There are 5 ways to get from Charing Cross to Portsmouth by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 28m

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea

£30 - £65

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Bus  •  3h 8m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd National Express / ...

£8 - £12

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Train via London Victoria  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Portsmouth & Southsea

£24 - £72

Rideshare  •  2h 1m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Gosport 83.2 miles

£10

Drive  •  1h 27m

  1. Drive from Charing Cross to Portsmouth 75.8 miles

£12 - £18

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The cheapest way to get from Charing Cross to Portsmouth is to rideshare which costs £10 and takes 2h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Charing Cross to Portsmouth is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charing Cross to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross and arriving at University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Waterloo and arriving at Portsmouth & Southsea. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 28m.

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The distance between Charing Cross and Portsmouth is 65 miles. The road distance is 75.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Charing Cross to Portsmouth without a car is to train which takes 1h 28m and costs £30 - £65.

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The train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea takes 1h 28m including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Charing Cross to Portsmouth bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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Charing Cross to Portsmouth train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from London Waterloo station.

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The best way to get from Charing Cross to Portsmouth is to train which takes 1h 28m and costs £30 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £12 and takes 3h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Charing Cross to Portsmouth.
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  • Distance: 64.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 28m

What companies run services between Charing Cross, England and Portsmouth, England?

South Western Railway operates a train from Charing Cross to Portsmouth every 20 minutes. Tickets cost £30 - £65 and the journey takes 1h 28m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Charing Cross to Portsmouth hourly. Tickets cost £6 - £8 and the journey takes 2h 15m.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£30 - £65
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £65
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £70
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£23 - £35
Anytime 1st Class
£50 - £70
Bus operators
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 London Victoria Coach Station to University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £8
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National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Gosport
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Charing Cross to Portsmouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd station.

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Charing Cross to Portsmouth train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charing Cross to Portsmouth is 76 miles. It takes approximately 1h 27m to drive from Charing Cross to Portsmouth.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Charing Cross and Portsmouth. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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