Rome2rio uses cookies to help personalize content and show you personalised ads. By proceeding, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy. You may opt out of personalised ads at any time. OK

Need a hotel room in Portsmouth?

Book now

There are 4 ways to get from Bideford to Portsmouth by bus, train 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

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Bideford Quay to St Davids Station
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Salisbury
  3. Take the train from Salisbury to Portsmouth & Southsea

Cheapest

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple Bus Station to Bristol Bond St
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bond St to Southampton East Park Terrace
  3. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Houndwell Park to City Centre, Victoria Park

Train

  1. Take the train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Salisbury
  3. Take the train from Salisbury to Portsmouth & Southsea

Drive

  1. Drive from Bideford to Portsmouth

Bideford to Portsmouth by bus and train

The journey time between Bideford and Portsmouth is around 6h 5m and covers a distance of around 187 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 59 min. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 36m. Operated by Stagecoach South West, South Western Railway and First Great Western Service, the Bideford to Portsmouth service departs from Bideford Quay and arrives in Portsmouth & Southsea. Typically 42 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Explore all travel options

Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 6m
Layover time:
59 min
Total time:
6h 5m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 36m
Journey distance:
187 miles
Services per week:
42
Cheapest price:
£60
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:50
Last service departs at:
17:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bideford to Portsmouth bus and train schedules

Bideford → Portsmouth
Partially open

Travel safe during COVID-19

Rules to follow in United Kingdom

1m

Regional advice

Regional advice

Travel within United Kingdom

Nationwide control measures in place

COVID-19 help in United Kingdom

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 111

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within United Kingdom.

Explore options for future travel

Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

Explore travel options

The national COVID-19 helpline number in Portsmouth is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Portsmouth is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Portsmouth is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: UK Government.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bideford to Portsmouth is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 3h 18m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Bideford to Portsmouth is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 3h 18m.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Bideford to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Bideford Quay and arriving at City Centre, Victoria Park via Barnstaple Bus Station, Bristol Bond St and Southampton City Centre, Houndwell Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 20m.

More details

It is 137 miles from Bideford to Portsmouth. It is approximately 169.5 miles to drive.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Bideford to Portsmouth without a car is to bus and train which takes 6h 39m and costs £60 - £120.

More details

It takes approximately 6h 39m to get from Bideford to Portsmouth, including transfers.

More details

Bideford to Portsmouth bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Barnstaple Bus Station.

More details

The best way to get from Bideford to Portsmouth is to train which takes 6h 45m and costs £70 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £40 and takes 10h 20m.

Mode details

Bideford to Portsmouth bus services, operated by First, arrive at City Centre, Victoria Park station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Bideford to Portsmouth is 169 miles. It takes approximately 3h 18m to drive from Bideford to Portsmouth.

Get driving directions

Map of how to get from Bideford to Portsmouth.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 137.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 39m

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

You can take a train from Bideford to Portsmouth via Barnstaple, Station Entrance, Barnstaple, Exeter St Davids, and Salisbury in around 6h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bideford to Portsmouth via Barnstaple Bus Station, Bristol Bond St, Southampton East Park Terrace, and Southampton City Centre, Houndwell Park in around 10h 20m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Salisbury to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £24
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£19 - £24
Anytime Day 1st Class
£30 - £45
Train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £20
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£27 - £40
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bideford Quay to St Davids Station
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £9
Website
Stagecoach South West
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Barnstaple Bus Station to Bristol Bond St
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £16
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Bristol Bond St to Southampton East Park Terrace
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£9 - £16
Website
Megabus UK

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

There are 343+ hotels available in Portsmouth. Prices start at £75 per night.

More details