There are 5 ways to get from Portsmouth to Harwich by train, bus or car

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Train via Manningtree  •  4 h 1 min

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

$55 - $84

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Bus  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Old Portsmouth, University to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 030
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to London Stansted Airport
  3. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to Colchester 250

$32 - $52

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Train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Thorpe-le-Soken

$59 - $88

Bus, train, line 344 bus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from City Centre, City Shops South to Bognor Regis, Station
  2. Take the train from Bognor Regis to Clapham Junction
  3. Take the line 344 bus from Clapham Junction Station to Liverpool Street Station 344
  4. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford
  5. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) 71 / ...
  6. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue 102 / ...

$66 - $107

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 Old Portsmouth, University and arriving at Harwich, Mayflower Avenue via London Victoria, London Stansted Airport and Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 42 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 1 min and costs £40 - £65.

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It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to get from Portsmouth to Harwich, including transfers.

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Portsmouth to Harwich bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Old Portsmouth, University station.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Harwich is to train which takes 4 h 1 min and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £45 and takes 7 h 42 min.

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Portsmouth to Harwich bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Colchester 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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The nearest airport to Harwich is Southend (SEN) Airport which is 36.2 miles away. Other nearby airports include London Stansted (STN) (44 miles), London Luton (LTN) (71.3 miles), London Heathrow (LHR) (81.7 miles) and London Gatwick (LGW) (83 miles).

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There are 233+ hotels available in Harwich. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Harwich.
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  • Distance: 130.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 1 min

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

You can take a train from Portsmouth to Harwich via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Stratford Underground Station, Stratford (London), and Manningtree in around 4 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portsmouth to Harwich via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London Victoria, London Stansted Airport, Colchester, and Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) in around 7 h 42 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Thorpe-le-Soken
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Old Portsmouth, University to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stansted Airport to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from City Centre, City Shops South to Bognor Regis, Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Clapham Junction Station to Liverpool Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Panther Travel
Phone
+44 7918 649427
Email
info@bigblackpanther.com
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk

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