Travel options
from Stansted to Southampton

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

Our recommendation

To get from Stansted to Southampton on Oct 22 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00PMLondon, Stansted Airport4h40 12:40AMSouthampton, Coach Station
1 changes
$371One-way
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08:00PMLondon, Stansted Airport4h40 12:40AMSouthampton, Coach Station
1 changes
$371One-way
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08:05AMLondon, Stansted Airport5h15 01:20PMSouthampton, Coach Station
1 changes
$371One-way
06:40PMLondon, Stansted Airport4h35 11:15PMSouthampton, Coach Station
1 changes
$411One-way
07:00AMLondon, Stansted Airport3h55 10:55AMSouthampton, Coach Station
1 changes
$571One-way

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Thu
Oct 21
$105South Western Railway
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Fri
Oct 22
$49South Western Railway
$37National Express
Sat
Oct 23
$51South Western Railway
$34National Express
Sun
Oct 24
$88South Western Railway
$34National Express
Mon
Oct 25
$45South Western Railway
$34National Express
Tue
Oct 26
$36South Western Railway
$34National Express
Wed
Oct 27
$34South Western Railway
$34National Express
Thu
Oct 28
$34South Western Railway
$34National Express
Fri
Oct 29
$43South Western Railway
$34National Express
Sat
Oct 30
$77South Western Railway
$40National Express
Sun
Oct 31
$43South Western Railway
$40National Express
Mon
Nov 1
$31South Western Railway
$27National Express
Tue
Nov 2
$31South Western Railway
$27National Express
Wed
Nov 3
$31South Western Railway
$27National Express
Thu
Nov 4
$31South Western Railway
$27National Express
Fri
Nov 5
$41South Western Railway
$27National Express
Sat
Nov 6
$49South Western Railway
$27National Express
Sun
Nov 7
$31South Western Railway
$27National Express
Mon
Nov 8
$31South Western Railway
$27National Express
Tue
Nov 9
$31South Western Railway
$27National Express
Wed
Nov 10
$31South Western Railway
$27National Express

Travel Information from Stansted to Southampton

distanceDistance97 miles (157 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$27 - $48
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $27 (€22) • 4 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $48 (€40) • 2 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or South Western Railway

Travel 97 miles (157 km) by bus or train from Stansted to Southampton. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $27 (€22). 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 Stansted to Southampton.

How to get from Stansted to Southampton

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Stansted to Southampton there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 78,57% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Stansted to Southampton. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips

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FAQs
How do I reach Southampton from Stansted?

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

What is the cheapest way to travel between Stansted and Southampton?

The cheapest way to get from Stansted to Southampton is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $27 (€22) compared to other travel options to Southampton:

Taking a bus is usually $22 (€18) less than taking a train to Southampton, which costs on average $48 (€40) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Stansted to Southampton?

The fastest way to get to Southampton from Stansted is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 55 min.

Other travel options to Southampton can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Southampton by bus can take on average 4 h 40 min.

How far is Southampton from Stansted?

The distance is approximately 97 miles (157 km) from Stansted to Southampton.

How many services a day are there between Stansted and Southampton?

The average frequency per day from Stansted to Southampton is:

  • Around 3 trains per day.

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

When traveling between Stansted and Southampton, where do I depart from Stansted and where do I arrive in Southampton?

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

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

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

  • Travel with National Express to go to Southampton by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Stansted to Southampton tickets on Omio for $27 (€22).
  • Travel with South Western Railway to go to Southampton by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find South Western Railway Stansted to Southampton tickets on Omio for $48 (€40).
Can I find a direct route from Stansted to Southampton?

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

  • You'll find 3 direct trains a day to Southampton with.

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 other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Stansted to Southampton?
Omio customers who travel from Stansted to Southampton often also extend their vacation to go to London, Bournemouth or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Southampton and these popular destinations at a great price.
When should I buy a ticket from Stansted to Southampton online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Stansted to Southampton, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $27 (€22) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $48 (€40) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Stansted to Southampton tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey