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from Portsmouth to Edinburgh

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

Our recommendation

To get from Portsmouth to Edinburgh on 28 Sep we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:45Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange11h55 07:40Edinburgh
1 changes
£291One-way
Cheapest
19:45Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange11h55 07:40Edinburgh
1 changes
£291One-way
Other options
10:15Portsmouth & Southsea7h08 17:23Edinburgh Waverley
1 changes
£1001One-way
09:15Portsmouth & Southsea7h07 16:22Edinburgh Waverley
1 changes
£1001One-way
09:45Portsmouth Harbour7h29 17:14Edinburgh Waverley
1 changes
£1001One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Tue
28 Sep
£99London North Eastern Railway
£29National Express
£54easyJet
Wed
29 Sep
£73London North Eastern Railway
£24National Express
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Thu
30 Sep
£99London North Eastern Railway
£29National Express
£54easyJet
Fri
1 Oct
£99London North Eastern Railway
£29National Express
£65easyJet
Sat
2 Oct
£99London North Eastern Railway
£23National Express
£59easyJet
Sun
3 Oct
£100London North Eastern Railway
£31National Express
£55easyJet

Travel Information from Portsmouth to Edinburgh

distanceDistance365 miles (589 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£26 - £195
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £26 • 11 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £61 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 365 miles (589 km) by coach, flight or train 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 £26. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Portsmouth to Edinburgh.

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FAQs
What are my travel options from Portsmouth to Edinburgh?

There are 3 ways to travel to Edinburgh from Portsmouth including taking a coach, flight or train.

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Edinburgh. Tickets for a coach cost on average £26.

This is compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A coach is generally £36 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £61 from Portsmouth to Edinburgh.

A coach is generally £170 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £195 from Portsmouth to Edinburgh.

What is the fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Portsmouth?

The quickest way to travel between Portsmouth and Edinburgh is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 11 h 55 min.

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by train can take on average 7 h 7 min.

How far is Edinburgh from Portsmouth?

Edinburgh is approximately 365 miles (589 km) away from Portsmouth.

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

The average frequency per day from Portsmouth to Edinburgh is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange and tend to arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Trains most often depart from Portsmouth at Portsmouth & Southsea and arrive in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Waverley.
Which travel companies can get me from Portsmouth to Edinburgh?

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

  • National Express can take you to Edinburgh by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from Portsmouth to Edinburgh for £26.
  • Travel with easyJet for flights to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for easyJet Portsmouth to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £61.
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway for trains to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for London North Eastern Railway Portsmouth to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £195.
Is it possible to travel directly to Edinburgh from Portsmouth?

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

  • You'll find direct coaches with.

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

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Portsmouth to Edinburgh?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Portsmouth to Edinburgh often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Portsmouth and Edinburgh itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Edinburgh and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets between Portsmouth and Edinburgh online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Portsmouth to Edinburgh, 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 for this trip is on average £26 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £61 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £195 one way.

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.