There are 6 ways to get from Portsmouth to Brighton by train, bus, night train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Brighton

$24 - $45

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Rideshare  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Portsmouth to Brighton 49.6 miles

$5 - $12

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to Brighton National Express

$8 - $12

Night train  •  59 min

  1. Take the night train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Hove

$26 - $40

Taxi  •  57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Portsmouth to Brighton 49.4 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Brighton 49.4 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Brighton is to rideshare which costs £4 - £9 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Brighton is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard and arriving at Brighton. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Portsmouth & Southsea and arriving at Brighton. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 18 min.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Brighton is 42 miles. The road distance is 49.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Brighton without a car is to train which takes 1 h 18 min and costs £18 - £35.

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The train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Brighton takes 1 h 18 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Portsmouth to Brighton bus services, operated by National Express, depart from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard station.

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Portsmouth to Brighton train services, operated by Southern, depart from Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Brighton is to train which takes 1 h 18 min and costs £18 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £9 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Brighton.
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  • Distance: 41.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 18 min

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

Southern operates a train from Portsmouth to Brighton hourly. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 18 min. Great Western Railway also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Portsmouth to Brighton once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min.

Train operators
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
Night train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Hove
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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 to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Portsmouth to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Portsmouth to Brighton
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
West Quay Cars
Phone
+44 23 8099 9999
Website
southamptontaxi.co.uk
Southampton Taxis
Phone
+44 23 8000 5005
Website
southamptontaxis.net

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

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Portsmouth to Brighton train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Brighton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portsmouth to Brighton is 49 miles. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Portsmouth to Brighton.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Portsmouth and Brighton. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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