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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea

$26 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Old Portsmouth, University National Express / ...

$10 - $15

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Drive from London to Portsmouth 75.2 miles

$16 - $24

Rideshare  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Gosport 82.7 miles

$14

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

South Western Railway operates a train from London to Portsmouth hourly. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 26 min. Southern also services this route hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Portsmouth hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min.

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from London to Portsmouth?

The distance between London and Portsmouth is 104 km. The road distance is 120 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Portsmouth?

The cheapest way to get from London to Portsmouth is to rideshare which costs £10 and takes 2 h 1 min.

What is the fastest way to get from London to Portsmouth?

The quickest way to get from London to Portsmouth is to train which takes 1 h 26 min and costs £19 - £50.

Is there a direct train between London and Portsmouth?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Waterloo and arriving at Portsmouth & Southsea. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 1 h 26 min.

Is there a direct bus between London and Portsmouth?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Old Portsmouth, University. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from London to Portsmouth?

The train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea takes 1 h 26 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.