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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

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

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Woking Railway Station Southside
  2. Take the train from Woking to Southampton Central

Train

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

Drive

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

Towncar

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

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton by bus

38 Weekly Buses
2h Average Duration
£5 Cheapest Price
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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 2h.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton is to drive which costs £17 - £26 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 five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h.

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No, there is no direct train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) station to Southampton. However, there are services departing from London Heathrow Airport T2 & 3 Train Station and arriving at Southampton Central via London Paddington and Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 32m.

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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 2h and costs £5 - £8.

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The bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade takes 2h including transfers and departs five 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 First Great Western Service, depart from London Paddington station.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton is to bus which takes 2h and costs £5 - £8. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £40 - £170 and takes 2h 32m.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton.
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  • Distance: 57.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h

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 5 times a day. Tickets cost £5 - £8 and the journey takes 2h. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southampton via London Paddington Train Station, London Paddington, and Reading in around 2h 32m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£25 - £35
Elizabeth Line
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Elizabeth Line
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£9 - £13
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£16 - £27
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
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
National Express
First Berkshire & The Thames Valley
Phone
0345 646 0707
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Woking Railway Station Southside
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
First Berkshire & The Thames Valley
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport to Southampton
Estimated price
£79

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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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