London to Southampton

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1 suggested route to go from London to Southampton by train, car, bus

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Trip London Southampton

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance69 mi
Direct lineYes

How to get from London to Southampton?

We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, carpooling to plan your trip London Southampton. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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  • Locate cities of London and Southampton on a map as well as the route London Southampton and the different connecting points (Southampton Central Railway Station, Southampton Airport (Parkway) Railway Station, Southampton Coach Station, Southampton Airport Coach Station, London Victoria Railway Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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Which carriers to travel between London and Southampton?

Railway companies
South West Trains provides a rail connection London-Southampton with the train from London Waterloo railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Southampton Airport (Parkway) at arrival (3.7 mi from centre)
First Great Western transports passengers on a rail line from Eastleigh to Southampton with the train which leaves Eastleigh station to arrive at Southampton Central railway station (England United Kingdom)
Southern Railways operates the train journey London-Southampton with the train Mainline West from London Victoria railway station (0.9 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Southampton Central at arrival (0.5 mi from centre)
CrossCountry provides a rail connection from Winchester to Southampton with the train which leaves Winchester station to arrive at Southampton Airport (Parkway) railway station (England United Kingdom)
Bus companies
The bus company MegaBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Winchester in Winchester and to the one of Southampton (England United Kingdom)
National Express is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of London (serving London Victoria Coach Station bus station at 1.1 mi from centre) and the city of Southampton where the coach will drop you off at Southampton station situated at about 0.3 mi from Southampton city centre.
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride London-Southampton (69.6 mi)

All modes of transport London-Southampton

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London to Southampton bus

There is a direct connection by intercity coach between London and Southampton.

Going by bus from London to Southampton may not be so obvious to you. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Southampton.

  • The presence of electrical outlets at your seat and USB ports will allow you to charge smartphone and laptop. You'll be able to spend all your time from London to Southampton watching a good movie, listening to music, and why not even working!
  • The modern buses that you take from London to Southampton are all comfortable, with toilets and reclining seats.
  • You are driven to Southampton by professional and experienced drivers which inspires confidence and security!

Which coach companies to travel between London and Southampton?

Only the coach company National Express operates the direct line London Southampton.

National Express London Southampton

Departure bus stations in London

You will have to arrive at your London stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. The name of the destination 'Southampton' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Finally, present your ticket to the staff of National Express who will allow you to put your suitcases in the trunk and then board.

  • London Victoria Coach Station

Bus stops at arrival in Southampton

Once the bus has arrived at Southampton, check and collect your belongings so as not to forget anything.

  • Southampton

Train London to Southampton

Is there a direct train for the London-Southampton route?

Yes, the London to Southampton route is served by a direct train. Be aware that depending the day of the week, the schedule can change and direct trains may not operate every days. To find the cheapest London-Southampton train ticket, we advise you to launch a search on Vivanoda with your travel dates.

London Southampton railways companies

There are 2 carriers that operate rail journeys between London and Southampton: Southern Railways and South West Trains.
Southern Railways London SouthamptonSouth West Trains London Southampton

Intercity Train London Southampton

Intercity trains serve the most important cities along the London-Southampton route with an improved travel duration compared to regional trains.

Railway stations from London

  • London Waterloo
  • London Victoria

Railway stations in Southampton

  • Southampton Central
  • Southampton Airport (Parkway)

Carpool from London to Southampton

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a London-Southampton ride. Instead of driving alone the car from London to Southampton, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. So, you surely have better chances to get London-Southampton rides searching three days in advance than one month. Good option for lastminute stay in Southampton!

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