There are 8 ways to get from Southampton to Nottingham by train, bus, car or plane

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Train East Midlands Trains  •  4 h 1 min

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

$90 - $128

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Bus  •  6 h 10 min

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

$19 - $24

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Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 6 min

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

$110 - $169

Bus via Heathrow Central Bus Station  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 203 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Nottingham, Coach Stop S9 230 / ...

$63 - $76

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Nottingham 168.3 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to East Midlands  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to East Midlands (EMA) SOU - EMA

$116 - $531

Fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 18 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 Nottingham

$77 - $234

Fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 34 min

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

$108 - $326

Questions & Answers

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

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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 4 h 6 min.

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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 4 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 1 min 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 4 h 1 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 27 min.

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There is no direct flight from Southampton Airport to East Midlands Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Southampton to Nottingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Nottingham Station Street.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Nottingham.
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  • Distance: 142.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 1 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Nottingham via London Waterloo, Waterloo Station Tenison Way, St Pancras International, and London St Pancras International in around 4 h 1 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Southampton to Nottingham twice daily. Tickets cost $19 - $24 and the journey takes 6 h 10 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Manchester, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Manchester, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Manchester, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Edinburgh, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Glasgow, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Belfast City, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Southampton to East Midlands via Manchester, Jersey
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
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
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Train from Sheffield to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Single
$26 - $40
Train from Leeds to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
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
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $95
Train from Birmingham New Street to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$29 - $45
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
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Northern Rail
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
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Nottingham, Coach Stop S9
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
nationalexpress.com

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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 2 h 50 min to drive from Southampton to Nottingham.

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Flybe offers flights from Southampton Airport to East Midlands Airport.

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There are 369+ hotels available in Nottingham. Prices start at $59 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 .

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