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

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Train  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Manningtree

$58 - $87

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Bus  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station 030 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Stansted Airport London
  3. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester 250 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue 102 / ...

Train, line 344 bus, bus  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Barnham
  2. Take the train from Barnham to Clapham Junction
  3. Take the line 344 bus from Clapham Junction Station to Bishopsgate, Wormwood Street 344
  4. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford
  5. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street 70 / ...
  6. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue 102 / ...

Drive  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Harwich 165 miles

$35 - $55

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Harwich. However, there are services departing from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard and arriving at Harwich, Mayflower Avenue via London Victoria Coach Station, Stansted Airport London and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 36 min.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Harwich is 130 miles. The road distance is 165 miles.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Harwich without a car is to train which takes 4 h 9 min and costs £40 - £70.

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It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Portsmouth to Harwich, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Harwich is to train which takes 4 h 9 min and costs £40 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 36 min.

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Portsmouth to Harwich bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Harwich, Mayflower Avenue station.

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

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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Harwich.
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  • Distance: 130.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 9 min

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

You can take a train from Portsmouth to Harwich via London Waterloo, Waterloo Station Waterloo Rd, Liverpool Street Station, London Liverpool Street, and Manningtree in around 4 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portsmouth to Harwich via London Victoria Coach Station, Stansted Airport London, Colchester, and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street in around 7 h 36 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Barnham
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Barnham to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
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
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Panther Travel
Phone
+44 7918 649427
Email
info@bigblackpanther.com
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Clapham Junction Station to Bishopsgate, Wormwood Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk

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