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

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Train  •  3 h 43 min

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

$55 - $93

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h

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

$14 - $19

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Portsmouth 128.7 miles

$27 - $40

Fly, train  •  4 h 41 min

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

$87 - $311

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Portsmouth is to bus which costs £11 - £15 and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Portsmouth is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 26 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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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Exeter to Portsmouth, including transfers.

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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 43 min.

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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 43 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Exeter to Portsmouth once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $19 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
$28 - $45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
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

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