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from Manchester to Portsmouth

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Portsmouth on 27 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:30Manchester, Airport6h45 18:15Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
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£211One-way
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11:30Manchester, Airport6h45 18:15Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
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£211One-way
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11:00Manchester7h15 18:15Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
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£211One-way
08:30Manchester, Coach Station9h30 18:00Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
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£331One-way
06:45Manchester, Coach Station9h25 16:10Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
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£301One-way

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Tue
26 Oct
£161Cross Country
£19Megabus
£64British Airways
Wed
27 Oct
£143Cross Country
£19Megabus
£113British Airways
Thu
28 Oct
£143Cross Country
£21Megabus
£81British Airways
Fri
29 Oct
£96Avanti West Coast
£19Megabus
£54British Airways
Sat
30 Oct
£142Cross Country
£16National Express
£55British Airways
Sun
31 Oct
£72Cross Country
£21Megabus
£78British Airways
Mon
1 Nov
£81Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
£90British Airways
Wed
3 Nov
£81Avanti West Coast
£13National Express
£71British Airways
Thu
4 Nov
£91Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
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Fri
5 Nov
£75Avanti West Coast
£13National Express
£96British Airways
Sat
6 Nov
£72Cross Country
£16National Express
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Sun
7 Nov
£72Cross Country
£16National Express
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Mon
8 Nov
£75Avanti West Coast
£13National Express
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Travel Information to Portsmouth from Manchester

distanceDistance191 miles (308 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£12 - £88
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £12 • 6 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £88 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or Cross Country

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 191 miles (308 km) between Manchester and Portsmouth. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express, British Airways or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Portsmouth.

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FAQs
How do you get from Manchester to Portsmouth?

There are 3 ways that you can travel between Manchester and Portsmouth. You can take a coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Portsmouth from Manchester?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Portsmouth. Tickets for a coach cost on average £12.

This is compared to other travel options to Portsmouth:

A coach is £76 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Manchester to Portsmouth costing on average £88.

A coach is £60 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Manchester to Portsmouth costing on average £72.

What is the quickest way from Manchester to Portsmouth?

The quickest way to travel between Manchester and Portsmouth is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   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 6 h 45 min.

In comparison, getting to Portsmouth by train can take on average 4 h 27 min.

How far is it from Manchester to Portsmouth?

Portsmouth is approximately 191 miles (308 km) away from Manchester.

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Portsmouth is:

  • 7 trains a day.

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

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

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

  • Coaches most often depart from Manchester at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Portsmouth at Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange.
  • Trains mostly leave from Manchester Piccadilly and tend to arrive in Portsmouth & Southsea.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Manchester to Portsmouth?

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

  • You can travel from Manchester to Portsmouth by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £12 with National Express from Manchester to Portsmouth.
  • You can travel by plane to Portsmouth from Manchester with British Airways, and you can find British Airways Manchester to Portsmouth tickets for £88 on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Manchester to Portsmouth with Cross Country. Cheap tickets can be found for £72 with Cross Country from Manchester to Portsmouth.
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Manchester and Portsmouth ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Manchester to Portsmouth often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Southampton or Bournemouth. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Manchester 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 purchase tickets from Manchester to Portsmouth online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost £12 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £88 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £72 one way.

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