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Southampton to London bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$9.84
Shortest Duration1h 35m
Trips per day39
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Southampton to London cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Southampton to London were $16.15.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Southampton to London is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average $10.07 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Southampton to London?

The distance between Southampton and London is approximately 69.02 miles, or 111.05 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 3 hours and 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Southampton to London?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Southampton to London by bus is usually on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Saturday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Southampton to London?

On average there are 39 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from Southampton to London, with an average of 38.8 trips per day and 194 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Southampton to London. Of the 39 trips there are 7 trips that are direct connections to London.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Southampton to London start at $11.80.

1 carriers offer Southampton to London bus trips

National Express

Book National Express from Southampton to London from $9.84. There are 38.8 trips per day offered by National Express from Southampton to London and you can expect on average to pay $23.87 for a National Express ticket to London. In Southampton, National Express departs to London from University of Sampton - Bus Stop and 2 other stations. In London, National Express arrives at Victoria Coach Station and 20 other stations.

An average trip on National Express from Southampton to London takes 3 hours and 40 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to London in 1 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 52.5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $25.60 for a weekend trip to London.

Avg. Time
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Plan your next adventure

There are 3 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to London will depart from these stations in Southampton:
  • University of Sampton - Bus Stop
  • Southampton Coach Station
  • 1 Town Quay
Buses arrive in London at 15 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in London for trips arriving from Southampton:
  • Victoria Coach Station
  • High Rd
  • 405 Mile End Rd
  • Hammersmith Bridge Rd
  • 75 Loampit Vale
  • Wandsworth Police Station (Stop Y)
  • 265a New Cross Rd
  • 145-155 A11
  • Golders Green
  • Finchley Rd & Frognal
  • Gloucester Place
  • Portman Sq
  • Victoria Station (Stop 11)
  • 235 Finchley Rd
  • St Johns Wood

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