There are 6 ways to get from Portsmouth to Cornwall by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 37 min

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

$129 - $239

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Bus  •  9 h 43 min

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

$23 - $30

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Train via Exeter St Davids  •  8 h 19 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 St Austell

$104 - $187

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Cornwall 199.4 miles

$40 - $65

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  4 h 4 min

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

$150 - $307

Fly from Southampton  •  6 h 5 min

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

$186 - $621

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The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Cornwall is to bus which costs £17 - £23 and takes 9 h 43 min.

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

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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 43 min.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Cornwall is 164 miles. The road distance is 199.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Cornwall without a car is to train which takes 6 h 37 min and costs £95 - £190.

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It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to get from Portsmouth to Cornwall, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Cornwall is to train which takes 6 h 37 min and costs £95 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £23 and takes 9 h 43 min, you could also fly, which costs £140 - £480 and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Portsmouth to Cornwall bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at St Austell station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portsmouth to Cornwall is 199 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to drive from Portsmouth to Cornwall.

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Flybe offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport.

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  • Distance: 163.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 37 min

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 37 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Portsmouth to Cornwall once daily. Tickets cost $20 - $26 and the journey takes 8 h 50 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Amsterdam, Manchester
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Belfast City, Manchester
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Paris CDG, Manchester
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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
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
$22 - $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
$40 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $160
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $50
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Austell
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $45
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $90
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Austell
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
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 St Austell
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com

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