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

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Train via Stratford station  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Ipswich
  3. Take the train from Ipswich to Halesworth

$73 - $109

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Train  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich
  3. Take the train from Ipswich to Halesworth

$74 - $138

Bus  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Norwich Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Norwich City Centre, St Stephens Street to Southwold, Kings Head 146

Drive  •  3h 33m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Southwold 207 miles

$40 - $65

Fly, bus  •  7h 34m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Norwich (NWI) SOU - NWI
  2. Take the bus from Norwich City Centre, St Stephens Street to Southwold, Kings Head

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Southwold is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Southwold is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Southwold. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Southwold, Kings Head via London Victoria Coach Station and Norwich City Centre, St Stephens Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 55m.

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The distance between Southampton and Southwold is 166 miles. The road distance is 207 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southwold without a car is to train which takes 5h 46m and costs £55 - £85.

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It takes approximately 5h 46m to get from Southampton to Southwold, including transfers.

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Southampton to Southwold 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 Southwold is to train which takes 5h 46m and costs £55 - £85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8h 55m.

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There is no direct flight from Southampton Airport to Norwich Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Southampton to Southwold bus services, operated by Borderbus, arrive at Southwold, Kings Head station.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Southwold.
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  • Distance: 165.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 46m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Southwold, Suffolk, England?

You can take a train from Southampton to Southwold via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Stratford station, Stratford (London), Ipswich, Halesworth, and Halesworth, station in around 5h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Southwold via London Victoria Coach Station, Norwich Bus Station, and Norwich City Centre, St Stephens Street in around 8h 55m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Norwich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Southampton to Norwich via Paris CDG, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Norwich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Southampton to Norwich via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Southampton to Norwich via Jersey
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
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
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
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Halesworth
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Norwich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
National Express
Borderbus
Phone
01502 714565
Email
office@border-bus.co.uk
Website
border-bus.co.uk
Bus from Norwich City Centre, St Stephens Street to Southwold, Kings Head
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
border-bus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Southwold is 207 miles. It takes approximately 3h 33m to drive from Southampton to Southwold.

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Air France, Loganair, KLM and Flybe offer flights from Southampton Airport to Norwich Airport.

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There are 494+ hotels available in Southwold. Prices start at $74 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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