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.

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To get from London to Portsmouth on 14 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30London Waterloo1h40 10:10Portsmouth & Southsea
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22:00London1h50 23:50Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
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08:32London Victoria2h20 10:52Portsmouth & Southsea
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08:00London Waterloo1h58 09:58Portsmouth & Southsea
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09:00London Waterloo1h58 10:58Portsmouth & Southsea
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Travel Information between London and Portsmouth

distanceDistance64 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £23
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 1 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £23 • 1 h 31 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Southern

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 64 miles from London to Portsmouth. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 31 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 route 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.

Travel Tips: Travel from London 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 London to Portsmouth.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Portsmouth from London. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

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 is £16 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from London to Portsmouth costing on average £23.

The quickest way to travel between London and Portsmouth is by train, which takes on average 1 h 31 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 1 h 50 min.

The London to Portsmouth distance is approximately 64 miles.

The average frequency per day from London to Portsmouth is:

  • 6 coaches per day.
  • 80 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between London and Portsmouth 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 London to Portsmouth:

  • Trains mostly leave from London Victoria and tend to arrive in Portsmouth & Southsea.

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 £7 on Omio.
  • Southern can get you to Portsmouth by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Southern from London to Portsmouth for £23 on Omio.

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

  • You can find 6 direct coaches per day to take to Portsmouth with National Express.
  • You can find 74 direct trains per day 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 book tickets for this journey.

Omio customers who travel from London to Portsmouth often also extend their holiday to go to Southampton, Bournemouth or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Portsmouth and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is £7 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is £23 one way on average for this trip.

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

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