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Southampton to Heathrow Airport

From £18 one-way*

Duration: 1 hr 35 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 9 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

Prices shown include your coachcard discount, your coachcard number will be required during the booking process

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Coach from Southampton to Heathrow

Our coaches travel from Southampton to Heathrow up to 9 times a day, from £18 one-way*

With regular, reliable services, low fares, and a comfortable fleet of coaches, you can travel in style for less. 

Southampton to Heathrow journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hr 35 mins (to Terminal 5)
Cheapest price From £18 *
Distance (approx) 112km
No. of stops 1 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 2:15am/17:15pm

Our Southampton to Heathrow services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

203 coach towards Heathrow

Our 203 service travels up to 9 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Southampton Coach Station
  • University of Southampton
  • Winchester Park & Ride East (St Catherine's)
  • Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5)
  • Heathrow Airport (Terminal 4)
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station

Southampton to Heathrow route map


You can bring 1x large suitcase (or 2x medium cases) & 1x soft hand luggage item onboard our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.

View our luggage policy 

Departing from Southampton

Taxi ranks are based just outside the station 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.

Arriving at Heathrow Airport

Our coaches from Southampton Coach Station arrive at Heathrow Airport up to 6 times per day. At Heathrow, you will find many facilities to pass the time before travelling.

Facilities near to the stop include: a wide assortment of cafes, shops and restaurants, as well as rest areas, toilet facilities, cash machines and ticket machines.

Arrival and Departure information:

Terminal 2 & 3: Coaches arrive and depart from the Heathrow Central Bus Station.

Terminal 4: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 4.

Terminal 5: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 5.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Southampton to Heathrow?

The first coach leaves from Southampton Coach Station at 2.15am, arriving at Heathrow Central Bus Station at 4.15am.

When is the last coach from Southampton to Heathrow?

The last coach leaves from Southampton Coach Station at 17.15pm, arriving at Heathrow Central Bus Station at 19.45pm.

How much is the coach from Southampton to Heathrow?

A one-way journey from Southampton to Heathrow is available from £18*.

How long does the coach take from Southampton to Heathrow?

Our fastest coach journeys from Southampton to Heathrow take 1 hr 35 mins to Terminal 5.

What happens if I miss my coach from Southampton to Heathrow?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.


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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1.50 booking fee applies. Fares correct 3 June 2024 for travel between 3 June 2024 - 30 September 2024.

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