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There are 5 ways to get from Southampton to Somerset by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
  2. Take the train from Westbury (Wilts) to Taunton

$96 - $157

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Bus  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Bristol Bus & Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Cabot Circus to Bridgwater, Huntworth Lane M5 Falcon

$19 - $26

3 alternative options

Train, bus via Temple Meads  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Bridgwater, Huntworth Lane M5 Falcon

$66 - $98

Train, bus  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Warminster
  2. Take the bus from Warminster, Market Place to Bridgwater, Bus Station Superfast 3

Drive  •  1h 58m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Somerset 88.6 miles

$19 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Somerset is to drive which costs £14 - £22 and takes 1h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Somerset is to drive which costs £14 - £22 and takes 1h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Somerset. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Bridgwater, Huntworth Lane M5 via Cabot Circus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 4m.

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The distance between Southampton and Somerset is 71 miles. The road distance is 88.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Somerset without a car is to train which takes 2h 50m and costs £70 - £130.

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It takes approximately 2h 50m to get from Southampton to Somerset, including transfers.

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Southampton to Somerset 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 Somerset is to train which takes 2h 50m and costs £70 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £21 and takes 5h 4m.

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Southampton to Somerset bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, arrive at Bridgwater, Huntworth Lane M5 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Somerset is 89 miles. It takes approximately 1h 58m to drive from Southampton to Somerset.

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  • Distance: 70.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 50m

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Somerset via Westbury (Wilts) and Taunton in around 2h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Somerset via Bristol Bus & Coach Station and Cabot Circus in around 5h 4m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $50
Train from Westbury (Wilts) to Taunton
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $50
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 Southampton Central to Warminster
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $45
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Bridgwater, Huntworth Lane M5
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Website
Stagecoach South West
Bus from Cabot Circus to Bridgwater, Huntworth Lane M5
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Stagecoach South West
Berrys Coaches
Website
berryscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Warminster, Market Place to Bridgwater, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
berryscoaches.co.uk
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
National Express

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