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from London to Southampton

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Southampton on Sep 27 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30AMLondon2h30 11:00AMSouthampton, Coach Station
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$91One-way
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08:30AMLondon2h30 11:00AMSouthampton, Coach Station
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$91One-way
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07:30PMLondon2h20 09:50PMSouthampton, Coach Station
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$131One-way
10:00AMLondon2h30 12:30PMSouthampton, Coach Station
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$101One-way
06:00PMLondon2h55 08:55PMSouthampton, Coach Station
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$121One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sun
Sep 26
$60South Western Railway
$14Megabus
Mon
Sep 27
$23South Western Railway
$9National Express
Tue
Sep 28
$30South Western Railway
$9National Express
Wed
Sep 29
$28South Western Railway
$9National Express
Thu
Sep 30
$28South Western Railway
$9National Express
Fri
Oct 1
$19South Western Railway
$9National Express
Sat
Oct 2
$13Southern
$9National Express
Sun
Oct 3
$26South Western Railway
$9National Express
Mon
Oct 4
$16South Western Railway
$9Megabus
Tue
Oct 5
$26South Western Railway
$9National Express
Wed
Oct 6
$26South Western Railway
$9National Express
Thu
Oct 7
$26South Western Railway
$9Megabus
Fri
Oct 8
$16South Western Railway
$9Megabus
Sat
Oct 9
$23South Western Railway
$9National Express
Sun
Oct 10
$60South Western Railway
$9National Express
Mon
Oct 11
$14South Western Railway
$9Megabus
Tue
Oct 12
$23South Western Railway
$9National Express
Wed
Oct 13
$23South Western Railway
$23National Express
Thu
Oct 14
$23South Western Railway
$9Megabus
Fri
Oct 15
$14South Western Railway
$9Megabus
Sat
Oct 16
$23South Western Railway
$9National Express

Travel Information to Southampton from London

distanceDistance69 miles (111 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $19
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€7) • 2 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $19 (€15) • 1 h 14 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Southern

Take a bus or train to travel 69 miles (111 km) between London and 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 $9 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Southern among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train 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

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FAQs
How do I travel from London to Southampton?

You can travel between London and Southampton 2 different ways: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to go to Southampton from London is by taking a bus, which costs on average $9 (€7).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Southampton:

Taking a bus is about $9 (€7) less than taking a train, which costs on average $19 (€15) for this journey.

What is the fastest way to travel between London and 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, getting to Southampton by bus can take on average 2 h 10 min.

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 to Southampton from London?

The average frequency per day from London to Southampton is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

Where do I depart from London? Where do I arrive in Southampton?

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

  • Buses most often depart from London at London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Southampton at Southampton, Coach Station.
  • Trains most often depart from London at London Victoria and arrive in Southampton at Southampton Central.
Which travel companies can take me from London to Southampton?

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 $9 (€7) with National Express from London to Southampton on Omio.
  • You can take a train from London to Southampton with Southern. Cheap tickets can be found for $19 (€15) with Southern from London to Southampton.
Can I find a direct route to Southampton from London?

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

  • You'll find 25 direct trains per day with Southern or South Western Railway.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from London to Southampton?
Looking to extend your trip from London to Southampton? Many Omio customers who go from London to Southampton usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Bournemouth, Manchester or Glasgow. If you're looking to explore Bournemouth, Manchester or Glasgow from Southampton, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I book London to Southampton tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $9 (€7) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $19 (€15) one way on average.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Southampton
London
Amenities
London Liverpool Street Stn
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WC

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
London Bridge
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