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There are 4 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southampton by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

$54 - $72

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Bus  •  4 h 46 min

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

$37 - $50

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to London - Victoria Station A20
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Southampton Central

$72 - $103

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southampton 126.1 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southampton is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southampton is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southampton station. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 46 min.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Southampton is 100 miles. The road distance is 126.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southampton without a car is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs £40 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southampton, including transfers.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southampton bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Stansted Airport London station.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southampton is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs £40 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £28 - £40 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southampton is 126 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southampton.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southampton.
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  • Distance: 99.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 33 min

What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Southampton, England?

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southampton via Tottenham Hale, Tottenham Hale station, Green Park station, Waterloo station, and London Waterloo in around 2 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southampton via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 4 h 46 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 Stansted Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from London Stansted Airport to London - Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
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