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

11:40Manchester, Airport7h05 18:45Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
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£191One-way
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11:40Manchester, Airport7h05 18:45Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
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£191One-way
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11:10Manchester7h35 18:45Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
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£191One-way
05:11Manchester Piccadilly5h36 10:47Portsmouth & Southsea
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£1181One-way
07:15Manchester Piccadilly4h42 11:57Portsmouth & Southsea
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£2571One-way

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Thu
19 May
£118Cross Country
£19Megabus
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Fri
20 May
£58Avanti West Coast
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Sat
21 May
£61Avanti West Coast
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Sun
22 May
£75Cross Country
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Mon
23 May
£118Cross Country
£19Megabus
£176British Airways
Tue
24 May
£100Avanti West Coast
£13National Express
£96British Airways
Wed
25 May
£118Cross Country
£12National Express
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Thu
26 May
£100Avanti West Coast
£19National Express
£96British Airways
Fri
27 May
£65Avanti West Coast
£20Megabus
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Sun
29 May
£75Cross Country
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Tue
31 May
£118Cross Country
£17Megabus
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Travel Information between Manchester and Portsmouth

distanceDistance191 miles (308 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£21 - £203
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £21 • 6 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £203 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus, British Airways or Avanti West Coast

Travel 191 miles (308 km) by coach, flight or train from Manchester to 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 £21. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Megabus, British Airways or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Portsmouth.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester 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 Manchester to Portsmouth.
FAQs

How do I travel between Manchester and Portsmouth?

There are 3 ways to travel between Manchester and Portsmouth including taking a coach, flight or train.

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

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

This is compared to other ways of getting to Portsmouth:

A coach is generally £182 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £203 from Manchester to Portsmouth.

A coach is generally £75 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £95 from Manchester to Portsmouth.

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

The quickest way to travel from Manchester to 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, getting to Portsmouth by coach can take on average 6 h 45 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 22 min   of travel time.

How many miles are between Manchester and Portsmouth

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Manchester to Portsmouth?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Portsmouth is:

  • 7 trains per 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.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Manchester to Portsmouth:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange.
  • Most travellers take a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Portsmouth & Southsea.

Which travel operators can get me from Manchester to Portsmouth?

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

  • You can go to Portsmouth from Manchester by coach with Megabus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £21 with Megabus from Manchester to Portsmouth on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Manchester to Portsmouth with British Airways. Cheap tickets can be found for £203 with British Airways from Manchester to Portsmouth.
  • You can travel to Portsmouth from Manchester by train with Avanti West Coast. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £95 with Avanti West Coast from Manchester to Portsmouth.

Where should I go next after I travel from Manchester to Portsmouth?

Many of our customers travelling from Manchester to Portsmouth don't make Portsmouth their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Southampton or Bournemouth, either of which you could add to your Manchester 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 buy my Manchester to Portsmouth ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £21 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost £203 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £95 one way on average.

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.