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Journey Information

There are 22 intercity coaches per day from London to Southampton. Traveling by coach from London to Southampton usually takes around 3 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in just one hour and 45 minutes.

Distance69 mi (111 km)
Shortest duration1h 45m
Cheapest price£7.68
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Coach lines1

How much is a coach ticket from London to Southampton?

The average price for a coach ticket to Southampton is £10.08, This is a superb deal on a coach trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on coach tickets everytime, we search all of the best coach options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest coach ticket prices on this route can usually be found in September. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £11 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from London to Southampton in December, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £20 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What coach companies travel from London to Southampton?

On Wanderu there is one intercity coach company that operates from London 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 Express223h 41m£12.68
  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from London to Southampton from £8. There are 22 National Express schedules from London to Southampton and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to Southampton. In London, National Express departs to Southampton from Stratford City Bus Station and 3 other stations. In Southampton, National Express arrives at University of Southampton and 1 other station.

    An average trip on National Express from London to Southampton takes 3 hours and 41 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Southampton in 1 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 20 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 London 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?

The coach takes an average of 3 hours and 41 minutes to cover the 69 miles from London to Southampton. However, the fastest coach only takes an hour and 45 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your coach travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave London?

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 16:00. To see the times for all coaches from London to Southampton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach departures serve Southampton each day?

There are 22 scheduled coaches that travel from London to Southampton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to Southampton; ticket prices start at £8.16.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

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 London?

Departure stations

Coaches to Southampton leave from 4 stations in London.

All coach stations in London:

  • Stratford City Bus Station

  • Victoria Coach Station

  • Golders Green Bus Station

  • London Elephant and Castle

Where does the coach arrive in Southampton?

Arrival stations

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Southampton.

Coach stations in Southampton:

  • University of Southampton

  • Southampton Coach Station

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