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$33South Western Railway
$11National Express
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Jun 18
$33South Western Railway
$12National Express
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Jun 19
$19Southern
$12National Express
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Jun 20
$31South Western Railway
$12National Express
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$12National Express
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$31South Western Railway
$11National Express
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$11National Express
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Jun 24
$31South Western Railway
$11National Express
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Jun 25
$31South Western Railway
$12National Express
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Jun 26
$13Southern
$12Megabus
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Jun 27
$31South Western Railway
$12National Express
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Jun 28
$29South Western Railway
$11National Express
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Jun 29
$27South Western Railway
$11National Express
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Jun 30
$26South Western Railway
$11National Express
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$26South Western Railway
$11National Express
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Jul 2
$26South Western Railway
$12National Express
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$13Southern
$12National Express
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$24South Western Railway
$12National Express
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$26South Western Railway
$11National Express
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$24South Western Railway
$14National Express

Travel from London to Southampton: General Information

Getting from London to Southampton can be done with relative ease, with excellent and regular bus or train connections between the two cities. If you need to make the journey to this dynamic southern port city, you can depart from either Waterloo on the south bank of the River Thames, or from Victoria Coach Station, near the Houses of Parliament. There are early morning and late night departures to choose from, and hourly buses or trains every day of the week, so whenever you need to travel, there will be an option available. For those in a hurry, express train services can get you there in just over an hour.

How to get from London to Southampton

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from London to Southampton, 56,46% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from London to Southampton and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Buses from London to Southampton

Bus services between Southampton and London are only operated by National Express. National Express offers 15 trips every day, departing from London Victoria Coach Station or Hammersmith and arriving at either Southampton University or the city's main coach station. There are early services and the final bus of the day leaves shortly before midnight. The journey takes about 2 hours 15 minutes.

Trains from London to Southampton

Catching the train is the easiest and fastest way to get between these two cities, and all services depart from London's centrally located Waterloo Station. The major operator on the route is South West Trains, who offer at least one direct train every hour, every day of the week. You can expect the journey to take around 1 hour 30 minutes if you catch the direct express, although there are slightly slower trains and it is possible to change at Basingstoke as well.

Travel Tips

Travel from London 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 London to Southampton.
FAQs
How do I get from London to Southampton?

There are 2 travel options from London to Southampton: bus or train.

How many miles from London to Southampton would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 69 miles (111 km) between London and Southampton.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from London to Southampton?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from London to Southampton:

  • Buses mostly leave from London, Victoria Coach Station and tend to arrive in Southampton, Coach Station.
  • Trains mostly depart from London Victoria and arrive in Southampton Central.
Which travel operators can get me to Southampton from London?

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

  • You can go to Southampton from London by bus with National Express. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $17 (€13) with National Express from London to Southampton on Omio.
  • You can travel between London and Southampton by train with Southern. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $8 (€6) with Southern from London to Southampton.
Is there a direct service to Southampton from London?

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Southampton with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct bus to Southampton with National Express.

Direct services to Southampton tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from London to Southampton?
Your trip from London to Southampton doesn't have to end in Southampton. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Bournemouth, Manchester or Glasgow. If you’d like to add Bournemouth, Manchester or Glasgow to your London to Southampton tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Southampton today!
When should I buy a ticket from London to Southampton online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost $17 (€13) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $8 (€6) one way.

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

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Southampton?

The cheapest way to travel from London to Southampton is by taking a train with an average price of $8 (€6).

This is compared to other travel options to Southampton:

Taking a train is usually $9 (€7) less than taking a bus to Southampton, which costs on average $17 (€13) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from London to Southampton?

The fastest way from London to Southampton is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 17 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 2 h 10 min  on average.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
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