Southampton is a popular city among commuters and tourists with its international port and proximity to London. The city is home to the National Oceanography Center, Mayflower Theatre and the University of Southampton. All major UK cities, such as Edinburgh and Manchester, operate buses to Southampton. Although longer journey these are often indirect and require a change in London.
Southampton routes are served by National Express buses. Their buses to Southampton serve 50 passengers with air conditioning and luggage facilities. Booking early is advised, as the tickets get sold out very quickly.
National Express buses offer non-stop journeys to Southampton from Nottingham, Bristol, Brighton, Winchester, Portsmouth, Basingstoke, Fareham, Bournemouth and Stansted. There are also direct buses to Southampton from London Victoria Station, Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport and London City Airport.
Buses to Southampton arrive at Southampton Coach Station. The station is dedicated to National Express and is equipped with the basic facilities. The Westquay Shopping Center, the city center of Southampton is located 300 metres away from the station and can be reached within 10 minutes of walk from the bus station.