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Coach travel from Southampton to London

from £5 one-way*

Duration: 1 hr 35 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 14 services per day

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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 Southampton to London in 1 hour 35 mins (fastest journey)

Our fastest coach from Southampton to London Earl's Court will get you there in just 1 hour 35 mins (approx) on our 035 route, giving you more time to explore England's spectacular capital city.

With coaches running from morning 'til evening from £5 one-way*, you can travel with style for less.

Southampton to London journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hrs 35 mins (to Earl's Court)
Cheapest price from £5
Distance (approx) 128km
No. of stops 0 (fastest service, other services may vary)
First & last journey daily 3:30am/22:25pm

Our Southampton to London services and stops

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

032 coach towards London

Our 032 service travels up to 12 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Southampton Coach Station
  • University of Southampton
  • Winchester Park & Ride
  • Basingstoke
  • London (Hammersmith)
  • London (Earl's Court)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

035 coach towards London

Our 035 service travels up to 2 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Southampton Coach Station
  • London (Earl's Court)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

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Departing from Southampton Coach Station

Coaches from Southampton Coach Station arrive at London Victoria Coach Station from approx 5:20am.

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 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.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Southampton to London?

The first coach leaves from Southampton Coach Station at 3.30am, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 5.20am.

When is the last coach from Southampton to Leicester?

The last coach leaves from Southampton Coach Station at 22.25pm, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 0.20am.

How much is the coach from Southampton to London?

A one-way journey from Southampton to London is available from £5*.

How long does the coach take from Southampton to London?

Our fastest coach journey from Southampton to London takes 1 hour and 35 mins to our Earl's Court stop.

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

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 1 June 2022 for travel between 1 June 2022 and 28 September 2022.

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