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Buses from Southampton to London

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Journey Information

There are 28 intercity buses per day from Southampton to London. Traveling by bus from Southampton to London usually takes around 3 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest National Express bus can make the trip in just one hour and 40 minutes.

Distance69 mi (111 km)
Shortest duration1h 40m
Cheapest price$8.09
Trips per day20
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Bus lines2

What bus companies travel from Southampton to London?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Southampton to London. Of these two carriers, National Express usually offers more choice, with 23 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Megabus92h 23m$11.00
National Express233h 11m$16.01

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Southampton to London 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus 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 bus.

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?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 69 miles from Southampton to London. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 40 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to London 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, 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 Southampton?

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Southampton to London, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 28 scheduled buses that travel from Southampton to London every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 20 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 Southampton to London; ticket prices start at $11.80.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Southampton?

Departure stations

Buses to London leave from 5 stations in Southampton.

Bus stations in Southampton:

  • University of Southampton

  • Burgess Rd 118

  • Southampton Airport Parkway

  • East Park Ter 1

Where does the bus arrive in London?

Arrival stations

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

Bus stations in London:

  • Stratford City Bus Station

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