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

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Fly Belfast City to Southampton, train  •  4 h 1 min

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

$64 - $301

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Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick, train  •  5 h 3 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

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Fly Belfast City to London City, train  •  4 h 41 min

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

$88 - $273

Fly Belfast City to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 2 min

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

$76 - $259

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Luton, train  •  5 h 31 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

$80 - $195

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol, train  •  6 h 12 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

Carferry, train via Liverpool, Elliot Street (Boots)  •  11 h 54 min

  1. Take the carferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the carferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
  3. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  4. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea

$168 - $353

Carferry, train  •  15 h 4 min

  1. Take the carferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  4. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea

$342 - $572

Carferry, train via Birmingham New Street  •  15 h 4 min

  1. Take the carferry 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

$152 - $211

Carferry, train via Newport (S Wales)  •  16 h 42 min

  1. Take the carferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
  2. Take the train from Chester to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Portsmouth & Southsea

$165 - $268

Bus, bus and ferry  •  18 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras X2a / ...
  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 of Portsmouth 030

$68 - $84

Carferry, drive  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Take the carferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the carferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
  3. Drive from Liverpool to Portsmouth

$86 - $206

Questions & Answers

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 of Portsmouth via Dublin and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 47 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Portsmouth is 333 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Portsmouth without a car is to carferry and train which takes 11 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to get from Belfast to Portsmouth, including transfers.

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Belfast to Portsmouth bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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The quickest flight from Belfast City Airport to Southampton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Belfast to Portsmouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Old Portsmouth, University of Portsmouth station.

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Flybe offers flights from Belfast City Airport to Southampton Airport.

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There are 1003+ hotels available in Portsmouth. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast City Airport is to line 600 shuttle which takes 8 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Portsmouth.
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  • Distance: 333.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 1 min

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 City, take the walk to London City Airport DLR Station, take the train to Canning Town DLR Station, take the walk to Canning Town Underground Station, take the Tube to Waterloo Underground Station, take the walk to London Waterloo, 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 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and 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 Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
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 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $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
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
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 London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Woking to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $27
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 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $100
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$230 - $360
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$140 - $210
Anytime Day Single
$230 - $360
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $35
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Old Portsmouth, University of Portsmouth
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Single offer
$34
Standard fare
$62
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
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
$224

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