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There are 13 ways to get from Southampton to Salou by train, plane, car, car train, bus, bus and ferry or car ferry

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

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Train to Bristol, fly to Barcelona, train  •  8h 29m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Barcelona (BCN) BRS - BCN
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Salou

$125 - $304

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Barcelona, train  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Barcelona (BCN) LGW - BCN
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Salou

$82 - $321

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Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Barcelona  •  8h 24m

  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 Barcelona (BCN) LHR - BCN
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Salou

$132 - $385

Train to Birmingham, fly to Barcelona, train  •  8h 57m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Barcelona (BCN) BHX - BCN
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Salou

$115 - $329

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Barcelona  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Barcelona (BCN) LTN - BCN
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Salou

$91 - $295

Train to London Stansted, fly to Reus  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Reus (REU) STN - REU

$106 - $311

Train to London Stansted, fly to Barcelona, train  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Barcelona (BCN) STN - BCN
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Salou

$98 - $303

Train  •  15h 31m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Salou R / ...

$324 - $562

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  17h 42m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Est / ...
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Valence TGV Tgv
  5. Take the train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...
  6. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  7. Drive from Malgrat de Mar to Salou

$455 - $562

Bus, bus and ferry  •  28h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Salou

$194 - $222

Bus  •  29h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Barcelona
  4. Take the bus from Barcelona to Salou - Monument Jaume I

$114 - $185

Train, bus  •  31h 33m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
  3. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Camp de Tarragona Ave / ...

$147 - $261

Drive, car ferry  •  16h 45m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Newhaven Ferry Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  3. Drive from Dieppe to Salou

$201 - $364

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Salou is to train and fly which costs £70 - £230 and takes 8h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Salou is to train and fly which costs £80 - £240 and takes 7h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Salou. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Salou via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 50m.

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The distance between Southampton and Salou is 694 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Salou without a car is to train which takes 15h 31m and costs £240 - £440.

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It takes approximately 8h 29m to get from Southampton to Salou, including transfers.

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Southampton to Salou 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 Salou is to train which takes 15h 31m and costs £240 - £440. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £85 - £150 and takes 29h 7m.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Southampton to Salou bus services, operated by Starbus, arrive at Salou station.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Salou.
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  • Distance: 693.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h 29m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Salou, Spain?

You can take a train from Southampton to Salou via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy, Marne La Vallee Chessy, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Barcelona Sants in around 15h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Salou via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Paris, Paris, Barcelona, Estació del Nord, Gran Via-Pau Claris, and Barcelona in around 29h 7m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from London Stansted to Reus
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from London Stansted to Reus via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from London Stansted to Reus
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $550
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from London Stansted to Reus
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
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
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Salou
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
renfe.com
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
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
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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
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
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$80 - $260
Premier
$200 - $300
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$63 - $66
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $45
Train from Lille Europe to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
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
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Lille to Salou
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$129
Schedules at
starbus.es
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona to Salou - Monument Jaume I
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $80
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$33
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$15
2-bed inside cabin
$55 - $80

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Salou is 1h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 12:45 PM in Southampton and 1:45 PM in Salou.

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