Book direct travel from London to Southampton

Our fastest coach from London to Southampton will get you there in just 1hr 50m, giving you more time to explore this spectacular city. With coaches running from early in the morning until late in the evening, £10 returns and £5 single fares, there’s never been a better time to travel with National Express.

Services and Stops

Services from Victoria Coach Station to Southampton Coach Station start from 7am. Our last service of the day leaves London at 11.30pm, arriving in Southampton at 1.35am (approx). Our fastest coach of the day will get you there in 1hour 50 minutes.

A full list of stops along the route includes: London Victoria Coach Station, Hammersmith, Basingstoke, Winchester, Southampton University and Southampton Coach Station.

For service times, please see our London to Southampton timetable.

About our coaches

A guaranteed reclining leather seat, air conditioning, plug sockets for charging your mobile, friendly drivers to help load your heavy luggage, and a 500-strong fleet of coaches taking you to 100's of UK towns, cities airports and events from just £5 one way...just a few of the reasons why more of our customers are making the switch from rail to coach...

Taking the coach to Southampton

London Victoria Coach Station is just 300 metres from the tube network, and is served by the Victoria Line, the District Line, and the Circle Line. A bus stop is directly outside the coach station, and is served by many routes into the city centre. Victoria Rail Station is also just 300 metres away, and there is a taxi rank outside the coach station on Eccleston Place. Take a look at our London Victoria Coach Station facilities.

Arriving in Southampton by coach

Coaches from London Victoria Coach Station arrive at Southampton Coach Station from 8.50am (approx). Taxi ranks are based just outside the station on your arrival in Southampton, and a free bus operates every 15 minutes between the coach station and Southampton Railway Station.

Time to spare before travelling? Southampton Coach Station is based in the city centre, giving you plenty of chance to browse the shops or cafes, or have a stroll along the seafront. Take a look at our Southampton Coach Station facilities.