You can get from London to Southampton by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||69 miles (111 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£10 - £21|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £10 • 2 h 10 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £21 • 1 h 14 min|
|Popular travel companies||National Express or South Western Railway|
Travel 69 miles (111 km) by coach or train 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £10. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or South Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from London to Southampton.
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.
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.
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.
There are 2 ways to travel from London to Southampton including taking a coach or train.
The cheapest way from London to Southampton is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £10 compared to other travel options to Southampton:
A coach is about £11 less than a train, which costs on average £21 for this journey.
The fastest way from London to Southampton is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 14 min.
Other travel options from London to Southampton can usually take longer:
In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h 10 min of travel time.
The London to Southampton distance is approximately 69 miles (111 km).
The average frequency per day from London to Southampton is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from London to Southampton as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling 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:
Yes, there are direct routes from London to Southampton with the following travel companies:
As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Southampton tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.
When planning your trip between London and Southampton, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets to Southampton from London online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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