How to get from London to Portsmouth

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from London to Portsmouth

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Portsmouth on Thu Jul 29 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) we recommend taking a train because it's the best combination of price and speed.

08:00London Waterloo1h36 09:36Portsmouth Harbour
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£191One-way
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17:30London2h20 19:50Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
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£121One-way
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08:30London Waterloo1h38 10:08Portsmouth Harbour
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£191One-way
07:30London Waterloo1h38 09:08Portsmouth Harbour
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£191One-way
08:45London Waterloo2h00 10:45Portsmouth & Southsea
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£191One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Wed
28 Jul
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£10National Express
Thu
29 Jul
£19South Western Railway
£12National Express
Fri
30 Jul
£17South Western Railway
£12National Express
Sat
31 Jul
£16South Western Railway
£12National Express
Sun
1 Aug
£14South Western Railway
£12National Express
Mon
2 Aug
£14South Western Railway
£12National Express
Tue
3 Aug
£14South Western Railway
£10National Express
Wed
4 Aug
£13South Western Railway
£7National Express
Thu
5 Aug
£13South Western Railway
£7National Express
Fri
6 Aug
£13South Western Railway
£10National Express
Sat
7 Aug
£11Southern
£7National Express
Sun
8 Aug
£11Southern
£7National Express
Mon
9 Aug
£13South Western Railway
£7National Express
Tue
10 Aug
£11South Western Railway
£7National Express
Wed
11 Aug
£11South Western Railway
£7National Express
Thu
12 Aug
£11South Western Railway
£7National Express
Fri
13 Aug
£11South Western Railway
£7National Express
Sat
14 Aug
£11South Western Railway
£10National Express
Sun
15 Aug
£11South Western Railway
£7National Express
Mon
16 Aug
£11South Western Railway
£7National Express
Tue
17 Aug
£11South Western Railway
£7National Express

Travel Information to Portsmouth from London

distanceDistance64 miles (103 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £9
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £6 • 1 h 59 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £9 • 1 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Southern

Travel 64 miles (103 km) by coach or train to Portsmouth from London. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or Southern among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from London to Portsmouth.

General Information About the journey from London to Portsmouth

The train tends to be the quickest and simplest option for most travelling from London to Portsmouth, which are just 100 kilometres apart. A number of train options are available from two different operators offering direct services between London and Portsmouth. Bus services are also available taking just under 2 hours to complete this direct journey.

Buses from London to Portsmouth

At least one bus per hour departs from London Victoria Coach Station to the centre of Portsmouth. National Express operates regular services each day to Portsmouth's The Hard Interchange. Journeys begin around 8:30 a.m. and continue on an hourly basis until around 11:30 p.m. each evening.

Trains from London to Portsmouth

Train journeys from London to Portsmouth depart throughout the day and night with the first journey of the day departing before 5:00 a.m. each morning. Trains leave London for Portsmouth Harbour until around 9:30 p.m. each evening. Both Southern Railways and SouthWestern Trains offer these services with the fastest journey times offered by SouthWestern Trains of around 1.5 hours. The average time taken to complete the journey between these two locations is around 2 hours for the majority of train services.

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FAQs
How do I travel between London and Portsmouth?

You can travel from London to Portsmouth 2 different ways: coach or train.

What is the distance from London to Portsmouth?

Portsmouth is approximately 64 miles (103 km) away from London.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from London to Portsmouth?

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

  • Coaches most often depart from London at London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Portsmouth at Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange.
  • Trains from London to Portsmouth most often leave from London Victoria and arrive in Portsmouth & Southsea.
Which travel operators can get me from London to Portsmouth?

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

  • National Express can get you to Portsmouth by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with National Express from London to Portsmouth for £9 on Omio.
  • Travel with Southern to go to Portsmouth by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Southern London to Portsmouth tickets on Omio for £6.
Is there a way to travel directly from London to Portsmouth?

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Portsmouth with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct coach services to Portsmouth with National Express.
  • You can check for a direct train to Portsmouth with Southern or South Western Railway.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Portsmouth tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this trip.

Where should I go next after I travel to Portsmouth from London?
Many of our customers travelling from London to Portsmouth don't make Portsmouth their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Southampton, Bournemouth or Manchester, either of which you could add to your London and Portsmouth trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Portsmouth to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets from London to Portsmouth online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost £9 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £6 one way on average.

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

How do I get from London to Portsmouth the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from London to Portsmouth is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £6 compared to other travel options to Portsmouth:

A train journey is usually £3 less than a journey to Portsmouth by coach, which costs on average £9 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get from London to Portsmouth?

The quickest way to travel to Portsmouth from London is by coach, which takes on average 1 h 55 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by train can take 1 h 59 min   on average.