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There are 4 ways to get from London to Southampton by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

$26 - $70

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Rideshare  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Southampton 80.7 miles

$7

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade National Express / ...

$10 - $14

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Drive from London to Southampton 80.6 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from London to Southampton is to rideshare which costs £5 and takes 1 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Southampton is to train which costs £20 - £55 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Waterloo and arriving at Southampton Central. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 17 min.

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The distance between London and Southampton is 70 miles. The road distance is 80.6 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Southampton without a car is to train which takes 1 h 17 min and costs £20 - £55.

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The train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central takes 1 h 17 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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London to Southampton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Southampton train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from London Waterloo station.

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The best way to get from London to Southampton is to train which takes 1 h 17 min and costs £20 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from London to Southampton.
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  • Distance: 69.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 17 min

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

South Western Railway operates a train from London to Southampton hourly. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 17 min. Southern also services this route hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Southampton hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min.

Train operators
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
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blablacar.co.uk

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London to Southampton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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London to Southampton train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Southampton Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Southampton is 81 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to drive from London to Southampton.

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There are 757+ hotels available in Southampton. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between London and Southampton. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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