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There are 6 ways to get from Southampton to Thetford by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 47m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Ely

$69 - $104

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Bus  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Thetford National Express

$20 - $28

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Train via Cambridge  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from City Thameslink to Cambridge
  3. Take the train from Cambridge to Thetford

$72 - $103

Train, bus  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Thetford National Express / ...

$78 - $106

Drive  •  2h 44m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Thetford 162.5 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Norwich (NWI) SOU - NWI
  2. Take the train from Norwich to Thetford

$109 - $474

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Thetford is to bus which costs £15 - £22 and takes 5h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Thetford is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Thetford. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Thetford via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 35m.

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The distance between Southampton and Thetford is 140 miles. The road distance is 162.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Thetford without a car is to train which takes 3h 47m and costs £50 - £80.

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It takes approximately 3h 47m to get from Southampton to Thetford, including transfers.

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Southampton to Thetford 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 Thetford is to train which takes 3h 47m and costs £50 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £22 and takes 5h 35m.

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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 Thetford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Thetford station.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Thetford.
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  • Distance: 140.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 47m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Thetford, Norfolk, England?

You can take a train from Southampton to Thetford via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Warren Street station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London Kings Cross, and Ely in around 3h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Thetford via London Victoria Coach Station in around 5h 35m.

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
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Ely
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Thetford
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Thetford
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Thetford
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Single
$20 - $29
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 Thetford
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Thetford
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Thetford is 162 miles. It takes approximately 2h 44m to drive from Southampton to Thetford.

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

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There are 176+ hotels available in Thetford. Prices start at $70 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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