How to travel from Southampton to London

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from Southampton to London

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

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To get from Southampton to London on Oct 07 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to London from Southampton

distanceDistance69 miles (111 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $20
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€7) • 1 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $20 (€19) • 1 h 17 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or South Western Railway

Travel 69 miles (111 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to London from Southampton. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 17 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $8 (€7). 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 or train from Southampton to London.

How to get from Southampton to London

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Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Southampton to London, 57,25% 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 Southampton to London 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Southampton to London

Travel Tips: Travel to London 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 London.

There are 4 ways to get from Southampton to London: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Southampton and London is by taking a bus with an average price of $8 (€7).

This is compared to other travel options to London:

Taking a bus is usually $12 (€11) less than taking a train to London, which costs on average $20 (€19) for the same trip.

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

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 1 h 50 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Southampton to London is:

  • 9 buses per day.
  • 37 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their train from Southampton Central and arrive in London Victoria.

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

  • National Express can take you to London by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for National Express from Southampton to London for $8 (€7).
  • South Western Railway can take you to London by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for South Western Railway from Southampton to London for $20 (€19).

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

  • You can find 9 direct buses per day to London with National Express.
  • You can find 35 direct trains per day to take to London with South Western Railway.

Direct services to London 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 route.

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

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $8 (€7) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $20 (€19) one way on average.

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

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