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

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Train  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Manningtree

£62 - £109

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Manningtree

£37 - £56

2 alternative options

Train via Barnham  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from Barnham to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Manningtree

£54 - £123

Drive  •  2h 45m

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Harwich 164.7 miles

£27 - £40

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The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Harwich is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 2h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Harwich is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 2h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Portsmouth to Harwich. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth & Southsea and arriving at Harwich Town via Waterloo station, Stratford (London) and Manningtree. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 3m.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Harwich is 130 miles. The road distance is 164.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Harwich without a car is to train which takes 4h 3m and costs £60 - £110.

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It takes approximately 4h 3m to get from Portsmouth to Harwich, including transfers.

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Portsmouth to Harwich train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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Portsmouth to Harwich train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Manningtree station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portsmouth to Harwich is 165 miles. It takes approximately 2h 45m to drive from Portsmouth to Harwich.

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There are 131+ hotels available in Harwich. Prices start at £75 per night.

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  • Distance: 130.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 3m

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

You can take a train from Portsmouth to Harwich via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Stratford station, Stratford (London), and Manningtree in around 4h 3m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£25 - £40
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
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 PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
National Express
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Portsmouth to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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