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

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Train via London  •  2h 56m

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

£63 - £118

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Bus  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Ashford, Kent National Express / ...

£11 - £14

3 alternative options

Train  •  4h 13m

  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

£30 - £92

Bus, train  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Old Portsmouth, University of Portsmouth to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 030
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Ashford International

£33 - £57

Drive  •  1h 59m

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Ashford 118.9 miles

£19 - £29

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The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Ashford is to bus which costs £10 - £15 and takes 5h 25m.

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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 PORTSMOUTH, The Hard and arriving at Ashford, Kent via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 25m.

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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 Waterloo station and St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 56m.

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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 via London which takes 2h 56m and costs £60 - £120.

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It takes approximately 2h 56m 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 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 via London which takes 2h 56m and costs £60 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £15 and takes 5h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Ashford.
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  • Distance: 89.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 56m

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

You can take a train from Portsmouth to Ashford via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, and St Pancras International in around 2h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portsmouth to Ashford via London Victoria Coach Station in around 5h 25m.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£30 - £65
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £65
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
£26 - £50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£26 - £40
1st Class
£30 - £50
Train from London Victoria to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£27 - £40
1st Class
£30 - £50
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£13 - £19
Anytime 1st Class
£27 - £40
Train from Brighton to Hastings
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £35
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£10 - £14
Anytime 1st Class
£23 - £35
Train from Hastings to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £21
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£6 - £9
Anytime 1st Class
£15 - £21
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£18 - £35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£11 - £18
Advanced Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £35
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 Old Portsmouth, University of Portsmouth to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £8
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National Express
Bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £8
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National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Ashford, Kent
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
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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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