How to travel from Southampton to Cambridge

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Travel Information to Cambridge from Southampton

distanceDistance110 miles (178 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$37 - $59
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $37 (€34) • 3 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $37 (€34) • 3 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or South Western Railway

Travel 110 miles (178 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Southampton and Cambridge. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $37 (€34). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or South Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Southampton to Cambridge.

Travel Tips: Travel from Southampton to Cambridge

Travel to Cambridge 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 Southampton to Cambridge.

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

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Cambridge is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $37 (€34) compared to other travel options to Cambridge:

A train is generally $22 (€20) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $59 (€54) from Southampton to Cambridge.

The quickest way to travel to Cambridge from Southampton is by train, which takes on average 3 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 6 h.

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

The average frequency per day from Southampton to Cambridge is:

  • 21 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Southampton to 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 Southampton to Cambridge:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Southampton, Coach Station and arrive in Cambridge, Railway Station (stop 9).
  • Most travelers take a train from Southampton Central to Cambridge.

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

  • You can go to Cambridge from Southampton by bus with National Express. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $59 (€54) with National Express from Southampton to Cambridge on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Southampton to Cambridge with South Western Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for $37 (€34) with South Western Railway from Southampton to Cambridge.
Looking to extend your trip from Southampton to Cambridge? Many Omio customers who go from Southampton to Cambridge usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Stansted or Oxford. If you're looking to explore London, Stansted or Oxford from Cambridge, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Bus tickets cost $59 (€54) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $37 (€34) one way.

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

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