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from London to Southampton

You can get from London to Southampton by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Southampton on Jan 18 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30AMLondon2h20 10:50AMSouthampton, Coach Station
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$101One-way
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08:30AMLondon2h20 10:50AMSouthampton, Coach Station
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$101One-way
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07:00PMLondon2h30 09:30PMSouthampton, Coach Station
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$111One-way
11:30AMLondon2h15 01:45PMSouthampton, Coach Station
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$101One-way
10:00AMLondon2h30 12:30PMSouthampton, Coach Station
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$131One-way

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Tue
Jan 18
$23South Western Railway
$9National Express
Wed
Jan 19
$21South Western Railway
$9National Express
Thu
Jan 20
$21South Western Railway
$9National Express
Fri
Jan 21
$19South Western Railway
$9Megabus
Sat
Jan 22
$14South Western Railway
$8National Express
Sun
Jan 23
$16South Western Railway
$11Megabus
Mon
Jan 24
$16South Western Railway
$9Megabus
Tue
Jan 25
$16South Western Railway
$9National Express
Wed
Jan 26
$16South Western Railway
$9National Express
Thu
Jan 27
$16South Western Railway
$9Megabus
Fri
Jan 28
$16South Western Railway
$9Megabus
Sat
Jan 29
$26South Western Railway
$9National Express
Sun
Jan 30
$16South Western Railway
$9National Express
Mon
Jan 31
$14South Western Railway
$9Megabus
Tue
Feb 1
$14South Western Railway
$9National Express
Wed
Feb 2
$14South Western Railway
$9National Express
Thu
Feb 3
$14South Western Railway
$9Megabus
Fri
Feb 4
$23South Western Railway
$9Megabus
Sat
Feb 5
$23South Western Railway
$9National Express

Travel Information from London to Southampton

distanceDistance69 miles (111 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $30
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€12) • 2 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $30 (€24) • 1 h 14 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or South Western Railway

Take a bus or train to travel 69 miles (111 km) from London to Southampton. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 14 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or South Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from London to Southampton.

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

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FAQs

How do I get from London to Southampton?

You can travel to Southampton from London 2 different ways: bus or train.

How do I get from London to Southampton the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from London to Southampton is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $15 (€12) compared to other travel options to Southampton:

Taking a bus is about $15 (€12) less than taking a train, which costs on average $30 (€24) for this route.

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 14 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 10 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between London and Southampton?

The distance is approximately 69 miles (111 km) from London to Southampton.

How many services a day are there from London to Southampton?

The average frequency per day from London to Southampton is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

When traveling between London and Southampton, what are the departure and arrival points in London and Southampton?

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

  • Buses most often depart from London at London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and arrive in Southampton at Southampton, Coach Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from London Victoria and tend to arrive in Southampton Central.

Which travel companies can get me from London to Southampton?

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

  • Travel with National Express for buses to Southampton. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express London to Southampton tickets on Omio for $15 (€12).
  • Travel with South Western Railway for trains to Southampton. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for South Western Railway London to Southampton tickets on Omio for $30 (€24).

Can I travel directly between London and Southampton?

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

  • You'll find direct buses 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 trip.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from London to Southampton?

Many of our customers who book a trip from London to Southampton often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Bournemouth, Manchester or Glasgow. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your London and Southampton itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Southampton and any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I book my London to Southampton one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $15 (€12) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $30 (€24) 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.