How to Travel from London to Southampton

Sitting on the southern side of England, Southampton is the largest city of Hampshire and is located about 79 miles away from the British Capital. The city is well recognized for trade and tourism because it lies in the vicinity of New Forest National Park and New Port. Technically, it can be reached in not more than two hours if travelled by road from London to Southampton but there are number of other options that can also be availed. However, the easiest way to reach the Southampton is by own vehicle which can take you to your destination in 1 hour and 37 minutes.


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    Travel By Car

    For most of the people, travelling by car can be an easy option. However, it takes about one hour and 37 minutes to cover 77.1 miles from Motorway 3, its the only by-road route to reach Southampton. Also, if you do not have your own vehicle then you can hire one from any of the car hiring services available in London, you can also check the detailed route by following the link Directions from London to Southampton.

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car
    Sixt Car Hire London Bow
    Express Rent-a-Car

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    Travel by bus

    If you do not want to or cannot travel by car, using the bus service is another convenient way. There are number of bus operators that provide day and night services to the travellers wishing to move from London to Southampton. However, each bus service uses its own route, timing and fares which depends mostly on the type of facilities they are offering. But most of the bus service covers this distance in 1 hour and 45 minutes without making any stop between the destinations. So, before making your way towards any Bus Station, you should book your place online. If you cannot book it online, you can also avail this facility at the station.

    Visit Transport Direct Website
    Visit National Express Website

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    Travel By Train

    Train is the second convenient way because it is not only cheaper than other modes of transport, but it also take you in just 1 hour and 44 minutes from Charing Cross tube station to Southampton Central railway station running on Northern Line of Metropolitan Underground. However, you should keep in mind that there are four routes that a train service uses to reach Southampton. You should select the non-stop mode of travelling from London to Southampton. For this, you will have to make booking, which you can make either going to station yourself or using online system. However, fares vary in each case, so you should keep your budget in mind before choosing from various options available at the National Rail website. Use the below given links to plan your journey according to your convenience.

    Visit National Rail Website
    Visit Transport Direct Website

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