There is only sarcasm where one chooses to see sarcasm. I took it as a valid comment on the original post.
But to add to the conversation - I have taken the National Express coach from the airport to Southampton, and it was quite an adventure. I expected it would only take under two hours - closer to four.
I do not know if they have an express, but if they do - take it. My route was a spaghetti pattern with stops in every village with a herd of goats.
Good thing I had a hotel booked. Unfortunately, when I arrived I found out I had somehow been booked in the WRONG Holiday Inn and had to take a $20 taxi ride there and to the pier the following day.
But booking the coach in the Internet was easy - prepaid.