There are 13 ways to get from Southampton to Tralee by train, bus and ferry, bus, car, car ferry 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  •  17 h 29 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 Heuston to Tralee

$157 - $229

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  20 h 54 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 Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Prince's Street 300

$56 - $92

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Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  18 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Tralee

$101 - $143

Bus, bus and ferry via Birmingham  •  20 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station X12
  4. Take the bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Tralee, Tralee Bus Station 13 / ...

$84 - $109

Drive, carferry  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Fishguard
  2. Take the carferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Tralee

$127 - $170

Fly Southampton to Cork, train  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Cork (ORK) SOU - ORK
  2. Take the train from Cork Kent to Tralee

$89 - $343

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Kerry  •  7 h 21 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 Kerry (KIR) LTN - KIR

$96 - $325

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Shannon, bus  •  8 h 43 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 Shannon (SNN) LHR - SNN
  4. Take the bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Prince's Street

$130 - $418

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Cork  •  9 h 20 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 Cork (ORK) LHR - ORK
  4. Take the train from Cork Kent to Tralee

$136 - $424

Fly Southampton to Dublin, train  •  9 h 12 min

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

$118 - $367

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Shannon, bus  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Shannon (SNN) LGW - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Prince's Street

$79 - $301

Train to London Stansted, fly to Cork, train  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cork (ORK) STN - ORK
  3. Take the train from Cork Kent to Tralee

$111 - $260

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Cork, train  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Cork (ORK) LGW - ORK
  3. Take the train from Cork Kent to Tralee

$106 - $347

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Tralee station. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Tralee, Tralee Bus Station via Birmingham, Busáras and Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 10 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Tralee is 370 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Tralee without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 17 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 17 h 29 min to get from Southampton to Tralee, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Cork Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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

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There are 176+ hotels available in Tralee. Prices start at $76 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 Tralee.
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  • Distance: 370.5 miles
  • Duration: 17 h 29 min

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

There is no direct connection from Southampton to Tralee. 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 Busáras Luas Stop, take the tram to Heuston Luas Stop, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Tralee. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Southampton to Tralee via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Birmingham, Dublin, Busáras Luas Stop, Heuston Luas Stop, and Heuston in around 18 h 25 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Luton to Kerry
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from London Gatwick to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $310
Flights from London Stansted to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $200
Flights from London Gatwick to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
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 Heuston to Tralee
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Cork Kent to Tralee
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
irishrail.ie
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
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
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
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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
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
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 Coach Station Harbour Parade to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
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
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Tralee, Tralee Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Prince's Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Prince's Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Prince's Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Prince's Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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