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Journey Information

There are 26 intercity buses per day from London to Southampton. Traveling by bus from London to Southampton usually takes around 3 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest National Express bus can make the trip in just one hour and 45 minutes.

Distance69 mi (111 km)
Shortest duration1h 45m
Cheapest price$9.25
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from London to Southampton?

The average price for a bus ticket to Southampton is $14.72, This is a superb deal on a bus trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from London to Southampton by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $15 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from London to Southampton?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from London to Southampton. National Express connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express263h 52m$17.68
  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from London to Southampton from $9. There are 26 trips per day offered by National Express 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 London Stratford Also for Westfield and 3 other stations. In Southampton, National Express arrives at University of Southampton and one other station.

    An average trip on National Express from London to Southampton takes 3 hours and 52 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Southampton in 1 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 27 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Southampton.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from London to Southampton during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 bus ride from London to Southampton?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 69 miles from London to Southampton. However, the fastest bus 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 bus 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 bus?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave London?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from London to Southampton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Southampton each day?

There are 26 scheduled buses that travel from London to Southampton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 7 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to Southampton; ticket prices start at $13.30.

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 bus service from London and other cities throughout the United Kingdom.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in London?

Main departure station: London Stratford Also for Westfield

Buses to Southampton leave from 4 stations in London.

All bus stations in London:

  • London Stratford Also for Westfield

  • Victoria Coach Station

  • Golders Green Bus Station

  • London Elephant and Castle

Where does the bus arrive in Southampton?

Main arrival station: University of Southampton

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

All bus stations in Southampton:

  • University of Southampton

  • Southampton Coach Station

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