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

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Train via Stratford Underground Station  •  3 h 2 min

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

$56 - $86

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Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Old Portsmouth, University of Portsmouth 030 / ...

$20 - $28

2 alternative options

Train Southern  •  4 h 39 min

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

$84 - $126

Drive  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Portsmouth 161.5 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Ipswich to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Old Portsmouth, University of Portsmouth via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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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 3 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 2 min 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 3 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 55 min.

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Ipswich to Portsmouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Old Portsmouth, University of Portsmouth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ipswich to Portsmouth is 161 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to drive from Ipswich 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 Ipswich to Portsmouth.
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  • Distance: 130.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 2 min

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

You can take a train from Ipswich to Portsmouth via Stratford (London), Stratford Underground Station, Waterloo Underground Station, and London Waterloo in around 3 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ipswich to Portsmouth via London Victoria Coach Station and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 55 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Ipswich to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Old Portsmouth, University of Portsmouth
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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