How to get from Edinburgh to Portsmouth

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Travel Information between Edinburgh and Portsmouth

distanceDistance365 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£21 - £71
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £21 • 12 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £39 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 365 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train from Edinburgh to Portsmouth. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £21. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Portsmouth.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Portsmouth.
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There are 4 travel options from Edinburgh to Portsmouth: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Portsmouth, which costs on average £21.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Portsmouth:

A coach journey is usually £18 less than a journey to Portsmouth by plane, which costs on average £39 for the same trip.

A coach journey is usually £50 less than a journey to Portsmouth by train, which costs on average £71 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Portsmouth from Edinburgh is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Portsmouth that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Portsmouth by coach can take on average 12 h 40 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 6 h 50 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 365 miles from Edinburgh to Portsmouth.

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Portsmouth is:

  • 2 coaches a day.
  • 18 trains a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Edinburgh to Portsmouth:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Edinburgh, Elder Street and tend to arrive in Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange.
  • Trains mostly leave from Edinburgh Waverley and tend to arrive in Portsmouth & Southsea.

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

  • Travel with National Express for coaches to Portsmouth. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Edinburgh to Portsmouth tickets on Omio for £21.
  • EasyJet can take you to Portsmouth by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for easyJet from Edinburgh to Portsmouth for £39.
  • London North Eastern Railway can take you to Portsmouth by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for London North Eastern Railway from Edinburgh to Portsmouth for £71.
Your journey from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Portsmouth trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Portsmouth today!

When planning your trip from Edinburgh to Portsmouth, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £21 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing £39 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £71 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Edinburgh to Portsmouth online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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