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Coach Information to Portsmouth from Southampton

distanceDistance15 miles (24 km)
durationAverage coach duration50 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£6 (€7)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Southampton to Portsmouth cover the 15 miles (24 km) long trip taking on average 50 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £6, but the average price of coach tickets is £6. Travellers depart most frequently from Southampton Central and arrive in Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange.

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National Express Southampton – Portsmouth

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National Express

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Southampton - Portsmouth coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

  • Average Price: £6

National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach between Southampton and Portsmouth are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from Southampton to Portsmouth

National Express Services provide over 20 buses a day from Southampton to Portsmouth with the direct journey taking approximately 45 minutes. Departures start in the early hours of the morning and continue at hourly intervals until just after 10:30 p.m. The same service operates seven days a week.

What are the departure and arrival points for buses from Southampton to Portsmouth?

Departure Station: Buses from Southampton to Portsmouth depart from Southampton Bus Station which is conveniently located near West Quay and the Harbour and within walking distance of the town centre. The bus station has a car park, a taxi rank and is on several local bus routes.

Arrival Station: Buses from Southampton to Portsmouth arrive at the Hard Interchange which is an easy 10-minute walk from the tourist attractions of the Harbour and Historic Dockyard. The Hard Interchange is an important transport hub for local trains, the Gosport and Isle of Wight ferries, and local bus routes. Car parking and taxi ranks can also be found at the Hard Interchange.

Travel Tips

Buses from Southampton to Portsmouth
Take the bus to Portsmouth easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Southampton to Portsmouth.
How much do cheap coach tickets to Portsmouth from Southampton cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches between Southampton and Portsmouth to cost as little as £6  in the next 7 days.
How much is a coach ticket from Southampton to Portsmouth?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Southampton to Portsmouth coach prices are on average £6  one way.
What is the distance between Southampton and Portsmouth via coach?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Southampton to Portsmouth via coach to be approximately 15 miles (24 km).
How long is the coach journey to Portsmouth from Southampton?
The Southampton to Portsmouth coach duration is on average 50 min, which is to be expected when travelling 15 miles (24 km) to Portsmouth from Southampton. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What is the departure coach station in Southampton and arrival coach station in Portsmouth?

When taking a coach from Southampton, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Southampton, Coach Station, Southampton, Burgess Rd (Library) and Southampton, Southampton. When you arrive in Portsmouth, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange, Portsmouth and Portsmouth, Rudmore Roundabout.

Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Southampton Central   to Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange.

Where is the departure coach station in Southampton located? Where is the arrival coach station in Portsmouth located?

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Southampton Central, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.

Which coach companies can get me from Southampton to Portsmouth?
Take the Southampton to Portsmouth coach with National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the trip to Portsmouth from Southampton as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
What time is the earliest coach from Southampton to Portsmouth? What time is the last coach from Southampton to Portsmouth?
If you prefer early morning coaches from Southampton to Portsmouth, the first coach leaves at 20: 20. If you prefer late night coaches from Southampton to Portsmouth, the last coach of the day leaves at 22: 30. Omio shows you the latest coach from Southampton to Portsmouth times to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How far in advance should I book a coach ticket between Southampton and Portsmouth to get the best deals?
You can find a coach between Southampton and Portsmouth to cost on average £6 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Southampton to Portsmouth coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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