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There are 8 ways to get from Wigan to Southampton by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from Wigan North Western to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

£113 - £329

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Bus via Birmingham  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Warrington Interchange to Birmingham New Street Station Uk021
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade National Express

£17 - £24

6 alternative options

Train via Birmingham  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central

£103 - £315

Bus  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Southampton City Centre, Solent University M34

£23 - £38

Drive  •  3h 47m

  1. Drive from Wigan to Southampton 229.6 miles

£35 - £50

Train to Manchester, fly to Southampton  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southampton (SOU) MAN - SOU

£59 - £454

Drive to Leeds Bradford, fly to Southampton  •  2h 46m

  1. Drive from Wigan to Leeds Bradford
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Southampton (SOU) LBA - SOU

£86 - £398

Train to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

£98 - £297

Wigan to Southampton by train and subway

The journey time between Wigan and Southampton is around 4h 40m and covers a distance of around 283 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 35m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, London Underground (Tube) and South Western Railway, the Wigan to Southampton service departs from Wigan North Western and arrives in Southampton Central. Typically 138 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 40m
Fastest journey time:
3h 35m
Services per week:
138
Cheapest price:
£113
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:46
Last service departs at:
21:29

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Wigan to Southampton train and subway schedules

Departing Friday, June 18, 2021

Wigan → Southampton
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The cheapest way to get from Wigan to Southampton is to bus via Birmingham which costs £16 - £24 and takes 8h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Wigan to Southampton is to drive and fly which costs £85 - £400 and takes 2h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wigan to Southampton station. However, there are services departing from Wigan, Wallgate and arriving at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade via Warrington Interchange and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Wigan to Southampton. However, there are services departing from Wigan North Western and arriving at Southampton Central via Euston station and London Waterloo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 50m.

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The distance between Wigan and Southampton is 191 miles. The road distance is 229.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Wigan to Southampton without a car is to train which takes 4h 50m and costs £110 - £330.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m to get from Wigan to Southampton, including transfers.

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Wigan to Southampton bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Warrington Interchange station.

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Wigan to Southampton train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Wigan North Western station.

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The best way to get from Wigan to Southampton is to train which takes 4h 50m and costs £110 - £330. Alternatively, you can bus via Birmingham, which costs £16 - £24 and takes 8h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Wigan to Southampton.
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  • Distance: 190.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 50m

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

You can take a train from Wigan to Southampton via London Euston, Euston station, Waterloo station, and London Waterloo in around 4h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Wigan to Southampton via Warrington Interchange, Birmingham New Street Station, and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 8h 10m.

Airlines
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £200
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £240
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to London Euston
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £260
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£75 - £100
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£190 - £260
Train from Wigan North Western to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £120
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Warrington Interchange to Birmingham New Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Shudehill Interchange to Southampton City Centre, Solent University
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£15 - £25
Website
Megabus UK

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Southampton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Wigan to Southampton train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Southampton Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Wigan to Southampton is 230 miles. It takes approximately 3h 47m to drive from Wigan to Southampton.

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Eastern Airways and Blue Islands Limited offer flights from Manchester Airport to Southampton Airport.

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