Lowestoft. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Lowestoft via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 35m.

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The distance between Southampton and Lowestoft is 174 miles. The road distance is 214.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Lowestoft without a car is to train which takes 5h 21m and costs £55 - £90.

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It takes approximately 5h 21m to get from Southampton to Lowestoft, including transfers.

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Southampton to Lowestoft 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 Lowestoft is to train which takes 5h 21m and costs £55 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £25 and takes 7h 35m, you could also fly, which costs £80 - £360 and takes 6h 35m.

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There is no direct flight from Southampton Airport to Norwich Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Lowestoft.
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  • Distance: 174.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 21m

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Lowestoft via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Stratford station, Stratford (London), and Ipswich in around 5h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Lowestoft via London Victoria Coach Station in around 7h 35m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Norwich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Norwich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Norwich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Southampton to Norwich via Paris CDG, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Norwich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Southampton to Norwich via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Southampton to Norwich via Jersey
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Norwich via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from London Heathrow to Norwich via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Norwich via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from London Heathrow to Norwich via Aberdeen, Humberside
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Lowestoft
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Lowestoft
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Lowestoft is 214 miles. It takes approximately 3h 44m to drive from Southampton to Lowestoft.

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Air France, Loganair, KLM and Flybe offer flights from Southampton Airport to Norwich Airport.

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There are 435+ hotels available in Lowestoft. Prices start at $58 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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