How to get from Portsmouth to Birmingham

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

08:05Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange5h05 13:10Birmingham
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18:40Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange5h40 00:20Birmingham, Coach Station
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11:15Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange6h25 17:40Birmingham, Coach Station
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15:40Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange5h50 21:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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12:45Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange6h20 19:05Birmingham, Coach Station
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Travel Information to Birmingham from Portsmouth

distanceDistance121 miles (195 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £62
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £17 • 5 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £62 • 3 h 44 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Southern

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 44 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 route are Megabus or Southern among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Portsmouth to Birmingham.

Travel Tips: 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.

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

The cheapest way from Portsmouth to Birmingham is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £17 compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A coach is about £45 less than a train, which costs on average £62 for this journey.

The fastest way from Portsmouth to Birmingham is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 44 min.

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 5 h 5 min   of travel time.

The distance between Portsmouth and Birmingham is around 121 miles (195 km).

The average frequency per day from Portsmouth to Birmingham is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

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

  • Coaches from Portsmouth to Birmingham most often leave from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Trains from Portsmouth to Birmingham most often leave from Portsmouth & Southsea and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

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

  • You can take a coach from Portsmouth to Birmingham with Megabus. Cheap tickets can be found for £17 with Megabus from Portsmouth to Birmingham.
  • You can take a train from Portsmouth to Birmingham with Southern. Cheap tickets can be found for £62 with Southern from Portsmouth to Birmingham.

Yes, there are direct services available to Birmingham from Portsmouth with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with Megabus.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Birmingham as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Birmingham from Portsmouth.

Your journey from Portsmouth to Birmingham doesn't have to end in Birmingham. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you’d like to add London, Manchester or Glasgow to your Portsmouth to Birmingham trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Birmingham today!

Before travelling from Portsmouth to Birmingham, 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 coach ticket is £17 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £62 one way.

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.

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