There are 5 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  1h 20m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Portsmouth & Southsea

£17 - £50

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Bus  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the bus from GATWICK Airport London South to PORTSMOUTH, The Hard National Express

£5 - £8

3 alternative options

Train via Woking  •  1h 52m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Guildford
  2. Take the train from Guildford to Portsmouth & Southsea

£20 - £66

Drive  •  1h 12m

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth 63.1 miles

£11 - £16

Towncar  •  1h 12m

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Portsmouth 63.1 miles

£130 - £190

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth is to bus which costs £5 - £8 and takes 1h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth is to drive which costs £11 - £16 and takes 1h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from GATWICK Airport London South and arriving at PORTSMOUTH, The Hard. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Portsmouth & Southsea. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 20m.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Portsmouth is 48 miles. The road distance is 63.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth without a car is to train which takes 1h 20m and costs £17 - £50.

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The train from Gatwick Airport to Portsmouth & Southsea takes 1h 20m including transfers and departs hourly.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth bus services, operated by National Express, depart from GATWICK Airport London South station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth train services, operated by Southern, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Portsmouth, England?

Southern operates a train from Gatwick Airport to Portsmouth & Southsea hourly. Tickets cost £17 - £50 and the journey takes 1h 20m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from GATWICK Airport London South to PORTSMOUTH, The Hard every 4 hours. Tickets cost £5 - £8 and the journey takes 1h 50m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Guildford
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £26
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£11 - £14
Anytime Day 1st Class
£19 - £26
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Guildford to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£9 - £28
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£21 - £28
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 GATWICK Airport London South to PORTSMOUTH, The Hard
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
National Express
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Portsmouth
Estimated price
£130 - £190

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth is to train which takes 1h 20m and costs £17 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 1h 50m.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at PORTSMOUTH, The Hard station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth is 63 miles. It takes approximately 1h 12m to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth.

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