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There are 6 ways to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Southampton by train, bus, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

$42 - $62

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T5 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T5 to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade National Express / ...

$19 - $27

4 alternative options

Bus, line 800 bus, train  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to High Wycombe 737
  2. Take the line 800 bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station to Reading Town Centre, Friar Street 800 / ...
  3. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Central

$49 - $81

Bus, train  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to London Victoria Rail Station National Express
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Southampton Central

$68 - $100

Drive  •  1h 38m

  1. Drive from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Southampton 96.7 miles

$20 - $30

Towncar  •  1h 38m

  1. Take a town car from London Luton Airport to Southampton 96.7 miles

$230 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Southampton is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Southampton is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Southampton station. However, there are services departing from Luton Airport London and arriving at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade via Heathrow Airport London T5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 23m.

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The distance between London Luton Airport (LTN) and Southampton is 81 miles. The road distance is 96.7 miles.

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The best way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Southampton without a car is to train which takes 2h 20m and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2h 20m to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Southampton, including transfers.

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London Luton Airport (LTN) to Southampton bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Luton Airport London station.

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The best way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Southampton is to train which takes 2h 20m and costs £30 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £21 and takes 4h 23m.

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London Luton Airport (LTN) to Southampton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Luton Airport (LTN) to Southampton is 97 miles. It takes approximately 1h 38m to drive from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Southampton.

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  • Distance: 81.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 20m

What companies run services between London Luton Airport (LTN), England and Southampton, England?

You can take a train from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Southampton via West Hampstead Thameslink, West Hampstead station, Waterloo station, and London Waterloo in around 2h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Southampton via Heathrow Airport London T5 in around 4h 23m.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Luton Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T5
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T5 to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
Bus from Luton Airport London to High Wycombe
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
Bus from Luton Airport London to London Victoria Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station to Reading Town Centre, Friar Street
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Luton Airport to Southampton
Estimated price
$230 - $320

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