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

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Train via Reading  •  2h 42m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Swindon
  3. Take the train from Swindon to Stroud (Glos)

$73 - $120

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Bus  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, WestQuay to Salisbury, Endless Street X7 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Swindon, Bus Station X5

$13 - $24

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 18m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Trowbridge
  2. Take the train from Trowbridge to Stroud (Glos)

$57 - $106

Bus National Express  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stroud National Express

$51 - $61

Drive  •  1h 40m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Stroud 90.7 miles

$19 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Stroud is to bus which costs £10 - £19 and takes 5h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Stroud is to drive which costs £14 - £22 and takes 1h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Stroud. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Stroud via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Stroud. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Stroud (Glos) via Reading and Swindon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 42m.

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The distance between Southampton and Stroud is 68 miles. The road distance is 90.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Stroud without a car is to train which takes 2h 42m and costs £55 - £95.

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It takes approximately 2h 42m to get from Southampton to Stroud, including transfers.

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Southampton to Stroud bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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Southampton to Stroud train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Southampton Central station.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Stroud is to train which takes 2h 42m and costs £55 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £19 and takes 5h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Stroud.
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  • Distance: 68.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 42m

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Stroud via Reading and Swindon in around 2h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Stroud via Salisbury, Endless Street, Salisbury, Blue Boar Row, Swindon, Bus Station, and Swindon in around 5h 18m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Swindon
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $40
Train from Swindon to Stroud (Glos)
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Train from Southampton Central to Trowbridge
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Train from Trowbridge to Stroud (Glos)
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Bus operators
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Southampton City Centre, WestQuay to Salisbury, Endless Street
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Swindon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
salisburyreds.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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stroud
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
National Express

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Southampton to Stroud bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Stroud station.

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Southampton to Stroud train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Stroud (Glos) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Stroud is 91 miles. It takes approximately 1h 40m to drive from Southampton to Stroud.

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