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from Portsmouth to Birmingham

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

Our recommendation

To get from Portsmouth to Birmingham on 30 Nov we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:05Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange5h05 12:10Birmingham
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07:05Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange5h05 12:10Birmingham
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10:45Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange5h40 16:25Birmingham, Coach Station
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12:45Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange6h05 18:50Birmingham, Coach Station
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09:10Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange6h45 15:55Birmingham, Coach Station
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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

30 Nov
£69Chiltern Railways
2 Dec
£44South Western Railway
£9National Express
3 Dec
£12National Express
4 Dec
£69Chiltern Railways
£17National Express
5 Dec
£73South Western Railway
6 Dec
£11National Express
7 Dec
£11National Express
8 Dec
£10National Express
10 Dec
£12National Express
11 Dec
£51Cross Country
£12National Express
12 Dec
£103Cross Country
£10National Express

Travel Information between Portsmouth and Birmingham

distanceDistance121 miles (195 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £73
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £17 • 5 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £73 • 3 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Avanti West Coast

Travel 121 miles (195 km) by coach or train to Birmingham from Portsmouth. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Portsmouth to Birmingham.

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Travel from Portsmouth to Birmingham
Travel to Birmingham 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 Portsmouth to Birmingham.
How do you get from Portsmouth to Birmingham?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Portsmouth and Birmingham. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Portsmouth to Birmingham?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Portsmouth to Birmingham, which costs on average £17.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Birmingham:

A coach is about £56 less than a train, which costs on average £73 for this route.

What is the fastest way from Portsmouth to Birmingham?

The fastest way from Portsmouth to Birmingham is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 25 min.

Other travel options to Birmingham from Portsmouth can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 5 h 45 min   on average.

What is the distance from Portsmouth to Birmingham?

The Portsmouth to Birmingham distance is approximately 121 miles (195 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Portsmouth to Birmingham is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange and tend to arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Trains from Portsmouth to Birmingham most often leave from Portsmouth & Southsea and arrive in Birmingham New Street.
Which travel companies can get me from Portsmouth to Birmingham?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Portsmouth to Birmingham, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Megabus can take you to Birmingham by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Megabus from Portsmouth to Birmingham for £17.
  • Avanti West Coast can take you to Birmingham by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Avanti West Coast from Portsmouth to Birmingham for £73.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Portsmouth to Birmingham?
Looking to extend your trip from Portsmouth to Birmingham? Many Omio customers who go from Portsmouth to Birmingham usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you're looking to explore London, Manchester or Glasgow from Birmingham, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I book tickets to Birmingham from Portsmouth online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Portsmouth to Birmingham, 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 £17 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £73 one way for this route.

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