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

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Bus, train  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park to Barnstaple, Rail Station 21 / ...
  2. Take the train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Salisbury
  4. Take the train from Salisbury to Portsmouth & Southsea

$80 - $141

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 41m

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

$31 - $40

2 alternative options

Bus, train via Cabot Circus  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Cabot Circus M31
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Portsmouth & Southsea

$82 - $144

Drive  •  3h 21m

  1. Drive from Ilfracombe to Portsmouth 172.6 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Ilfracombe to Portsmouth is to bus which costs £23 - £35 and takes 9h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Ilfracombe to Portsmouth is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 3h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ilfracombe to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Ilfracombe and arriving at University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 41m.

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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 bus and train which takes 7h 33m and costs £60 - £110.

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It takes approximately 7h 33m to get from Ilfracombe to Portsmouth, including transfers.

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

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

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

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  • Distance: 135.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 33m

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

You can take a bus from Ilfracombe to Portsmouth via London Victoria Coach Station in around 9h 41m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Train from Salisbury to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $50
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $100
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park to Barnstaple, Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Stagecoach South West
Filers Travel
Phone
01271 863819
Website
filers.co.uk
Bus from Ilfracombe, Marlborough Road to Barnstaple, Rail Station
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
filers.co.uk
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 Ilfracombe to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express

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