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

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Train South Western Railway  •  3h 24m

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

$53 - $77

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Bus  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the bus from University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Ashford, Kent National Express / ...

$19 - $26

2 alternative options

Train  •  4h 18m

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

$66 - $102

Drive  •  1h 59m

  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 5h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Ashford is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 1h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Ashford. However, there are services departing from University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd and arriving at Ashford, Kent via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 51m.

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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 3h 24m.

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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 3h 24m and costs £40 - £60.

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It takes approximately 3h 24m to get from Portsmouth to Ashford, including transfers.

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Portsmouth to Ashford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd 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 3h 24m and costs £40 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £21 and takes 5h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Ashford.
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  • Distance: 89.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 24m

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

You can take a train from Portsmouth to Ashford via London Waterloo and London Waterloo East in around 3h 24m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portsmouth to Ashford via London Victoria Coach Station in around 5h 51m.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Bexhill
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bexhill to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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 University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Ashford, Kent
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express

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Portsmouth to Ashford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Ashford, Kent station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Portsmouth to Ashford is 119 miles. It takes approximately 1h 59m to drive from Portsmouth to Ashford.

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