There are 12 ways to get from Belfast to Portsmouth by plane, train, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry 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

Fly Belfast City to Southampton, train  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Southampton (SOU) BHD - SOU
  2. Take the train from Eastleigh to Portsmouth & Southsea

$64 - $273

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  18 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Old Portsmouth, University 030

$55 - $76

10 alternative options

Fly Belfast City to London Heathrow, train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to London Heathrow (LHR) BHD - LHR
  2. Take the train from Woking to Portsmouth & Southsea

$77 - $260

Fly Belfast City to London City, train  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to London City (LCY) BHD - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea

$89 - $273

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to London Gatwick (LGW) BFS - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Portsmouth & Southsea

$60 - $184

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Luton, train  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to London Luton (LTN) BFS - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
  3. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea

$81 - $195

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol, train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Bristol (BRS) BFS - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Portsmouth & Southsea

$107 - $249

Bus to Dublin, fly to Southampton  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Southampton (SOU) DUB - SOU

$71 - $269

Car ferry, bus, train  •  12 h 29 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to London Euston
  4. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea

$249 - $371

Car ferry, train  •  15 h 19 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Winchester
  4. Take the train from Winchester to Portsmouth & Southsea

$153 - $213

Car ferry, bus  •  17 h 47 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan to Coventry
  3. Take the bus from Pool Meadow Bus Station to Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange M34

$92 - $115

Car ferry, drive  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Drive from Cairnryan to Portsmouth

$135 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Portsmouth is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £40 - £60 and takes 18 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Portsmouth is to fly and train which takes 4 h 2 min and costs £45 - £210.

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The distance between Belfast and Portsmouth is 533 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Belfast to Portsmouth, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Old Portsmouth, University via Dublin and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 38 min.

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What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Portsmouth, England?

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Portsmouth. However, you can take the line 600 shuttle to Belfast City Airport, take the walk to Belfast City airport, fly to Southampton, take the walk to Southampton Airport Parkway, take the train to Eastleigh, then take the train to Portsmouth. Alternatively, you can take the line 600 shuttle to Belfast City Airport, take the walk to Belfast City airport, fly to London Heathrow, take the walk to Heathrow Airport London, take the bus to Woking, then take the train to Portsmouth.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Luton via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Dublin to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Dublin to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Eastleigh to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Woking to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Winchester to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Eastleigh to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $14
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $21
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $100
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cairnryan to Coventry
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Old Portsmouth, University
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$172
Car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$229

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