How to travel from Cambridge to Southampton

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from Cambridge to Southampton

You can get from Cambridge to Southampton by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Cambridge to Southampton on Jul 04 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:09AMCambridge3h13 11:22AMSouthampton Central
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08:09AMCambridge3h13 11:22AMSouthampton Central
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09:42AMCambridge3h07 12:49PMSouthampton Central
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10:14AMCambridge3h08 01:22PMSouthampton Central
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09:09AMCambridge3h12 12:21PMSouthampton Central
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Travel Information between Cambridge and Southampton

distanceDistance110 miles (178 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $43 (€39) • 2 h 58 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or South Western Railway

Travel 110 miles (178 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Cambridge to 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 Cambridge to Southampton.

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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 Cambridge to Southampton.
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There are 4 ways that you can travel to Southampton from Cambridge. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Cambridge and Southampton is by taking a flight with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to Southampton:

A flight is $57 (€51) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Cambridge to Southampton costing on average $57 (€51).

A flight is $1 (€1) less than a ferry for this trip with tickets for a ferry from Cambridge to Southampton costing on average $1 (€1).

Taking a flight is about $43 (€39) less than taking a train, which costs on average $43 (€39) for this trip.

The fastest way to get to Southampton from Cambridge is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 58 min.

Other travel options to Southampton can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 5 h 25 min   on average.

In comparison, going by flight can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by ferry can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance is approximately 110 miles (178 km) from Cambridge to Southampton.

The average frequency per day from Cambridge to Southampton is:

  • 6 buses a day.
  • Around 34 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Cambridge, Railway Station (stop 9) and arrive in Southampton, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Cambridge to Southampton depart from Cambridge Airport to Southampton Airport.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Cambridge to Southampton depart from Cambridge to Southampton Central.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cambridge to Southampton, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express to go to Southampton by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Cambridge to Southampton tickets on Omio for $57 (€51).
  • South Western Railway can take you to Southampton by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for South Western Railway from Cambridge to Southampton for $43 (€39).

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

  • You'll find 6 direct buses per day with.
  • You can travel directly by train with with 34 direct trains per day.

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 Cambridge.

Omio customers who travel from Cambridge to Southampton often also extend their vacation to go to London, Bournemouth or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Southampton and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from Cambridge to Southampton, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $57 (€51) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $43 (€39) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cambridge to Southampton online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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