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Leicester-Southampton Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Leicester to Southampton bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$65.73
Fastest time5h 45m
Trips per day7
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Leicester to Southampton right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Leicester to Southampton?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $75.47 was the low point for bus fares from Leicester to Southampton. Buses from Southampton to Leicester are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $75.47 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 39 minutes to cover the 120 miles (193 kilometers) from Leicester, LCE to Southampton, STH. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 45 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Leicester to Southampton at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Southampton, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Leicester?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00am. To see the times for all buses from Leicester to Southampton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Leicester to Southampton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Leicester to Southampton; ticket prices start at $83.78.

What bus companies travel from Leicester to Southampton?

There is one bus company that operates from Leicester to Southampton. National Express is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express76h 39m$75.47

Where does the bus leave from in Leicester?

Leicester, Leicester has two bus stations with service to Southampton, Southampton:

  • St. Margaret's Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Southampton?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Southampton, Southampton:

  • Southampton Coach Station
  • University of Sampton - Bus Stop

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