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from Birmingham to Portsmouth

You can get from Birmingham to Portsmouth by train, bus or flight.

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£88Chiltern Railways
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£50Cross Country
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£50Cross Country
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Travel Information between Birmingham and Portsmouth

distanceDistance121 miles (195 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£14 - £56
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £14 • 4 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £56 • 3 h 46 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Southern

Take a coach or train to travel 121 miles (195 km) from Birmingham to Portsmouth. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 46 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £14. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or Southern among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Birmingham to Portsmouth.

Travel Tips

Travel from Birmingham to Portsmouth
Travel 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 Birmingham to Portsmouth.
What are my travel options from Birmingham to Portsmouth?

There are 2 travel options from Birmingham to Portsmouth: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Birmingham to Portsmouth?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Portsmouth. Tickets for a coach cost on average £14.

This is compared to other travel options to Portsmouth:

A coach journey is usually £42 less than a journey to Portsmouth by train, which costs on average £56 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Birmingham to Portsmouth?

The fastest way from Birmingham to Portsmouth is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 46 min.

Other travel options from Birmingham to Portsmouth can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 4 h 55 min.

How far is it from Birmingham to Portsmouth?

You should expect to travel around 121 miles (195 km) from Birmingham to Portsmouth.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Birmingham to Portsmouth?

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Portsmouth is:

  • 8 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Portsmouth from Birmingham as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Birmingham to Portsmouth, where do I depart from Birmingham and where do I arrive in Portsmouth?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Birmingham to Portsmouth:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange.
  • Most travellers board their train from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Portsmouth & Southsea.
Which travel companies can get me from Birmingham to Portsmouth?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to Portsmouth, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express to go to Portsmouth by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Birmingham to Portsmouth tickets on Omio for £14.
  • Travel with Southern to go to Portsmouth by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Southern Birmingham to Portsmouth tickets on Omio for £56.
Where should I go next after I travel to Portsmouth from Birmingham?
Your journey from Birmingham to Portsmouth doesn't have to end in Portsmouth. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Southampton or Bournemouth. If you’d like to add London, Southampton or Bournemouth to your Birmingham to Portsmouth trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Portsmouth today!
When should I purchase a ticket from Birmingham to Portsmouth online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Birmingham to Portsmouth, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £14 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is £56 one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Birmingham to Portsmouth tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.