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from Southampton to Portsmouth

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Travel Information from Southampton to Portsmouth

distanceDistance15 miles (24 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £13
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 50 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £6 • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Take a coach or train to travel 15 miles (24 km) from Southampton to Portsmouth. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Southampton to Portsmouth.

Travel Tips

Travel from Southampton to Portsmouth
Travel to Portsmouth 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 Southampton to Portsmouth.
How do you get from Southampton to Portsmouth?

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

What is the cheapest way to go to Portsmouth from Southampton?

The cheapest way from Southampton to Portsmouth is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £6 compared to other travel options to Portsmouth:

A coach is generally £6 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £13 from Southampton to Portsmouth.

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

The quickest way to travel between Southampton and Portsmouth is by coach, which takes on average 50 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Portsmouth by train can take on average 57 min.

How many miles are between Southampton and Portsmouth

The Southampton to Portsmouth distance is approximately 15 miles (24 km).

How many services a day are there between Southampton and Portsmouth?

The average frequency per day from Southampton to Portsmouth is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Southampton to Portsmouth?

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from Southampton, Coach Station and arrive in Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange.
  • Trains from Southampton to Portsmouth most often leave from Southampton Central and arrive in Portsmouth & Southsea.
Which travel operators can get me from Southampton to Portsmouth?

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

  • You can go to Portsmouth from Southampton by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £6 with National Express from Southampton to Portsmouth on Omio.
  • You can travel from Southampton to Portsmouth by train with Great Western Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £13 with Great Western Railway from Southampton to Portsmouth.
Where else should I travel to after my journey from Southampton to Portsmouth ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Southampton to Portsmouth often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Bournemouth or Manchester. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Southampton and Portsmouth itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Portsmouth and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets to Portsmouth from Southampton online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £6 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £13 one way.

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