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There are 4 ways to get from Southampton to West Sussex by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Billingshurst

$30 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 36 min

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

$22 - $34

2 alternative options

Train via Barnham  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Barnham
  2. Take the train from Barnham to Billingshurst

$32 - $55

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to West Sussex 55.6 miles

$11 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to West Sussex is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to West Sussex is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Billingshurst. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 43 min.

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The distance between Southampton and West Sussex is 44 miles. The road distance is 55.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to West Sussex without a car is to train which takes 1 h 43 min and costs £26 - £40.

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The train from Southampton Central to Billingshurst takes 1 h 43 min including transfers and departs six times a week.

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Southampton to West Sussex train services, operated by Southern, depart from Southampton Central station.

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The best way to get from Southampton to West Sussex is to train which takes 1 h 43 min and costs £26 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £26 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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Southampton to West Sussex train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Billingshurst station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to West Sussex is 56 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to drive from Southampton to West Sussex.

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  • Distance: 43.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 43 min

What companies run services between Southampton, England and West Sussex, England?

Southern operates a train from Southampton to West Sussex 6 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 43 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Southampton to West Sussex every 2 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Billingshurst
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Barnham
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Barnham to Billingshurst
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Barnham
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
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 Chichester
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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