Travel options
from London to Southampton

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Southampton on 20 Sep we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30London2h30 11:00Southampton, Coach Station
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£71One-way
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08:30London2h30 11:00Southampton, Coach Station
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£71One-way
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19:30London2h20 21:50Southampton, Coach Station
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£81One-way
18:00London2h55 20:55Southampton, Coach Station
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£71One-way
10:00London2h30 12:30Southampton, Coach Station
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£71One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sun
19 Sep
£43South Western Railway
£8National Express
Mon
20 Sep
£17South Western Railway
£7National Express
Tue
21 Sep
£22South Western Railway
£7National Express
Wed
22 Sep
£22South Western Railway
£7National Express
Thu
23 Sep
£20South Western Railway
£6Megabus
Fri
24 Sep
£14South Western Railway
£6Megabus
Sat
25 Sep
£13Southern
£7National Express
Sun
26 Sep
£43South Western Railway
£7National Express
Mon
27 Sep
£12South Western Railway
£6Megabus
Tue
28 Sep
£19South Western Railway
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Wed
29 Sep
£18South Western Railway
£7National Express
Thu
30 Sep
£19South Western Railway
£6Megabus
Fri
1 Oct
£12South Western Railway
£6Megabus
Sat
2 Oct
£17South Western Railway
£7National Express
Sun
3 Oct
£43South Western Railway
£7National Express
Mon
4 Oct
£10South Western Railway
£6Megabus
Tue
5 Oct
£17South Western Railway
£7National Express
Wed
6 Oct
£17South Western Railway
£7National Express
Thu
7 Oct
£17South Western Railway
£6Megabus
Fri
8 Oct
£10South Western Railway
£6Megabus
Sat
9 Oct
£37Southern
£7National Express

Travel Information from London to Southampton

distanceDistance69 miles (111 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £13
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 2 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £13 • 1 h 14 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Southern

Travel 69 miles (111 km) by coach or train from London to 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 £7. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or Southern among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train 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
What are my London to Southampton travel options?

You can travel from London to Southampton 2 different ways: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from London to Southampton?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from London to Southampton. Tickets for a coach cost on average £7.

This is compared to other travel options to Southampton:

A coach journey is usually £7 less than a journey to Southampton by train, which costs on average £13 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from London to Southampton?

The fastest way from London to Southampton is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 14 min.

Other travel options to Southampton from London can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 2 h 10 min   on average.

How far is Southampton from London?

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

How many services a day are there between London and 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 between London and 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 for travellers from London to Southampton:

  • Coaches mostly depart from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Southampton, Coach Station.
  • Trains mostly depart from London Victoria and arrive in Southampton Central.
Who can get me from London to Southampton?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Southampton:

  • You can travel by coach from London to Southampton with National Express, and you can find National Express London to Southampton tickets for £7 on Omio.
  • You can go to Southampton from London by train with Southern. You'll see cheap train tickets for £13 with Southern from London to Southampton on Omio.
Can I find a direct route from London to 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 with around direct coaches every day.
  • You'll find direct train services to Southampton with Southern or South Western Railway with around 25 direct trains every day.

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 book tickets for this journey.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from London to Southampton ends?
Looking to extend your trip from London to Southampton? Many Omio customers who go from London to Southampton usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Bournemouth, Manchester or Glasgow. If you're looking to explore Bournemouth, Manchester or Glasgow from Southampton, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I purchase a ticket between London and Southampton online to score the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £7 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £13 one way on average.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Southampton
London
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London Liverpool Street Stn
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WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Bridge
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