There are 5 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Southampton by train, bus or car

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Train CrossCountry  •  1 h 51 min

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

$54 - $89

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Bus  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Southampton City Centre, Coach Station 032 / ...

$13 - $17

3 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

$28 - $44

Bus via Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade National Express / ...

$48 - $63

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Southampton 79.7 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Southampton is to bus which costs £9 - £13 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Southampton is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 27 min.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and Southampton is 68 miles. The road distance is 79.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to get from London Paddington Station to Southampton, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Paddington Station station to Southampton station. However, there are services departing from Paddington Rail Station and arriving at Southampton City Centre, Coach Station via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Paddington Station to Southampton. However, there are services departing from London Paddington and arriving at Southampton Central via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 51 min.

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  • Distance: 68.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 51 min

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Southampton, England?

You can take a train from London Paddington Station to Southampton via Reading in around 1 h 51 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Paddington Station to Southampton hourly. Tickets cost $22 - $27 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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $35
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Southampton City Centre, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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