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There are 5 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade National Express

£5 - £8

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Train  •  2h 5m

  1. Take the train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Central

£38 - £137

Bus, train  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn to Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir Ra1
  2. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Central

£33 - £125

Drive  •  1h 10m

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton 67.4 miles

£10 - £16

Towncar  •  1h 10m

  1. Take a town car from London Heathrow Airport to Southampton 67.4 miles

£130 - £180

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The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton is to bus which costs £5 - £8 and takes 1h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and arriving at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and arriving at Southampton Central via Hayes & Harlington and Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 5m.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Southampton is 57 miles. The road distance is 67.4 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton without a car is to bus which takes 1h 55m and costs £5 - £8.

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The bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade takes 1h 55m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Hayes & Harlington station.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton is to bus which takes 1h 55m and costs £5 - £8. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £35 - £140 and takes 2h 5m.

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  • Distance: 57.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 55m

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Southampton, England?

National Express operates a bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade 4 times a day. Tickets cost £5 - £8 and the journey takes 1h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton via Hayes & Harlington and Reading in around 2h 5m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£11 - £14
Anytime Day 1st Class
£18 - £25
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£6 - £10
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£11 - £19
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
National Express
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport to Southampton
Estimated price
£130 - £180

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

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Southampton Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton is 67 miles. It takes approximately 1h 10m to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton.

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