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

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Train  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Brighton
  2. Take the train from Brighton to Hastings

$48 - $78

3 alternative options

Bus National Express  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to Eastbourne National Express
  2. Take the bus from Eastbourne Town Centre, Cornfield Road to Hastings, Pier 99 - the Wave

Bus via Littlehampton, Anchor Springs  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from City Centre, City Shops South to Chichester, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Chichester, Bus Station to Littlehampton, Anchor Springs
  3. Take the bus from Littlehampton, Anchor Springs to Brighton, Churchill Square
  4. Take the bus from Brighton, Churchill Square to Eastbourne Town Centre, Cornfield Road
  5. Take the bus from Eastbourne Town Centre, Cornfield Road to Hastings, Pier

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Hastings 85.7 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Hastings is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Hastings is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Hastings. However, there are services departing from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard and arriving at Hastings, Pier via Eastbourne Town Centre, Cornfield Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Portsmouth to Hastings. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth & Southsea and arriving at Hastings via Brighton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 51 min.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Hastings is 73 miles. The road distance is 85.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Hastings without a car is to train which takes 2 h 51 min and costs £35 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Portsmouth to Hastings, including transfers.

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

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Portsmouth to Hastings train services, operated by Southern, depart from Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Hastings is to train which takes 2 h 51 min and costs £35 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Hastings.
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  • Distance: 73.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 51 min

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

You can take a train from Portsmouth to Hastings via Brighton in around 2 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portsmouth to Hastings via Eastbourne and Eastbourne Town Centre, Cornfield Road in around 4 h 11 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Hastings
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
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 Eastbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Hastings
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Eastbourne Town Centre, Cornfield Road to Hastings, Pier
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach in Hastings
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from City Centre, City Shops South to Chichester, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Stagecoach South
Bus from Chichester, Bus Station to Littlehampton, Anchor Springs
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Stagecoach South
Bus from Littlehampton, Anchor Springs to Brighton, Churchill Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
Stagecoach South
Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company
Phone
01273 886200
Email
info@buses.co.uk
Website
buses.co.uk
Bus from Brighton, Churchill Square to Eastbourne Town Centre, Cornfield Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
buses.co.uk

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Portsmouth to Hastings bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Hastings, arrive at Hastings, Pier station.

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Portsmouth to Hastings train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Hastings station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portsmouth to Hastings is 86 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Portsmouth to Hastings.

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