How to travel from Basingstoke to Southampton

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from Basingstoke to Southampton

How to get from Basingstoke to Southampton by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Basingstoke to Southampton is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

South Western Railway
Basingstoke station (BSK)
11:22AMSouthampton Central (SOU)
0 transfers
South Western Railway
Basingstoke station (BSK)
02:22PMSouthampton Central (SOU)
0 transfers
Cross Country
Basingstoke station (BSK)
10:43AMSouthampton Central (SOU)
0 transfers
Other options
South Western Railway
Basingstoke station (BSK)
10:22AMSouthampton Central (SOU)
0 transfers
South Western Railway
Basingstoke station (BSK)
12:22PMSouthampton Central (SOU)
0 transfers
Cross Country
Basingstoke station (BSK)
11:43AMSouthampton Central (SOU)
0 transfers
National Express
12:00PMSouthampton, Coach Station
0 transfers
National Express
02:30PMSouthampton, Coach Station
0 transfers
National Express
04:35PMSouthampton, Coach Station
0 transfers

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Travel Information from Basingstoke to Southampton

distanceDistance28 miles (45 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$6 - $8
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $6 (€5) • 31 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $6 (€5) • 31 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or South Western Railway

Take a train or bus to travel 28 miles (45 km) between Basingstoke and Southampton. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or South Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Basingstoke to Southampton.

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Find the best route to Southampton from Basingstoke with CrossCountry, National Express and South Western Railway. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most convenient trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to Southampton from Basingstoke. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

    South Western Railway is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, providing services in the south and south-west of England. It operates a variety of train types, including high-speed trains, local stopping services, and suburban commuter trains. It also offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Off-Peak, and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for South Western Railway include London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour, London Waterloo to Weymouth, and London Waterloo to Bournemouth.

      FAQs: Travel from Basingstoke to Southampton

      FAQs: Travel to Southampton easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Basingstoke to Southampton.

      There are 2 options to travel to Southampton from Basingstoke including taking a train or bus.

      The cheapest way to travel to Southampton from Basingstoke is a train with an average price of $6 (€5).

      This is compared to other travel options from Basingstoke to Southampton:

      Taking a train costs $2 (€2) less than taking a bus, which average ticket prices of $8 (€7).

      The fastest way to get to Southampton from Basingstoke is by train with an average travel time of 31 min.

      Other travel options to Southampton take longer:

      Bus takes on average 45 min.

      The distance is approximately 28 miles (45 km) from Basingstoke to Southampton.

      The average frequency per day from Basingstoke to Southampton is:

      • Around 4 buses per day.
      • Around 25 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Southampton from Basingstoke as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Basingstoke to Southampton:

      • Most travelers catch their bus from Basingstoke, Alençon Link (Malls Shopping Centre - Stop Z) and arrive in Southampton Airport Parkway.
      • Most travelers board their train from Basingstoke and arrive in Southampton Central.

      The following travel companies offer services from Basingstoke to Southampton:

      • National Express or Bus can get you to Southampton by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with National Express from Basingstoke to Southampton for $11 (€10) on Omio.
      • South Western Railway or CrossCountry can get you to Southampton by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with South Western Railway from Basingstoke to Southampton for $6 (€5) on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct services available from Basingstoke to Southampton with the following travel companies:

      • Direct bus available with National Express 4 direct buses per day.
      • 25 direct trains per day with South Western Railway or CrossCountry.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Southampton as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Southampton from Basingstoke.

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Basingstoke to Southampton often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Manchester, Edinburgh, London Gatwick Airport or Longford. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Basingstoke and Southampton itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Southampton and any of these top destinations today!

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