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

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  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Westbury (Wilts)
  2. Take the train from Westbury (Wilts) to Portsmouth & Southsea

$111 - $201

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Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to PORTSMOUTH, The Hard National Express

$18 - $23

3 alternative options

Train via Exeter St Davids  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Salisbury
  3. Take the train from Salisbury to Portsmouth & Southsea

$83 - $154

Drive  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Plymouth to Portsmouth 172.2 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to London City (LCY) EXT - LCY
  3. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea

$117 - $371

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Portsmouth is to bus which costs £13 - £18 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Portsmouth is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The distance between Plymouth and Portsmouth is 138 miles. The road distance is 172.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from Plymouth to Portsmouth, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way station and arriving at PORTSMOUTH, The Hard. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Plymouth to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Plymouth and arriving at Portsmouth & Southsea via Westbury (Wilts). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 39 min.

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

You can take a train from Plymouth to Portsmouth via Westbury (Wilts) in around 4 h 39 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Plymouth to Portsmouth once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $23 and the journey takes 7 h 15 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Westbury (Wilts)
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
Train from Westbury (Wilts) to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Train from Salisbury to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $50
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express

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