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from London to Southampton

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Travel Information to Southampton from London

distanceDistance69 miles (111 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£10 - £21
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £10 • 2 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £21 • 1 h 14 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational 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.

General Information about the journey 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.

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.

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FAQs

How do I travel between London and Southampton?

There are 2 ways to travel from London to Southampton including taking a coach or train.

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

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.

What is the fastest way to Southampton from London?

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.

How many miles are between London and Southampton

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from London to Southampton?

The average frequency per day from London to Southampton is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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.

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

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and arrive in Southampton, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers catch their train from London Victoria and arrive in Southampton Central.

Which travel companies can take me 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:

  • National Express can get you to Southampton by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with National Express from London to Southampton for £10 on Omio.
  • Travel with South Western Railway for trains to Southampton. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for South Western Railway London to Southampton tickets on Omio for £21.

Is there a direct service between London and Southampton?

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Southampton with National Express.

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.

Where should I go next after I travel between London and Southampton?

Your journey from London to Southampton doesn't have to end in Southampton. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Bournemouth, Manchester or Glasgow. If you’d like to add Bournemouth, Manchester or Glasgow to your London to Southampton trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Southampton today!

How far in advance should I purchase my London to Southampton ticket online to get the best deals?

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:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £10 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £21 one way.

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.