How to get from Portsmouth to Cardiff

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Travel Information between Portsmouth and Cardiff

distanceDistance102 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £43 • 3 h 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 102 miles from Portsmouth to Cardiff. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Portsmouth to Cardiff.

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There are 4 ways to travel from Portsmouth to Cardiff including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Portsmouth to Cardiff is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £1 compared to other travel options to Cardiff:

A flight is £35 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from Portsmouth to Cardiff costing on average £35.

A flight is £1 less than a ferry for this route with tickets for a ferry from Portsmouth to Cardiff costing on average £1.

A flight journey is usually £43 less than a journey to Cardiff by train, which costs on average £43 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel to Cardiff from Portsmouth is by train, which takes on average 3 h 18 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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You should expect to travel around 102 miles from Portsmouth to Cardiff.

The average frequency per day from Portsmouth to Cardiff is:

  • 1 coach per day.
  • Around 14 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Portsmouth to Cardiff as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry 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 Cardiff:

  • Coaches most often depart from Portsmouth at Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange and arrive in Cardiff at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
  • Trains from Portsmouth to Cardiff most often leave from Portsmouth & Southsea and arrive in Cardiff Central.

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

  • You can take a coach from Portsmouth to Cardiff with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £35 with National Express from Portsmouth to Cardiff.
  • You can go to Cardiff from Portsmouth by train with Great Western Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for £43 with Great Western Railway from Portsmouth to Cardiff on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 1 direct coach per day with.
  • You can take a direct train with Great Western Railway with 13 direct trains per day.

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

Looking to extend your trip from Portsmouth to Cardiff? Many Omio customers who go from Portsmouth to Cardiff usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Birmingham. If you're looking to explore London, Bristol or Birmingham from Cardiff, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £35 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £1 one way for this route.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is on average £1 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £43 one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Portsmouth to Cardiff 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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