There are 4 ways to get from Ashford to Portsmouth by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train South Western Railway  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to St Pancras International Est
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea

$59 - $94

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Ashford, Kent to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Old Portsmouth, University National Express / ...

$19 - $28

2 alternative options

Train Southern  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to Brighton
  2. Take the train from Brighton to Portsmouth & Southsea

$68 - $112

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Ashford to Portsmouth 118.8 miles

$25 - $40

What companies run services between Ashford, England and Portsmouth, England?

You can take a train from Ashford to Portsmouth via St Pancras International, Euston Underground Station, Waterloo Underground Station, and London Waterloo in around 2 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ashford to Portsmouth via London Victoria Coach Station and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 4 h 45 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$60 - $70
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Ashford International to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Brighton to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $50
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Ashford, Kent to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Old Portsmouth, University
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Ashford to Portsmouth?

The distance between Ashford and Portsmouth is 143 km. The road distance is 190 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Ashford to Portsmouth?

The cheapest way to get from Ashford to Portsmouth is to bus which costs £13 - £20 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Ashford to Portsmouth is to drive which takes 1 h 58 min and costs £18 - £27.

Is there a direct train between Ashford and Portsmouth?

No, there is no direct train from Ashford to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Ashford International and arriving at Portsmouth & Southsea via Brighton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

Is there a direct bus between Ashford and Portsmouth?

No, there is no direct bus from Ashford to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Ashford, Kent and arriving at Old Portsmouth, University via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

How long does it take to get from Ashford to Portsmouth?

It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Ashford to Portsmouth, including transfers.