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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  41 min

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

$11 - $25

Cheapest option

Bus  •  50 min

  1. Take the bus from Portsmouth, The Hard to Southampton City Centre, Coach Station 206 / ...

$4 - $10

3 alternative options

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

Rideshare  •  42 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Portsmouth to Southampton 18.8 miles

$4

Questions & Answers

The distance between Portsmouth and Southampton is 25 km. The road distance is 31 km.

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

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

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

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Portsmouth, The Hard and arriving at Southampton City Centre, Coach Station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Portsmouth to Southampton hourly. Tickets cost $13 - $25 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 50 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 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
Bus operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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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