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There are 3 ways to get from Southampton to Wales by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  1h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Burgess Road 118 to Cardiff North Road London Victoria Coach Station - Cardiff North Road

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Train  •  2h 36m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central

Drive  •  2h 18m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Cardiff 133.4 miles

Southampton to Wales by bus

The bus journey time between Southampton and Wales is around 1h 30m and covers a distance of around 131 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 30m. Operated by Megabus UK, the Southampton to Wales bus service departs from Southampton Burgess Road 118 and arrives in Cardiff North Road. Typically only one bus runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
1h 30m
Fastest bus time:
1h 30m
Bus distance:
131 miles
Buses per week:
1
Cheapest price:
£10
Carbon emissions:
26 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
16:50
Last bus departs at:
16:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Southampton to Wales bus schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
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The cost-effective way to get from Southampton to Wales is to bus, which costs £10 - £18 and takes 1h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Wales is to bus which costs £10 - £18 and takes 1h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Southampton Burgess Road 118 and arriving at Cardiff North Road. Services depart once a week, and operate Monday. The journey takes approximately 1h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Cardiff Central. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 36m.

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The distance between Southampton and Wales is 140 miles. The road distance is 133.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Wales without a car is to bus which takes 1h 30m and costs £10 - £18.

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The bus from Southampton Burgess Road 118 to Cardiff North Road takes 1h 30m including transfers and departs once a week.

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Southampton to Wales bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Southampton Burgess Road 118 station.

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Southampton to Wales train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Southampton Central station.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Wales is to bus which takes 1h 30m and costs £10 - £18. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £40 - £55 and takes 2h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Wales.
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  • Distance: 139.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 30m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Wales?

Megabus UK operates a bus from Southampton Burgess Road 118 to Cardiff North Road once a week. Tickets cost £10 - £18 and the journey takes 1h 30m. Alternatively, First Great Western Service operates a train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central hourly. Tickets cost £40 - £55 and the journey takes 2h 36m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £95
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Southampton Burgess Road 118 to Cardiff North Road
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£10 - £18
Website
Megabus UK

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Southampton to Wales bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Cardiff North Road station.

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Southampton to Wales train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Wales is 133 miles. It takes approximately 2h 18m to drive from Southampton to Wales.

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