There are 7 ways to get from Portsmouth to Cornwall by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Westbury (Wilts)
  2. Take the train from Westbury (Wilts) to Bodmin Parkway

$132 - $241

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 28 min

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

$23 - $30

5 alternative options

Train via Exeter St Davids  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Salisbury
  2. Take the train from Salisbury to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Luxulyan

$106 - $184

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Cornwall 199.4 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Southampton to Newquay  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Newquay (NQY) SOU - NQY

$119 - $511

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Newquay, bus  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Horsham
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  3. Take the bus from Newquay to Lanivet

$83 - $227

Fly Southampton to Exeter, train  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Exeter (EXT) SOU - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway

$161 - $600

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

You can take a train from Portsmouth to Cornwall via Westbury (Wilts), Bodmin Parkway, Bodmin Parkway Station, and Bodmin, Priory House in around 6 h 25 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Portsmouth to Cornwall once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $27 and the journey takes 8 h 50 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Amsterdam, Manchester
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Bergerac
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Westbury (Wilts)
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Westbury (Wilts) to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $160
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Train from Exeter St Davids to Luxulyan
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $45
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $90
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to St Austell
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Newquay to Lanivet
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Portsmouth and Cornwall is 262 km. The road distance is 319 km.

The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Cornwall is to bus which costs £17 - £23 and takes 9 h 28 min.

The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Cornwall is to drive which takes 3 h 34 min and costs £30 - £50.

No, there is no direct train from Portsmouth to Cornwall. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth & Southsea and arriving at Luxulyan via Salisbury and Exeter St Davids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 28 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Cornwall. However, there are services departing from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard and arriving at Rosevean, Bowling Green Turn via St Austell, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 28 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to get from Portsmouth to Cornwall, including transfers.