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

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Recommended option

Train via St Pancras International  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Ashford International Eurostar / ...

$55 - $92

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Bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 030 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Ashford, Park Street (Charter House) 021 / ...

$19 - $26

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo East to Ashford International

$53 - $78

Train #2  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Brighton
  2. Take the train from Brighton to Hastings
  3. Take the train from Hastings to Ashford International

$63 - $107

Drive  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Ashford 118.9 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Ashford is to bus which costs £14 - £21 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Ashford is to drive which costs £19 - £28 and takes 1 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Ashford. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange and arriving at Ashford, Park Street (Charter House) via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Portsmouth to Ashford. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth & Southsea and arriving at Ashford International via London Waterloo East. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 12 min.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Ashford is 89 miles. The road distance is 118.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Ashford without a car is to train which takes 2 h 50 min and costs £40 - £70.

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It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to get from Portsmouth to Ashford, including transfers.

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Portsmouth to Ashford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange station.

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Portsmouth to Ashford train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Ashford is to train which takes 2 h 50 min and costs £40 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £21 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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Portsmouth to Ashford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Ashford, Park Street (Charter House) station.

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Portsmouth to Ashford train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Ashford International station.

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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Ashford.
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  • Distance: 89.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from Portsmouth to Ashford via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and St Pancras International in around 2 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portsmouth to Ashford via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 25 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Train from London Waterloo East to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Ashford(Kent) Int.
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $50
Premier
$58 - $63
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Hastings
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Hastings to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
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 Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Ashford, Park Street (Charter House)
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com

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