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

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Train  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Salisbury
  2. Take the train from Salisbury to Portsmouth & Southsea

$55 - $94

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Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Exeter to PORTSMOUTH, The Hard National Express

$15 - $20

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Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Portsmouth 128.7 miles

$27 - $40

Fly, train  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to London City (LCY) EXT - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea

$89 - $312

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Exeter and arriving at PORTSMOUTH, The Hard. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Exeter Central and arriving at Portsmouth & Southsea via Salisbury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

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The distance between Exeter and Portsmouth is 107 miles. The road distance is 128.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Portsmouth without a car is to train which takes 3 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Exeter to Portsmouth, including transfers.

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Exeter to Portsmouth bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Exeter station.

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Exeter to Portsmouth train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Exeter Central station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Portsmouth is to train which takes 3 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h.

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The quickest flight from Exeter Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Exeter to Portsmouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at PORTSMOUTH, The Hard station.

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  • Distance: 107.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Exeter to Portsmouth via Salisbury in around 3 h 42 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Exeter to Portsmouth once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 6 h.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Exeter Central to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Salisbury to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $50
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 Exeter to PORTSMOUTH, The Hard
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Exeter to Portsmouth train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Portsmouth is 129 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to drive from Exeter to Portsmouth.

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Flybe offers flights from Exeter Airport to London City Airport.

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There are 1003+ hotels available in Portsmouth. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Exeter Airport is to line 56 bus which takes 26 min and costs .

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