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

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Train  •  1h 31m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo

$24 - $65

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Bus  •  2h 15m

  1. Take the bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...

$9 - $14

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  2h 3m

  1. Take the rideshare from Gosport to London 83.3 miles

$13

Drive  •  1h 27m

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to London 75.5 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to London is to rideshare which costs £10 and takes 2h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to London is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard and arriving at London Victoria Coach Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Portsmouth & Southsea and arriving at London Waterloo. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1h 31m.

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The distance between Portsmouth and London is 65 miles. The road distance is 75.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to London without a car is to train which takes 1h 31m and costs £19 - £50.

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The train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo takes 1h 31m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to London is to train which takes 1h 31m and costs £19 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to London.
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  • Distance: 64.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 31m

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

South Western Railway operates a train from Portsmouth to London every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $24 - $40 and the journey takes 1h 31m. Southern also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Portsmouth to London hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 2h 15m.

Train operators
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.

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+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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blablacar.com
Rideshare from Gosport to London
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
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blablacar.co.uk

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Portsmouth to London bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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Portsmouth to London train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at London Waterloo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portsmouth to London is 76 miles. It takes approximately 1h 27m to drive from Portsmouth to London.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Portsmouth and London. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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