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

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Train East Midlands Trains  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham

$83 - $129

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Bus  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Nottingham Station Street National Express

$18 - $24

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Train CrossCountry  •  4h 3m

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

$109 - $168

Bus via London Victoria Coach Station  •  6h 32m

  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 Nottingham Station Street National Express

$23 - $31

Drive  •  2h 50m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Nottingham 168.3 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Manchester, train  •  5h 8m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Nottingham

$80 - $239

Fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5h 12m

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

$103 - $346

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Nottingham is to bus which costs £14 - £19 and takes 6h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Nottingham is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 2h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade station and arriving at Nottingham Station Street station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Nottingham. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Nottingham via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 3m.

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The distance between Southampton and Nottingham is 143 miles. The road distance is 168.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Nottingham without a car is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs £60 - £100.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Southampton to Nottingham, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Southampton to Nottingham is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs £60 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £19 and takes 6h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Nottingham.
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  • Distance: 142.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 49m

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Nottingham via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, and London St Pancras International in around 3h 49m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Southampton to Nottingham once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $24 and the journey takes 6h 10m.

Airlines
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
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $27
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Train from Leeds to Chesterfield
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Train from Chesterfield to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$18 - $27
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
2h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $95
Train from Birmingham New Street to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$28 - $45
Train from Leeds to Chesterfield
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Chesterfield
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Chesterfield to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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 Nottingham Station Street
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
National Express
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 Nottingham Station Street
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
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 Nottingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Nottingham Station Street.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Nottingham is 168 miles. It takes approximately 2h 50m to drive from Southampton to Nottingham.

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Flybe offers flights from Southampton Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 391+ hotels available in Nottingham. Prices start at $57 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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