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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Portsmouth & Southsea

$55 - $100

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol to Portsmouth International Port National Express

$11 - $16

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Portsmouth 119 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Portsmouth is to bus which costs £8 - £12 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Portsmouth is to drive which takes 2 h 1 min and costs £19 - £28.

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The distance between Bristol and Portsmouth is 128 km. The road distance is 190 km.

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The train from Bristol Temple Meads to Portsmouth & Southsea takes 2 h 23 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bristol and arriving at Portsmouth International Port. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Portsmouth & Southsea. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Bristol to Portsmouth hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $100 and the journey takes 2 h 23 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bristol to Portsmouth once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 3 h 25 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
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 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $100
Bus operators

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