How to get from Southampton to London

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from Southampton to London

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

Our recommendation

To get from Southampton to London on 24 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:50Southampton, Coach Station2h30 21:20London
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18:50Southampton, Coach Station2h30 21:20London
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09:30Southampton Central1h19 10:49London Waterloo
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09:00Southampton Central1h24 10:24London Waterloo
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15:20Southampton, Coach Station2h30 17:50London
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Travel Information from Southampton to London

distanceDistance69 miles (111 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£19 - £43
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £19 • 1 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £43 • 1 h 19 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or South Western Railway

Travel 69 miles (111 km) by coach or train between Southampton and London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 19 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £19. 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 or train from Southampton to London.

Travel Tips: Travel from Southampton to London

Travel to London 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 Southampton to London.

There are 2 ways to get from Southampton to London: coach or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Southampton to London. Tickets for a coach cost on average £19.

This is compared to other travel options to London:

A coach journey is usually £24 less than a journey to London by train, which costs on average £43 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to London from Southampton is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 19 min.

There are alternative travel options to London that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to London by coach can take on average 1 h 55 min.

You should expect to travel around 69 miles (111 km) from Southampton to London.

The average frequency per day from Southampton to London is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Southampton and London 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 Southampton to London:

  • Most travellers take a train from Southampton Central to London Victoria.

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

  • You can travel between Southampton and London by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £19 with National Express from Southampton to London.
  • You can travel to London from Southampton by train with South Western Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £43 with South Western Railway from Southampton to London.

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

  • You can find direct coaches per day to take to London with National Express or Megabus.
  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to London with South Western Railway.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to London tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this journey.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Southampton to London often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Southampton and London itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between London and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Southampton to London, 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 is £19 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is £43 one way on average for this trip.

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

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