How to get from Southampton to Portsmouth

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Travel Information to Portsmouth from Southampton

distanceDistance15 miles (24 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £14 • 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSouth Western Railway or Great Western Railway

Travel 15 miles (24 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train to Portsmouth from Southampton. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are South Western Railway or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct train 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.
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There are 4 travel options from Southampton to Portsmouth: coach, flight, ferry or train.

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

A flight is £14 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Southampton to Portsmouth costing on average £14.

A flight is about £1 less than a ferry, which costs on average £1 for this route.

A flight journey is usually £14 less than a journey to Portsmouth by train, which costs on average £14 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Southampton to Portsmouth is by train with an average journey time of 40 min.

Other travel options to Portsmouth from Southampton can usually take longer:

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You should expect to travel around 15 miles (24 km) from Southampton to Portsmouth.

The average frequency per day from Southampton to Portsmouth is:

  • 13 coaches a day.
  • Around 59 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Southampton and Portsmouth 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 when travelling from Southampton to Portsmouth:

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

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 South Western Railway. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £14 with South Western Railway from Southampton to Portsmouth on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Southampton to Portsmouth with Great Western Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for £14 with Great Western Railway from Southampton to Portsmouth.

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

  • You can check for a direct train to Portsmouth with South Western Railway or Great Western Railway with 34 direct trains per day.

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

Omio customers who travel from Southampton to Portsmouth often also extend their holiday to go to London, Bournemouth or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Portsmouth and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before travelling from Southampton to Portsmouth, 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 for this trip is on average £14 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is £1 one way on average.
  • The price of a ferry ticket for this journey is on average £1 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £14 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Southampton to Portsmouth 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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