There are 5 ways to get from Portsmouth to Southampton by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  41 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Southampton Central

$10 - $24

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Bus  •  45 min

  1. Take the bus from Portsmouth International Port to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade National Express / ...

$3 - $10

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  42 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Portsmouth to Southampton 18.8 miles

$4

Taxi  •  25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Portsmouth to Southampton 19.2 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  25 min

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Southampton 19.2 miles

$4 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Southampton is to rideshare which costs £3 and takes 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Southampton is to taxi which costs £40 - £55 and takes 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Portsmouth International Port and arriving at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Portsmouth & Southsea and arriving at Southampton Central. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 41 min.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Southampton is 16 miles. The road distance is 19.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Southampton without a car is to train which takes 41 min and costs £8 - £19.

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The train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Southampton Central takes 41 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Portsmouth to Southampton bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Portsmouth International Port station.

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Portsmouth to Southampton train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Southampton is to train which takes 41 min and costs £8 - £19. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £2 - £7 and takes 45 min.

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  • Distance: 15.6 miles
  • Duration: 41 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Portsmouth to Southampton hourly. Tickets cost $13 - $24 and the journey takes 41 min. South Western Railway also services this route hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Portsmouth to Southampton hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 45 min. First also services this route every 30 minutes.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
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 International Port to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
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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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Portsmouth to Southampton
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Portsmouth to Southampton
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
West Quay Cars
Phone
+44 23 8099 9999
Website
southamptontaxi.co.uk
Southampton Taxis
Phone
+44 23 8000 5005
Website
southamptontaxis.net

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