How to get from Portsmouth to Edinburgh

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Travel Information to Edinburgh from Portsmouth

distanceDistance365 miles (589 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£23 - £100
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £23 • 13 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £31 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 365 miles (589 km) to Edinburgh from Portsmouth. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £23. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Portsmouth to Edinburgh.

Travel Tips: Travel from Portsmouth to Edinburgh

Travel to Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh.

There are 3 travel options from Portsmouth to Edinburgh: coach, flight or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Edinburgh. Tickets for a coach cost on average £23.

This is compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A coach is about £8 less than a flight, which costs on average £31 for this route.

A coach is generally £77 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £100 from Portsmouth to Edinburgh.

The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Portsmouth is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 13 h 55 min.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 6 h 56 min.

The distance from Portsmouth to Edinburgh is approximately 365 miles (589 km).

The average frequency per day from Portsmouth to Edinburgh is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Edinburgh from Portsmouth as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange to Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers take a train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Edinburgh Waverley.

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

  • You can go to Edinburgh from Portsmouth by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £23 with National Express from Portsmouth to Edinburgh on Omio.
  • You can travel between Portsmouth and Edinburgh by flight with easyJet. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £31 with easyJet from Portsmouth to Edinburgh.
  • You can take a train from Portsmouth to Edinburgh with London North Eastern Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for £100 with London North Eastern Railway from Portsmouth to Edinburgh.

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

  • You can find direct coaches to take to Edinburgh with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Edinburgh tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

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

Before travelling from Portsmouth to Edinburgh, 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 £23 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £31 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is £100 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Portsmouth to Edinburgh 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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