There are 3 ways to get from Ilfracombe to Portsmouth by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  7 h 15 min

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

$84 - $143

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple to Bristol Bus & Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Portsmouth International Port National Express

$28 - $37

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Ilfracombe to Portsmouth 172.6 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Ilfracombe to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park and arriving at Portsmouth International Port via Barnstaple and Bristol Bus & Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 26 min.

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The distance between Ilfracombe and Portsmouth is 136 miles. The road distance is 172.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Ilfracombe to Portsmouth without a car is to train which takes 7 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 15 min to get from Ilfracombe to Portsmouth, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Ilfracombe to Portsmouth is to train which takes 7 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 26 min.

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Ilfracombe to Portsmouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Portsmouth International Port station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ilfracombe to Portsmouth is 173 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to drive from Ilfracombe to Portsmouth.

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

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Map of how to get from Ilfracombe to Portsmouth.
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  • Distance: 135.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 15 min

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

You can take a train from Ilfracombe to Portsmouth via Barnstaple, Barclays Bank, Barnstaple, Bus Station, Barnstaple, Rail Station, Barnstaple, Exeter Central, and Salisbury in around 7 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ilfracombe to Portsmouth via Barnstaple, Bus Station, Barnstaple, and Bristol Bus & Coach Station in around 9 h 26 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Barnstaple to Exeter Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
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 Barnstaple to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Portsmouth International Port
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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