How to get from Edinburgh to Southampton

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Travel Information from Edinburgh to Southampton

distanceDistance355 miles (573 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£73 - £207
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £73 • 12 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £190 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, Loganair or London North Eastern Railway

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 355 miles (573 km) to Southampton from Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £73. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express, Loganair or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Edinburgh to Southampton.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Southampton.

There are 3 travel options from Edinburgh to Southampton: coach, flight or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Southampton. Tickets for a coach cost on average £73.

This is compared to other travel options to Southampton:

A coach is about £117 less than a flight, which costs on average £190 for this journey.

A coach is £134 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to Southampton costing on average £207.

The fastest way to get to Southampton from Edinburgh is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 12 h 50 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 6 h 41 min   on average.

Southampton is approximately 355 miles (573 km) away from Edinburgh.

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Southampton is:

  • 5 trains a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Edinburgh to Southampton:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Southampton, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Edinburgh Airport and arrive in Southampton Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Southampton Central.

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

  • Travel with National Express for coaches to Southampton. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Edinburgh to Southampton tickets on Omio for £73.
  • Loganair can take you to Southampton by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Loganair from Edinburgh to Southampton for £190.
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway for trains to Southampton. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for London North Eastern Railway Edinburgh to Southampton tickets on Omio for £207.

Yes, there are direct services available to Southampton from Edinburgh with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with.
  • You can travel directly by train with with 5 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 change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Edinburgh to Southampton.

Omio customers who travel from Edinburgh to Southampton often also extend their holiday 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.

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is on average £73 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £190 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £207 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Edinburgh 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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