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Travel Information from Southampton to Halifax

distanceDistance195 miles (314 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £149 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, Eastern Airways or London North Eastern Railway

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 195 miles (314 km) between Southampton and Halifax. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express, Eastern Airways or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Southampton to Halifax.

How to Travel from Southampton to Halifax?

Halifax is a metropolitan city and can be accessed by trains and buses. Southampton to Halifax is popular by train and bus and is popular to visit for a weekend trip, or a longer vacation, as you can visit many GradeI listed buildings such as halls and museums, as well as parks. You can travel from Southampton to Halifax any day of the week, via train or bus. High-speed trains to Halifax from Southampton can take an average duration from 4h 48min to 5h 56min, with two changes in London Waterloo and Leeds Railway Station. Your changes in these stations can be longer and take up to 14h 19min in total. Buses from Southampton to Halifax also run regularly with one change in London Victoria Station. Coaches to Halifax on this route take an average of 9h 15min to 10h 20min and are available every day of the week.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Southampton to Halifax?

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Halifax is by bus. Buses to Halifax from Southampton are available twice a day and require one change in London Victoria Coach Station. These coaches depart from Southampton Coach Station and arrive at Halifax Bus Station. National Express bus company provides two services a day, one during the day in the morning, and one bus during the evening. The bus journeys vary in duration according to the time spent at the change over the station, from 9h 15min to 10h 20min.

You can find cheap tickets from Southampton to Halifax by bus every day of the week. One way is to find bus tickets in advance, by booking ahead of time, as compared with finding tickets to a nearby date. Another way to find cheap bus tickets is by being flexible with your travel dates and time schedule. Tickets during the week and early in the morning or late at night are generally cheaper. Also, if you look for journeys with changes or slower trains, these fares are generally cheaper than direct or high-speed transports.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Southampton to Halifax?

The fastest route from Southampton to Halifax is by train. Travel time from Southampton to Halifax by train can take from 4h 48min to 5h 56min with short changes. Southampton to Halifax travel time depends on the number of changes and the time spent at the change. If your route has a longer change, your journey time can take up to 14h 19min. These longer journeys can take two to three changes, and usually occur at night. For fast travel to Southampton to Halifax, it’s best to travel during the day. All train companies provide trains from Southampton Central Station to Halifax Station and offer one to three changes depending on the journey. These companies include London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country, Grand Central Trains, and Avanti West Coast. London North Eastern Railway offers the most frequent service, with around five journeys a day.

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Trains from Southampton to Halifax

Train to Halifax from Southampton are high-speed and require one to three changes, depending on which journey you choose. They are available every day of the week, from the early morning, with two to three journeys per hour until the late evening. Compared to buses, trains provide a fast service, with more seating options available, and fewer luggage restrictions. Several companies operate this route, Avanti West Coast, Cross Country, Grand Central Trains, London North Eastern Railway, and West Midlands Railway. London North Eastern Railway provides the most frequent trains with the quickest speed, followed by Cross Country trains, and Grand Central Trains has the fewest changes. All of the trains depart from Southampton Central and arrive at Halifax railway station. Central Halifax is within walking distance of the train station, however, it is also accessible by bus lines PL2, C78, 20, 21, 343, 348, 502, 514, 561, 562, and 563/A.

Train travel from Southampton to Halifax with London North Eastern Railway and Cross Country

London North Eastern Railway is a United Kingdom train company that serves long-distance trains throughout Britain. It is the most frequent service for trains between Southampton and Halifax, and provides an average of over 15 journeys a day, with a combination of high-speed and low-speed trains. It uses the train stations Southampton Central Station to Halifax Station, with changes in London Waterloo, London Kings Cross, and Leeds Railway Station. The company offers two types of classes, Standard and First Class, and three different fares for standard class, and two different fares for first class on this route.

London North Eastern Railway provides its customers onboard services such as food and drinks with an onboard menu, free Wi-Fi with charging ports, three pieces of luggage per person, and extra-legroom on Azuma trains, the new upgraded trains. Cross Country is a British train company that serves long-distance trains throughout the United Kingdom. It uses the same train stations, Southampton Central Station to Halifax Station. The company offers two types of classes, Standard and First Class, and four different fares for standard classes on this route. Cross Country provides its customers special offers such as weekend upgrades, membership discounts, aged discounts for travellers between 16 and 25, luggage delivery services, and a free prize draw for first-class ticket holders.

Buses from Southampton to Halifax

Buses from Southampton to Halifax depart daily, with an average of two journeys a day, one in the morning, and one in the evening, every day of the week. These journeys have an average duration of 9h 15min to 10h 20min, which is subject to the time spent at the changeover station. The company that operates buses along this route is National Express. It departs from Southampton Coach Station and arrives in Halifax Station, with one change in London Victoria Coach Station. Once you arrive at Halifax Station, you can access the town by walk as it is located within the city centre.

Traveling by bus from Southampton to Halifax with Northern Express

Northern Express operates coaches throughout the United Kingdom and is the only service to provide buses from Southampton to Halifax. It provides a morning and an evening service, both with changes in London Victoria Coach Station. The route operates every day of the week. National Express offers mobile tickets for this journey, and one fare type, Restricted Fare, which is non-exchangeable and non-refundable and is only valid for the bus you book it for. With National Express you can find special discount services for students.

Halifax Memorium Park. Source: Shutterstock

To Halifax by train/ bus—travel tips

Halifax is a minster town located in West Yorkshire in Northern England and was famous for wool manufacturing in the 15th century. Today, Halifax is known for its chocolate manufacturing with the British company, Mackintosh’s, famous for chocolate and toffee. There are many interesting landmarks to visit during your stay in Halifax, the Halifax Minister which was given minister status in 2009, Piece Hall where woollen cloth was once traded and is now home to a public market which plays host to artists for artwork, crafts, and some independent shops.

There’s the Dean Clough Mill which was once the largest carpet factory in the world and is now a business park, People’s Park, and other places of interest include Halifax Town Hall, Borough Market, Prescott Street Drill Hall and Wainhouse Tower which is the tallest folly in the world. The Magnia Via is in the area, an ancient pathway that connects Halifax to Wakefield.

Travel Tips: Travel from Southampton to Halifax

Travel to Halifax 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 Halifax.
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There are 4 travel options from Southampton to Halifax: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Ferry services offer the cheapest way to get from Southampton to Halifax. Tickets for a ferry cost on average £1.

This is compared to other travel options to Halifax:

A ferry journey is usually £29 less than a journey to Halifax by coach, which costs on average £29 for the same trip.

A ferry journey is usually £149 less than a journey to Halifax by plane, which costs on average £149 for the same trip.

A ferry is generally £94 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £94 from Southampton to Halifax.

The fastest way from Southampton to Halifax is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options from Southampton to Halifax can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Halifax by coach can take on average 9 h 25 min.

In comparison, getting to Halifax by ferry can take on average NaN h NaN min.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 34 min   on average.

The distance from Southampton to Halifax is approximately 195 miles (314 km).

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Southampton to Halifax:

  • Coaches from Southampton to Halifax most often leave from Southampton, Coach Station and arrive in Halifax, Halifax.
  • Trains mostly leave from Southampton Central and tend to arrive in Halifax.

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

  • You can take a coach from Southampton to Halifax with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £29 with National Express from Southampton to Halifax.
  • You can travel from Southampton to Halifax by flight with Eastern Airways. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £149 with Eastern Airways from Southampton to Halifax.
  • You can go to Halifax from Southampton by train with London North Eastern Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for £94 with London North Eastern Railway from Southampton to Halifax on Omio.
Many of our customers travelling from Southampton to Halifax don't make Halifax their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Manchester or Leeds, either of which you could add to your Southampton and Halifax trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Halifax to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is £29 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is £149 one way on average.
  • The price of a ferry ticket for this journey is £1 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £94 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Southampton to Halifax 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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