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There are 4 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Portsmouth by subway, train, bus, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Subway, train  •  2h 32m

  1. Take the subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to Green Park station Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea

£36 - £72

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to PORTSMOUTH, The Hard National Express

£6 - £8

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1h 12m

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Portsmouth 70.5 miles

£10 - £16

Towncar  •  1h 12m

  1. Take a town car from London Heathrow Airport to Portsmouth 70.5 miles

£30 - £120

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Portsmouth by subway and train

The journey time between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Portsmouth is around 2h 52m and covers a distance of around 91 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 23m. Operated by London Underground (Tube) and South Western Railway, the London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Portsmouth service departs from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station and arrives in Portsmouth & Southsea. Typically 472 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 52m
Fastest journey time:
2h 23m
Journey distance:
91 miles
Services per week:
472
Cheapest price:
£36
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:12
Last service departs at:
23:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Portsmouth subway and train schedules

Departing Saturday, July 31, 2021

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) → Portsmouth
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Portsmouth is to bus which costs £6 - £8 and takes 3h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Portsmouth is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and arriving at PORTSMOUTH, The Hard. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) station to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station and arriving at Portsmouth & Southsea via Green Park station and London Waterloo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 32m.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Portsmouth is 54 miles. The road distance is 70.5 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Portsmouth without a car is to subway and train which takes 2h 32m and costs £35 - £75.

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It takes approximately 2h 32m to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Portsmouth, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Portsmouth bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Portsmouth train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), depart from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station.

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

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Portsmouth.
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  • Distance: 54.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 32m

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Portsmouth, England?

National Express operates a bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to PORTSMOUTH, The Hard 4 times a day. Tickets cost £6 - £8 and the journey takes 3h 5m.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to Green Park station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
London Underground (Tube)
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to PORTSMOUTH, The Hard
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport to Portsmouth
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Portsmouth train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Portsmouth is 70 miles. It takes approximately 1h 12m to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Portsmouth.

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