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

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Train  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

$35 - $66

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Line 724 bus, bus  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the line 724 bus from Watford, Town Hall to Heathrow Central Bus Station 724
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade National Express / ...

$30 - $34

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Bus, line 800 bus, train  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Watford, High Street to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre)
  2. Take the line 800 bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) 800 / ...
  3. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Central

$49 - $77

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Watford to Southampton 82.7 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Watford to Southampton is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Watford to Southampton is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Watford to Southampton station. However, there are services departing from Watford, Town Hall and arriving at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 59 min.

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The distance between Watford and Southampton is 68 miles. The road distance is 82.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Watford to Southampton without a car is to train which takes 2 h 11 min and costs £26 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to get from Watford to Southampton, including transfers.

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Watford to Southampton bus services, operated by Green Line (operated by Arriva), depart from Watford, Town Hall station.

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The best way to get from Watford to Southampton is to train which takes 2 h 11 min and costs £26 - £55. Alternatively, you can line 724 bus and bus, which costs £23 - £26 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Watford to Southampton is 83 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to drive from Watford to Southampton.

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  • Distance: 68.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 11 min

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

South Western Railway operates a train from Watford to Southampton hourly. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Watford to Southampton via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 3 h 59 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Watford, Town Hall to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
Green Line
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Green Line (Arriva)
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Carousel Buses
Phone
01494 450151
Email
info@carouselbuses.co.uk
Website
carouselbuses.co.uk
Bus from Watford, High Street to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
Carousel Buses
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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