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from Plymouth to Portsmouth

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Travel Information to Portsmouth from Plymouth

distanceDistance136 miles (220 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£14 - £79
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £14 • 9 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £79 • 4 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Travel 136 miles (220 km) by coach or train to Portsmouth from Plymouth. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 16 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £14. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Plymouth to Portsmouth.

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Travel from Plymouth 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 Plymouth to Portsmouth.
FAQs
How do I travel to Portsmouth from Plymouth?

There are 2 travel options from Plymouth to Portsmouth: coach or train.

How do I get from Plymouth to Portsmouth the cheapest way?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Plymouth to Portsmouth, which costs on average £14.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Portsmouth:

A coach is £65 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Plymouth to Portsmouth costing on average £79.

What is the fastest way from Plymouth to Portsmouth?

The fastest way to get to Portsmouth from Plymouth is by train with an average travel time of 4 h 16 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 9 h 20 min   on average.

How far is Portsmouth from Plymouth?

The distance from Plymouth to Portsmouth is approximately 136 miles (220 km).

How many services a day are there between Plymouth and Portsmouth?

The average frequency per day from Plymouth to Portsmouth is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

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

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Plymouth to Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange.
  • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Plymouth to Portsmouth depart from Plymouth to Portsmouth & Southsea.
Who can get me from Plymouth to Portsmouth?

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

  • You can go to Portsmouth from Plymouth by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £14 with National Express from Plymouth to Portsmouth on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Plymouth and Portsmouth with Great Western Railway, and you can find Great Western Railway Plymouth to Portsmouth tickets for £79 on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Plymouth to Portsmouth?

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

  • You'll find direct coach 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 buy tickets for this trip.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Plymouth to Portsmouth?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 tickets to Portsmouth from Plymouth online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £14 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £79 one way for this trip.

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