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

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Train South Western Railway  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo

$26 - $40

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Bus  •  2h 47m

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

$13 - $16

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  2h 3m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington

$59 - $95

Drive  •  1h 30m

  1. Drive from Southampton to London 77.5 miles

$16 - $24

Fly  •  2h 56m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) SOU - LBA

$77 - $266

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to United Kingdom is to bus which costs £10 - £13 and takes 2h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to United Kingdom is to train which costs £20 - £35 and takes 1h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to United Kingdom. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 47m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southampton Central and arriving at London Waterloo. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1h 15m.

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The distance between Southampton and United Kingdom is 275 miles. The road distance is 77.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to United Kingdom without a car is to train which takes 1h 15m and costs £20 - £35.

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The train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo takes 1h 15m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Southampton to United Kingdom train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Southampton Central station.

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The best way to get from Southampton to United Kingdom is to train which takes 1h 15m and costs £20 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £13 and takes 2h 47m, you could also fly, which costs £55 - £210 and takes 2h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to United Kingdom.
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  • Distance: 275.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 15m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and United Kingdom?

South Western Railway operates a train from Southampton to London hourly. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 1h 15m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Southampton to London hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 2h 20m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
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.

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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

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Southampton to United Kingdom bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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Southampton to United Kingdom train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at London Waterloo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to United Kingdom is 78 miles. It takes approximately 1h 30m to drive from Southampton to United Kingdom.

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Flybe offers flights from Southampton Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport.

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There are 849+ hotels available in United Kingdom. Prices start at $64 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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