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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Billingshurst

$35 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Houndwell Park to Portsmouth, Victoria Park X4
  2. Take the bus from Guildhall, City Centre South to Bognor Regis, Station 700|Coastliner

$28 - $36

2 alternative options

Train via Barnham  •  1 h 50 min

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

$34 - $59

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to West Sussex 55.6 miles

$11 - $18

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

Southern operates a train from Southampton to West Sussex twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to West Sussex via Portsmouth, Victoria Park, Guildhall, City Centre South, Bognor Regis, Station, and Bognor Regis in around 4 h 21 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Billingshurst
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $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
$25 - $40
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 - $18
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 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $45
Bus operators
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Guildhall, City Centre South to Bognor Regis, Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Southampton to West Sussex?

The distance between Southampton and West Sussex is 70 km. The road distance is 89 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Southampton to West Sussex?

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to West Sussex is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h 8 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Southampton to West Sussex?

The quickest way to get from Southampton to West Sussex is to drive which takes 1 h 8 min and costs £8 - £13.

Is there a direct train between Southampton and West Sussex?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Billingshurst. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 1 h 29 min.

How long does it take to get from Southampton to West Sussex?

The train from Southampton Central to Billingshurst takes 1 h 29 min including transfers and departs twice daily.