How to get from Portsmouth to Manchester

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from Portsmouth to Manchester

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

Our recommendation
bus

To get from Portsmouth to Manchester on 23 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:05Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange7h35 15:40Manchester
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£231One-way
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14:10Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange8h25 22:35Manchester, Coach Station
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£161One-way
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08:05Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange8h05 16:10Manchester, Coach Station
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£191One-way
11:15Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange8h30 19:45Manchester, Coach Station
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£191One-way
09:35Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange8h45 18:20Manchester, Coach Station
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£191One-way

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Travel Information from Portsmouth to Manchester

distanceDistance191 miles (308 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£19 - £159
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £19 • 6 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £122 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus, British Airways or Cross Country

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 191 miles (308 km) to Manchester from Portsmouth. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £19. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Megabus, British Airways or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Portsmouth to Manchester.

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FAQs

There are 3 ways to get from Portsmouth to Manchester: coach, flight or train.

The cheapest way from Portsmouth to Manchester is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £19 compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach is £103 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Portsmouth to Manchester costing on average £122.

A coach is generally £140 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £159 from Portsmouth to Manchester.

The fastest way from Portsmouth to Manchester is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

Other travel options between Portsmouth and Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 6 h 55 min   on average.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 4 h 36 min.

You should expect to travel around 191 miles (308 km) from Portsmouth to Manchester.

The average frequency per day from Portsmouth to Manchester is:

  • 16 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Manchester 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 Manchester:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange to Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Portsmouth & Southsea and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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

  • You can travel by coach to Manchester from Portsmouth with Megabus, and you can find Megabus Portsmouth to Manchester tickets for £19 on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane between Portsmouth and Manchester with British Airways, and you can find British Airways Portsmouth to Manchester tickets for £122 on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Portsmouth and Manchester with Cross Country, and you can find Cross Country Portsmouth to Manchester tickets for £159 on Omio.
Looking to extend your trip from Portsmouth to Manchester? Many Omio customers who go from Portsmouth to Manchester usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you're looking to explore London, Liverpool or Edinburgh from Manchester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip between Portsmouth and Manchester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £19 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £122 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £159 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Portsmouth to Manchester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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