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There are 4 ways to get from Dover to Portsmouth by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to London Waterloo East
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea

$61 - $91

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Bus  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Dover, Pencester Road to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 007 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd National Express / ...

$21 - $28

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Dover Priory station to Rye, Railway Station
  2. Take the train from Hastings to Brighton
  3. Take the train from Brighton to Portsmouth & Southsea

$60 - $95

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Dover to Portsmouth 139.6 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Dover to Portsmouth is to bus which costs £15 - £22 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Portsmouth is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Dover, Pencester Road and arriving at University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dover to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Portsmouth & Southsea via London Waterloo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 34 min.

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The distance between Dover and Portsmouth is 108 miles. The road distance is 139.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Dover to Portsmouth without a car is to train which takes 3 h 34 min and costs £45 - £70.

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It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Dover to Portsmouth, including transfers.

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Dover to Portsmouth bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dover, Pencester Road station.

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Dover to Portsmouth train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Dover Priory station.

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The best way to get from Dover to Portsmouth is to train which takes 3 h 34 min and costs £45 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £22 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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Map of how to get from Dover to Portsmouth.
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  • Distance: 107.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from Dover to Portsmouth via London Waterloo East and London Waterloo in around 3 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dover to Portsmouth via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and London Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 9 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Hastings to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Brighton to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $18
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
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 Dover, Pencester Road to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dover Priory station to Rye, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dover to Portsmouth is 140 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to drive from Dover to Portsmouth.

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