There are 3 ways to get from Plymouth to Portsmouth by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 22 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 - $153

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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

$17 - $23

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Plymouth to Portsmouth 172.2 miles

$35 - $55

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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 Exeter St Davids and Salisbury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 22 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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The best way to get from Plymouth to Portsmouth without a car is to train which takes 5 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Plymouth to Portsmouth, including transfers.

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Plymouth to Portsmouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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Plymouth to Portsmouth train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Plymouth station.

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Portsmouth is to train which takes 5 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 15 min.

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Plymouth to Portsmouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at PORTSMOUTH, The Hard station.

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Plymouth to Portsmouth train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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Map of how to get from Plymouth to Portsmouth.
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  • Distance: 137.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

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

You can take a train from Plymouth to Portsmouth via Exeter St Davids and Salisbury in around 5 h 22 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Plymouth to Portsmouth once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $23 and the journey takes 7 h 15 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $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
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 Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to PORTSMOUTH, The Hard
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Plymouth to Portsmouth is 172 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to drive from Plymouth to Portsmouth.

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