There are 3 ways to get from Bournemouth to Portsmouth by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station to Continental Port, International Port Coach Stop National Express / ...

$8 - $12

2 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Portsmouth & Southsea

$25 - $73

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Portsmouth 52.3 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Portsmouth is to bus which costs £6 - £9 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Portsmouth is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 54 min.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Portsmouth is 35 miles. The road distance is 52.3 miles.

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The bus from Bournemouth Station to Continental Port, International Port Coach Stop takes 1 h 37 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bournemouth Station station and arriving at Continental Port, International Port Coach Stop. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bournemouth to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Portsmouth & Southsea via Southampton Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 54 min.

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

National Express operates a bus from Bournemouth to Portsmouth hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bournemouth to Portsmouth via Southampton Central in around 1 h 54 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station to Continental Port, International Port Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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