There are 12 ways to get from Southampton to Sligo by train, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry, car or plane

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, bus and ferry  •  16 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Connolly to Sligo

$130 - $196

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  20 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 032
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Sligo, Sligo Bus Station 23

$73 - $99

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Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  18 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Queens Park, National Express stop to Pool Meadow Bus Station M34
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Connolly to Sligo

$92 - $137

Train, carferry  •  18 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour
  3. Take the carferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  4. Take the train from Rosslare Europort to Connolly
  5. Take the train from Connolly to Sligo

$218 - $342

Drive, carferry  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Holyhead
  2. Take the carferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Drive from Dublin to Sligo

$131 - $182

Fly Southampton to Dublin, train  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Dublin (DUB) SOU - DUB
  2. Take the train from Drumcondra to Sligo

$96 - $334

Fly Southampton to Belfast City, bus  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Belfast City (BHD) SOU - BHD
  2. Take the bus from Lurgan Loughview Park and Ride Lough Road to Enniskillen
  3. Take the bus from Enniskillen, Ulsterbus Depot Enniskillen to Sligo General Hospital

$91 - $332

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Knock, bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Knock (NOC) LGW - NOC
  3. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Sligo, Sligo Bus Station

$92 - $399

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Knock, bus  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Knock (NOC) LTN - NOC
  4. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Sligo, Sligo Bus Station

$84 - $265

Train to London Stansted, fly to Knock, bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Knock (NOC) STN - NOC
  3. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Sligo, Sligo Bus Station

$79 - $252

Train to Bristol, fly to Knock, bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Knock (NOC) BRS - NOC
  3. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Sligo, Sligo Bus Station

$102 - $396

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Dublin  •  9 h 44 min

  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 Dublin (DUB) LHR - DUB
  4. Take the train from Drumcondra to Sligo

$148 - $375

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Sligo station. However, there are services departing from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station and arriving at Sligo, Sligo Bus Station via London Victoria and Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 35 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Sligo is 379 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Sligo without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 16 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 16 h 34 min to get from Southampton to Sligo, including transfers.

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Southampton to Sligo bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton City Centre, Coach Station.

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Southampton to Sligo bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Sligo, Sligo Bus Station.

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Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Southampton Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 138+ hotels available in Sligo. Prices start at $69 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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Map of how to get from Southampton to Sligo.
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  • Distance: 378.8 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 34 min

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Sligo, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Southampton to Sligo. However, you can take the train to Birmingham New Street, take the walk to Birmingham, take the bus and ferry to Dublin, take the walk to Connolly, then take the train to Sligo. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Southampton to Sligo via Pool Meadow Bus Station, Coventry, Cross Cheaping, Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station, Birmingham, Dublin, and Connolly in around 18 h 46 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from London Gatwick to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Southampton to Belfast City via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Southampton to Belfast City via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Southampton to Belfast City via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Luton to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from London Stansted to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Bristol to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Train operators
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 Southampton Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Sligo
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Rosslare Europort to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Drumcondra to Sligo
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
irishrail.ie
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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 and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Sligo, Sligo Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Enniskillen, Ulsterbus Depot Enniskillen to Sligo General Hospital
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Sligo, Sligo Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $9
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Lurgan Loughview Park and Ride Lough Road to Enniskillen
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$15 - $22
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.ie
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$157
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $43
car
$116
Passenger
$41

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