London to Southampton coach

Cheap bus tickets from London to Southampton

Showing times and prices for 14 Aug

Cheapest

£11

Average

£22

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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22:30London2h10 00:40Southampton, Coach Station
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£111One-way
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20:00London2h15 22:15Southampton, Coach Station
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£131One-way
15:00London2h25 17:25Southampton, Coach Station
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£151One-way
12:30London2h20 14:50Southampton, Coach Station
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£181One-way
08:30London2h10 10:40Southampton, Coach Station
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£191One-way

Bus Timetable London to Southampton

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00:30London5h05 05:35Southampton, Coach Station
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06:30London1h45 08:15Southampton, Coach Station
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07:00London3h25 10:25Southampton, Coach Station
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07:00London3h25 10:25Southampton, Coach Station
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08:30London2h10 10:40Southampton, Coach Station
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11:00London2h20 13:20Southampton, Coach Station
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12:30London2h20 14:50Southampton, Coach Station
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13:30London2h30 16:00Southampton, Coach Station
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14:00London3h10 17:10Southampton, Coach Station
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15:00London2h25 17:25Southampton, Coach Station
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16:00London2h20 18:20Southampton, Coach Station
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17:30London2h30 20:00Southampton, Coach Station
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18:30London2h20 20:50Southampton, Coach Station
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20:00London2h15 22:15Southampton, Coach Station
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21:00London2h15 23:15Southampton, Coach Station
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22:30London2h10 00:40Southampton, Coach Station
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Bus times from London to Southampton

Showing times and prices for 14 Aug

Fastest Journey

1 h 45 m

Average

2 h 39 m

Buses per day

16

Distance

112 km

Of the 16 buses that leave London for Southampton every day 12 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
06:30London1h45 08:15Southampton, Coach Station
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£211One-way
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08:30London2h10 10:40Southampton, Coach Station
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£191One-way
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22:30London2h10 00:40Southampton, Coach Station
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£111One-way
21:00London2h15 23:15Southampton, Coach Station
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£191One-way
20:00London2h15 22:15Southampton, Coach Station
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£131One-way

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Overview: Coach from London to Southampton

distanceDistance69 miles
durationAverage coach duration1 h 55 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£20 (€23)
frequencyCoach frequency11 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 9 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesInfobus, Megabus or National Express

Coaches from London to Southampton cover the 69 miles long journey taking on average 1 h 55 min with our travel partners like Infobus, Megabus or National Express. Normally, there are 11 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £20, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £8. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Southampton, Coach Station.

Coach companies: National Express London to Southampton

You can travel by coach to Southampton from London with National Express for as low as £8. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

National Express

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the London - Southampton coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

Coach information from London to Southampton with National Express:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 35 min
  • Average Price: £8
  • National Express frequency: 8 a day

Buses from London to Southampton

You can find frequent buses from London to Southampton on Omio from early morning to late night depatures. Buses depart at least once an hour between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.The trip length ranges between 1h 25min and 3h 45min, depending on the provider and the departure time.

   

London to Southampton Bus Time: Daily Departures

There are usually around 20 daily departures for buses travelling from London to southampton. Buses mostly depart at least once an hour between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.. There are usually three departures at once at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.. Additionally, there is often no departure between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

How long is the journey by bus from London to Southampton?

The trip from London to Southampton by bus takes roughly 2h on average. The shortest trip usually takes around 1h 25min while the longest trip usually takes around 3h 45min. Most trips require no changes but a few require one change.

Southhampton Fortrest Old Town Tourists. Source: Shutterstock

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from London to Southampton?

Departure bus stations: The main departure station is the London, Victoria Coach station. This station can be reached from the city centre in around 10min by car and around 16min by public transport. The station has an onsite coffee shop and newsagents. There are charging points and a cash point available onsite. Automated ticket machines operate between 7:00 a.m. and 22:30 a.m. The other likely departure station is London Heathrow Airport Terminal. You can get to this station from the city centre in around 45min by car or public transport. This departure station may be ideal for those flying in at the start of their trip.

Arrival bus stations: The most common arrival station is the Southampton, Coach Station. This station is roughly a 9min walk to the Southampton city centre. The station has charging points as well as a coffee shop and cash point on site. The station's automated ticket machines operate between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. You may also arrive at the Southampton, East Park Terrace station. This station is around a 12min walk to the city centre. It is located just outside the Solent University Library. If your bus arrives at the Southampton, Burgess Rd stop you will be a roughly 14min walk from the city centre. The stop may be ideal for students as it is very close to the University of Southampton. The Southampton Airport Parkway station may be ideal for connecting travellers. To get to the city centre it is roughly a 13min drive or around 22min by public transport. The stop is very close to the airport Railway Station so this may be the easiest option for those flying out or travelling by train to another location after arriving in Southampton.

Which bus companies travel from London to Southampton?

You can find bus trips from London to Southampton provided by two companies, National Express and Megabus. On average Megabus trips have a shorter travel time on the bus while National Express offers more frequent services. Megabus also departs from and arrives at multiple stations while National Express usually departs from the same station and arrives at the same station on every trip. Some National Express trips require a single changeover.

National Express buses from London to Southampton

National Express buses usually run once an hour, occasionally twice an hour. Their service usually begins at around 8:30 a.m. and ends at around 10:30 p.m. This provider's buses depart from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive at Southampton, Coach Station. The trip takes between 2h 10min and 3h 45min. They usually don't require a change but some services involve one change at either Bournemouth, Coach Station or London, Heathrow Airport Terminals.

Megabus buses from London to Southampton

Megabus buses between London and Southampton usually run around once an hour in the middle of the day between roughly 11:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Megabus usually has at least two, sometimes three buses departing at the same time. The 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. buses usually depart from London, Victoria Coach Station while the 12:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. buses usually depart from London, Heathrow Airport Terminal. The buses arrive at three different stations: Southampton, East Park Terrace, Southampton Burgess Rd and Southampton, Airport Parkway, so you can choose the most convenient arrival station for your ultimate destination.

Bus London to Southampton: Services on Board

Both National Express and Megabus buses have complimentary Wi-Fi you can take advantage of for the duration of your journey. They also both have charging points so you can keep your devices charged. National Express allows two 40 lbs (20 kg) suitcases and one piece of hand luggage on their buses. Megabus allows 40 lbs (20kg) in luggage plus small carry on items.

National Express has Journey Assistant cards available to allow passengers to communicate any extra assistance they need, for example, if they are hard of hearing. They will also check that the journey you have booked is appropriate if, for example, you need wheelchair accessible stops. All Megabus coaches are wheelchair accessible and you can also store your mobility device with your luggage if that is more convenient for you.

Southampton Fortrest House Village. Source: Shutterstock

How to find cheap bus tickets from London to Southampton?

You can find cheaper tickets to get from London to Southampton by bus if you book well in advance. Additionally, if you are able to be flexible with dates you may be able to travel on a cheaper day that isn't in demand. If you don't mind making changes and don't need a direct trip you can usually find cheaper options on slower journeys with multiple connections. In Omio you can check all the possibilities and compare the different prices.

To Southampton by bus—travel tips

With hidden historical gems, modern museums and a thriving nightlife, Southampton is a city to suit all travellers. History buffs may enjoy the SeaCity museum, which contains numerous nautical artifacts and has a popular section dedicated The Titanic and the role of Southampton in the ship's journey. The museum uses modern, interactive technology to immerse its visitors in the experience.

Sports fans won't want to miss a trip to St Mary's Stadium to catch a game between top level teams in person. Take the day to walk along the historic town walls, with information plaques available to help you learn Southampton's history. Tudor House and Garden holds over 800 years of history inside it with exhibitions detailing the history of its famous occupants and those who lived in the city outside.

There's no shortage of great places to catch a bite in Southampton with options ranging from the British Pub Food of The Roll Call, to the authentic mexican meals of Mexifun and the delicious indian food and relaxed, welcoming atmospher of the popular 5 Rivers Sports Bar.

To get some shopping in, check out the Westquay shopping centre with a wide range of shops, food choices and a cinema. Of course, as a port city, Southampton has ship tours and cruises available so you can experience sea life, both modern and historical.The great thing about visiting Southampton is that almost all of its many attractions are easily accessible via public transport or close by on foot.

Travel Tips: Coach to Southampton from London

Take the bus 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
Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets to Southampton from London for as low as £8  for the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket to Southampton from London is £20  one way.
The coach distance from London to Southampton is around 69 miles.
On average the London to Southampton coach time is 1 h 55 min  covering the 69 miles long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from London Victoria   to Southampton, Coach Station.

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their coaches from London Victoria and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre to get to this coach station.

Passengers arriving in Southampton most often arrive at Southampton, Coach Station and need to travel around 0.6 miles (986 m) from this coach station to the city centre.

When taking a coach from London to Southampton, you can count on Infobus, Megabus or National Express for the best way to get you to Southampton. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service between London and Southampton and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.
Yes, there are 9 direct coaches a day to Southampton from London. If you’re looking for a direct coach from London to Southampton, consider travelling with National Express. Non-stop coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your coach tickets.
On average, there are 11 coaches a day from London to Southampton. The coach times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest coach departing from London to Southampton leaves at 05: 30. The last coach departing from London to Southampton leaves at 22: 59. You can find the latest London to Southampton coach timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
If you book a coach ticket to Southampton from London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £20 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets between London and Southampton are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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