There are 6 ways to get from Calais to Portsmouth by car train, train, bus, night bus, car or car ferry

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

Eurotunnel, train  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  2. Take the train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
  3. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea

$230 - $268

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Calais to London Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Old Portsmouth, University National Express / ...

$29 - $41

4 alternative options

Night bus, train via Clapham Junction  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the night bus from Calais to London Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Portsmouth & Southsea

$46 - $95

Night bus, train  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the night bus from Calais to London Ouibus
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Portsmouth & Southsea

$70 - $102

Eurotunnel, drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  2. Drive from Folkestone to Portsmouth

$199 - $216

Car ferry, drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  2. Drive from Dover to Portsmouth

$55 - $79

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Calais to Portsmouth is to bus which costs 25€ - 35€ and takes 8 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Portsmouth is to Eurotunnel and drive which costs 170€ - 190€ and takes 2 h 36 min.

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The distance between Calais and Portsmouth is 208 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Calais to Portsmouth, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Calais to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Calais and arriving at Old Portsmouth, University via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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What companies run services between Calais, France and Portsmouth, England?

You can take a bus from Calais to Portsmouth via London and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 8 h 20 min.

Train operators
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Clapham Junction to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Clapham Junction to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Victoria to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Calais to London
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
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 from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Old Portsmouth, University
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators

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