There are 4 ways to get from Southport to Skipton by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Southport to Manchester Victoria
  2. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Leeds
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Skipton

$38 - $62

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Bus  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Southport, Duke Street to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand X2
  2. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 38) to Skipton, Bus Station Stand 4 (Cross Street) 280

$20

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Southport to Burnley Manchester Road
  2. Take the bus from Burnham Gate, Railway Station (Manchester Road / Railway Stn) to Skipton, Bus Station Stand 2 (N/A) X43

$31 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Southport to Skipton 55.3 miles

$11 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Southport to Skipton is to drive which costs £9 - £13 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southport to Skipton is to drive which costs £9 - £13 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southport to Skipton station. However, there are services departing from Southport, Duke Street and arriving at Skipton, Bus Station Stand 4 (Cross Street) via Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 38). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southport to Skipton. However, there are services departing from Southport and arriving at Skipton via Manchester Victoria and Leeds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 12 min.

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The distance between Southport and Skipton is 46 miles. The road distance is 55.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Southport to Skipton without a car is to train which takes 3 h 12 min and costs £29 - £50.

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It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from Southport to Skipton, including transfers.

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Southport to Skipton bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Lancashire, depart from Southport, Duke Street station.

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Southport to Skipton train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Southport station.

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The best way to get from Southport to Skipton is to train which takes 3 h 12 min and costs £29 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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Southport to Skipton bus services, operated by Preston Bus, arrive at Skipton, Bus Station Stand 4 (Cross Street).

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Southport to Skipton train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Skipton station.

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Map of how to get from Southport to Skipton.
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  • Distance: 46.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 12 min

What companies run services between Southport, England and Skipton, England?

You can take a train from Southport to Skipton via Manchester Victoria and Leeds in around 3 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southport to Skipton via Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand and Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 38) in around 3 h 33 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Southport to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Skipton
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Southport to Burnley Manchester Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to Leeds
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Bus operators
The Burnley Bus Company
Phone
0345 60 40 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Burnham Gate, Railway Station (Manchester Road / Railway Stn) to Skipton, Bus Station Stand 2 (N/A)
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Southport, Duke Street to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Preston Bus
Phone
01772 253671
Website
prestonbus.co.uk
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 38) to Skipton, Bus Station Stand 4 (Cross Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
prestonbus.co.uk

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