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from Plymouth to Southampton

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Oct 18
$99Cross Country
$44National Express
Oct 21
$97South Western Railway
$42National Express
Oct 22
$99Cross Country
$56National Express
Oct 23
$60Great Western Railway
$50National Express
Oct 26
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$68National Express
Oct 27
$99Cross Country
$50National Express
Oct 29
$98Great Western Railway
$28National Express
Oct 30
$59Great Western Railway
$27National Express

Travel Information between Plymouth and Southampton

distanceDistance125 miles (201 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$28 - $97
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $28 (€23) • 8 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $97 (€79) • 3 h 27 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or South Western Railway

Travel 125 miles (201 km) by bus or train to Southampton from Plymouth. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 27 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $28 (€23). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or South Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Plymouth to Southampton.

Travel Tips

Travel from Plymouth to Southampton
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 Plymouth to Southampton.
How do I travel from Plymouth to Southampton?

You can travel to Southampton from Plymouth 2 different ways: bus or train.

How do I get from Plymouth to Southampton the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Southampton is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $28 (€23) compared to other travel options to Southampton:

Taking a bus is usually $69 (€56) less than taking a train to Southampton, which costs on average $97 (€79) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Plymouth to Southampton?

The fastest way from Plymouth to Southampton is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 27 min.

There are alternative travel options to Southampton that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 8 h 45 min   on average.

How far is Southampton from Plymouth?

Southampton is approximately 125 miles (201 km) away from Plymouth.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Plymouth to Southampton?

The average frequency per day from Plymouth to Southampton is:

  • 24 trains a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Plymouth and in Southampton?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Plymouth, Viaduct and arrive in Southampton, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers board their train from Plymouth and arrive in Southampton Central.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Plymouth to Southampton?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Plymouth to Southampton:

  • You can travel to Southampton from Plymouth by bus with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $28 (€23) with National Express from Plymouth to Southampton.
  • You can go to Southampton from Plymouth by train with South Western Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for $97 (€79) with South Western Railway from Plymouth to Southampton on Omio.
Where should I go next after I travel from Plymouth to Southampton?
Many of our customers traveling from Plymouth to Southampton don't make Southampton their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Southampton are London, Bournemouth or Manchester, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Southampton to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy Plymouth to Southampton tickets online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Plymouth to Southampton, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $28 (€23) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $97 (€79) one way.

But we recommend booking Plymouth to Southampton tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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