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

12:25Manchester, Airport6h45 19:10Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
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£231One-way
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12:25Manchester, Airport6h45 19:10Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
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£231One-way
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11:55Manchester7h15 19:10Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
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£231One-way
11:30Manchester, Coach Station8h20 19:50Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
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£271One-way
06:45Manchester, Coach Station9h15 16:00Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
1 changes
£321One-way

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Wed
28 Jul
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£438British Airways
Thu
29 Jul
£161Cross Country
£26Megabus
£167British Airways
Fri
30 Jul
£108Avanti West Coast
£22Megabus
£99British Airways
Sat
31 Jul
£108Avanti West Coast
£22Megabus
£306British Airways
Sun
1 Aug
£162Cross Country
£22Megabus
£148British Airways
Mon
2 Aug
£161Cross Country
£22Megabus
£91British Airways
Tue
3 Aug
£161Cross Country
£19National Express
£133British Airways

Travel Information between Manchester and Portsmouth

distanceDistance191 miles (308 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£34 - £145
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £34 • 6 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £97 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways, National Express or Cross Country

Travel 191 miles (308 km) by flight, coach 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 £34. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are British Airways, National Express or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train 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
What are my Manchester to Portsmouth travel options?

There are 3 ways to get from Manchester to Portsmouth: flight, coach or train.

How many miles are between Manchester and Portsmouth

You should expect to travel around 191 miles (308 km) from Manchester to Portsmouth.

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 when travelling from Manchester to Portsmouth:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange.
  • Most travellers take a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Portsmouth & Southsea.
Who 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 travel by plane between Manchester and Portsmouth with British Airways, and you can find British Airways Manchester to Portsmouth tickets for £97 on Omio.
  • You can travel by coach to Portsmouth from Manchester with National Express, and you can find National Express Manchester to Portsmouth tickets for £34 on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Manchester to Portsmouth with Cross Country. Cheap tickets can be found for £145 with Cross Country from Manchester to Portsmouth.
Can I travel directly to Portsmouth from Manchester?

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

  • You can find a direct coach to Portsmouth with.
  • You'll find direct train services to Portsmouth with.

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.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Manchester to Portsmouth?
Omio customers who travel from Manchester to Portsmouth often also extend their holiday to go to London, Southampton or Bournemouth. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Portsmouth and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I book tickets between Manchester and Portsmouth online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Manchester 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 plane ticket for this journey is on average £97 one way.
  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £34 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is £145 one way on average for this trip.

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

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

The cheapest way from Manchester to Portsmouth is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £34 compared to other travel options to Portsmouth:

A coach is about £63 less than a flight, which costs on average £97 for this journey.

A coach journey is usually £110 less than a journey to Portsmouth by train, which costs on average £145 for the same trip.

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

The fastest way to get to Portsmouth from Manchester is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 6 h 55 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Portsmouth by train can take on average 4 h 50 min.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Portsmouth
Manchester (Coach Station)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Manchester Oxford Road
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Manchester Piccadilly
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Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.