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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity coaches per day from Glasgow to Southampton. Traveling by coach from Glasgow to Southampton usually takes around 13 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in 12 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance362 mi (582 km)
Shortest duration12h 10m
Cheapest price£26.06
Most frequent serviceNational Express
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What coach companies travel from Glasgow to Southampton?

On Wanderu there is one intercity coach company that operates from Glasgow to Southampton. National Express is the only company that connects the two cities by coach available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled coaches per day for you to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express413h 54m£53.54
  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from Glasgow to Southampton from £26. There are 4 National Express schedules from Glasgow to Southampton and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to Southampton. In Glasgow, National Express departs to Southampton from Buchanan Bus Station and no other station. In Southampton, National Express arrives at Southampton Coach Station and 1 other station.

    An average trip on National Express from Glasgow to Southampton takes 13 hours and 54 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Southampton in 12 hours and 10 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Southampton.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Glasgow to Southampton during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride from Glasgow to Southampton?

The coach takes an average of 13 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 362 miles from Glasgow to Southampton. However, the fastest coach only takes 12 hours and 10 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to Southampton at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Glasgow?

The first coach leaves at 09:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Glasgow to Southampton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach trips to Southampton are there per day?

There are 4 scheduled coaches that travel from Glasgow 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 coach you take, you will have to transfer coaches at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Glasgow to Southampton; ticket prices start at £67.30.

City Information

Glasgow

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Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. The city's name means "Dear Green Place" in Gaelic, and Glasgow earns this title as it is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the area. Beyond its impressive green spaces, it is full of historical and cultural destinations.

There are dozens of inspiring museums and galleries in the city, including the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Riverside Museum, and the Gallery of Modern Art. The Glasgow Green is a vast public park dotted with monuments right next to the People's Palace, a museum devoted to social history. In the central shopping district, Buchanan Street is your go-to for mouthwatering cuisine and retail therapy.

If you want to try some local beer, hit up The Pot Still, The Ben Nevis Bar, or The Laurieston. Be sure to visit the Clydeside Distillery, too, so you can see how the national drink of Scotland (hello, Scotch) is manufactured.

Several trains serve Glasgow, including Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper, London North Eastern Railway, Northern Rail, and the West Midlands Railway. In addition, Megabus and FlixBus offer coach service from Glasgow to other destinations in Scotland and beyond.

Southampton

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Southampton is a scenic city along England's south coast, known for its history as an important port. No matter the time of year you visit, Southampton has a wealth of activities and attractions.

Your first stop is the SeaCity Museum, where you can discover the city's history and engage with the model of the RMS Titanic. Next, the Solent Sky Museum turns your attention skyward as it details Southampton's aviation history. The Southampton City Art Gallery is a hidden gem to view painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, print, and video exhibits. And if you're on a tour of England's premier league stadiums, Southampton's St. Mary's Stadium is a must.

For a unique dining experience, try the café at the Tudor House and Garden Museum. They serve local food and fantastic coffee in a home that's over 800 years old. Then, as you walk through the nearby Cultural Quarter, keep your eyes peeled for remnants of the city's medieval walls amidst the chic bars and stores.

Southampton Airport does serve international flights, but it's easy to reach Southampton even if you fly into one of London's airports. South Western Railway and Megabus provide train and coach service from London and other cities throughout the United Kingdom.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Glasgow?

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Main departure station: Buchanan Bus Station

Buchanan Bus Station is the main coach terminus in Glasgow and the biggest coach station in Scotland. The station is conveniently located near the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow Caledonian University, and the Buchanan Galleries. Transferring to other forms of travel is easy since Glasgow Queen Street Railway Station and the Cowcaddens and Buchanan Street subway stations are also within walking distance. Inside the station building, you'll find seated waiting areas, a bookshop, luggage storage, and toilets. The station is often bustling, welcoming Megabus, National Express, and Scottish Citylink services, to name a few.

All coach stations in Glasgow:

  • Buchanan Bus Station

Where does the coach arrive in Southampton?

Main arrival station: Southampton Coach Station

National Express coaches depart from Southampton Coach Station, a five-minute walk from Southampton Central Railway Station. The coach station is close to the Marlands Shopping Centre and across the road from an ASDA supermarket. It is a small station with routes to places such as Bath, Birmingham, Weymouth, and more. The station building offers seating, toilets, an ATM, and a coffee shop to serve passengers travelling through Southampton.

Coach stations in Southampton:

  • Southampton Coach Station

  • University of Southampton

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