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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 28 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30London2h00 10:30Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
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£121One-way
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08:30London2h00 10:30Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
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£121One-way
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18:00London2h15 20:15Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
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£121One-way
11:00London2h00 13:00Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
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£121One-way
20:30London2h00 22:30Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
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£121One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Wed
27 Oct
£42South Western Railway
£22National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£17South Western Railway
£11National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£16South Western Railway
£11National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£14South Western Railway
£22National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£13South Western Railway
£11National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£13South Western Railway
£7National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£11South Western Railway
£6National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£12South Western Railway
£6National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£12South Western Railway
£6National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£12South Western Railway
£7National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£12South Western Railway
£7National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£12South Western Railway
£7National Express
Mon
8 Nov
£11South Western Railway
£6National Express
Tue
9 Nov
£12South Western Railway
£6National Express
Wed
10 Nov
£38Southern
£7National Express
Thu
11 Nov
£10South Western Railway
£6National Express
Fri
12 Nov
£10South Western Railway
£6National Express
Sat
13 Nov
£10South Western Railway
£6National Express
Sun
14 Nov
£10South Western Railway
£7National Express
Mon
15 Nov
£10South Western Railway
£6National Express
Tue
16 Nov
£10South Western Railway
£6National Express

Travel Information between London and Portsmouth

distanceDistance64 miles (103 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £13
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 1 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £13 • 1 h 32 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Southern

Take a coach or train to travel 64 miles (103 km) to Portsmouth from London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 32 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £7. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Southern among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach 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 from London to Portsmouth?

There are 2 ways to get from London to Portsmouth: coach or train.

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Portsmouth, which costs on average £7.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Portsmouth:

A coach journey is usually £7 less than a journey to Portsmouth by train, which costs on average £13 for the same trip.

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

The fastest way to get to Portsmouth from London is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 32 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 1 h 55 min.

How many miles from London to Portsmouth would I travel?

The distance from London to Portsmouth is approximately 64 miles (103 km).

How many services a day are there to Portsmouth from London?

The average frequency per day from London to Portsmouth is:

  • 5 coaches a day.

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

Where do I depart from London? Where do I arrive in Portsmouth?

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

  • Coaches from London to Portsmouth most often leave from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange.
  • Trains mostly depart from London Victoria and arrive in Portsmouth & Southsea.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from London to Portsmouth?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Portsmouth:

  • You can go to Portsmouth from London by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £7 with National Express from London to Portsmouth on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between London and Portsmouth with Southern, and you can find Southern London to Portsmouth tickets for £13 on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from London to Portsmouth?

Yes, there are direct services available from London to Portsmouth with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with National Express with 5 direct coaches per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Portsmouth as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from London to Portsmouth.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Portsmouth from London?
Many of our customers who book a trip from London to Portsmouth often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Southampton, Bournemouth or Manchester. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your London and Portsmouth itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Portsmouth and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book my London to Portsmouth ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip between London and 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 £7 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £13 one way on average.

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