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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Central

$81 - $132

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Bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London to Southampton National Express / ...

$23 - $28

3 alternative options

Bus via Highfield, Southampton Uni Interchange  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Highfield, Southampton Uni Interchange 203

$25 - $29

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton 67.3 miles

$14 - $21

Towncar  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take a town car from London Heathrow Airport to Southampton 67.3 miles

$170 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton is to drive which takes 1 h 9 min and costs £10 - £16.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Southampton is 91 km. The road distance is 108 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heathrow Airport London and arriving at Southampton. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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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 1-3 and arriving at Southampton Central via London Paddington and Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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

You can take a train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton via London Paddington and Reading in around 2 h 15 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton hourly. Tickets cost $23 - $28 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Southampton
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Highfield, Southampton Uni Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport to Southampton
Estimated price
$170 - $240

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