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

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Train South Western Railway  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Whitstable

$55 - $86

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Bus  •  5 h 46 min

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

$23 - $32

2 alternative options

Train via Horsham  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Horsham
  2. Take the train from Horsham to East Croydon
  3. Take the train from Bromley South to Whitstable

$77 - $119

Drive  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Whitstable 136.7 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Whitstable is to bus which costs £17 - £25 and takes 5 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Whitstable is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Whitstable. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Whitstable, Horsebridge via London Victoria Coach Station and Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Whitstable. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Whitstable via Clapham Junction and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 26 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Whitstable is 111 miles. The road distance is 136.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Whitstable without a car is to train which takes 3 h 26 min and costs £40 - £70.

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It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Southampton to Whitstable, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Southampton to Whitstable is to train which takes 3 h 26 min and costs £40 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £25 and takes 5 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Whitstable.
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  • Distance: 110.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 26 min

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Whitstable, England?

You can take a train from Southampton to Whitstable via Clapham Junction and London Victoria in around 3 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Whitstable via London Victoria Coach Station, Canterbury, and Canterbury, Bus Station in around 5 h 46 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Victoria to Whitstable
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Train from Bromley South to Whitstable
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Horsham
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Horsham to East Croydon
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus

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Southampton to Whitstable bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury station.

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Southampton to Whitstable train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Whitstable station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Whitstable is 137 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to drive from Southampton to Whitstable.

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