Southampton port

Coach travel from London to Southampton

From £5.80 one-way*

Duration: 1 hr 45 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 17 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).


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Coach from London to Southampton in 1 hour 45 mins (fastest journey)

Our fastest coach from London to Southampton will get you there in just 2 hours 30 mins, giving you more time to explore this spectacular city.

With coaches running from early in the morning until late in the evening and £5.80 single fares*, you can travel in syle for less.

London to Southampton journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hr 45 mins
Cheapest price From £5.80 *
Distance (approx) 109km
No. of stops 0 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 6:30am/23:59pm

Our London to Southampton services and stops

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

032 coach towards Salisbury

Our 032 service travels up to 16 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • Basingstoke
  • Heathrow Airport
  • Heathrow Airport (T5)
  • Winchester Park & Ride East (St Catherine's)
  • University of Southampton
  • Southampton Coach Station

035 coach towards Weymouth

Our 035 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • Southampton Coach Station

London to Southampton route map

Departing from London Victoria Coach Station

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 at Southampton Coach Station

Coaches from London Victoria Coach Station arrive at Southampton Coach Station from 8.15am (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.

On arrival you'll find 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.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from London to Southampton?

The first coach leaves from London Victoria Coach Station at 6.30am, arriving at Southampton Coach Station at 8.15am.

When is the last coach from London to Southampton?

The last coach leaves from London Victoria Coach Station at 23.59pm, arriving at Southampton Coach Station at 2.30am.

How much is the coach from London to Southampton?

A one-way journey from London to Southampton is available from £5.80*.

How long does the coach take from London to Southampton?

Coach journeys from London to Southampton take on average 2 hrs 20 mins. However, our fastest coach can arrive in 1 hr 45 mins.

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

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 booking fee applies. Fares correct 8 March 2023 for travel between 8 March 2023 and 6 July 2023.

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