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There are 5 ways to get from Ipswich to Portsmouth by train, bus or car

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Train via Stratford station  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea

$56 - $85

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Bus  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to Stansted Airport London 250
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd 030

$30 - $49

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea

$57 - $85

Train Southern  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Portsmouth & Southsea

$82 - $121

Drive  •  2h 42m

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Portsmouth 161.5 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Portsmouth is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Ipswich to Portsmouth is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ipswich to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd via Stansted Airport London and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 31m.

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The distance between Ipswich and Portsmouth is 131 miles. The road distance is 161.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Portsmouth without a car is to train which takes 3h 17m and costs £40 - £70.

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It takes approximately 3h 17m to get from Ipswich to Portsmouth, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Portsmouth is to train which takes 3h 17m and costs £40 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £40 and takes 6h 31m.

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Ipswich 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 Ipswich to Portsmouth is 161 miles. It takes approximately 2h 42m to drive from Ipswich to Portsmouth.

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  • Distance: 130.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 17m

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

You can take a train from Ipswich to Portsmouth via Stratford (London), Stratford station, Waterloo station, and London Waterloo in around 3h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ipswich to Portsmouth via Stansted Airport London and London Victoria Coach Station in around 6h 31m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Ipswich to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
National Express
Bus from Stansted Airport London to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
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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