Heathrow to Southampton by Coach

The only direct coach link from Heathrow to Southampton Cental station is by National Express coaches. NE offers 19 daily journies. The journey to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade bus station approximately lasts 2 hours and 5 minutes.

At Heathrow airport 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.
Prices vary on the time and day with average price 20.00 GBP per person.

Key notes

Luggage guide.

Carry on Luggage : 1 on board piece of soft hand luggage (45cm x 35cm x 20cm) placed under the seat in front or in the overhead lockers. Hold Luggage : Up to 2 medium cases (70cm x 30cm x 45cm) each with a max weight of 20kg OR one large item that has max. dimensions of 75cm x 50cm x 32cm with a max. weight 20kg. Over-sized, special items or excess items are subject to additional charges. You are advised to check your luggage prior to your booking/journey with National Express as cruise ship travelers often carry bulky luggage.

The arrival bus station in Southampton is around 30 minutes walking distance from the docks. You will need to either take a black cab or use public transportation.


If budget is the main concern then a coach ride will certainly be a better solution than train, as a coach change will not be required. The coach service will not take you directly to the docks. An extra transportation will be required. Our recommended, door to door, direct option, is a private transfer (read more ...) that is more comfortable and cost effective, especially for large parties.

southampton central station to dock
Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to port

The easiest way to travel from Gatwick to Heathrow airport is via private transfer
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