There are 8 ways to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Portsmouth by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train Great Western Railway  •  46 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Portsmouth & Southsea

$12 - $22

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Bus  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Airport, Airport Parkway to Southampton City Centre, WestQuay U1c
  2. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Houndwell Park to City Centre, Victoria Park X4

$6 - $8

6 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Eastleigh to Portsmouth & Southsea

$10 - $56

Line 206 bus  •  1 h 38 min

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

$8 - $46

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Portsmouth 20.4 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Portsmouth 20.4 miles

$4 - $7

Towncar  •  22 min

  1. Take a town car from Southampton Airport to Portsmouth 20.4 miles

$65 - $95

Uber  •  22 min

  1. Take an Uber from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Portsmouth 20.4 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Portsmouth is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Portsmouth is to taxi which costs £45 - £55 and takes 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Southampton Airport, Airport Parkway and arriving at City Centre, Victoria Park via Southampton City Centre, Houndwell Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southampton Airport Parkway and arriving at Portsmouth & Southsea. Services depart six times a week. The journey takes approximately 46 min.

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The distance between Southampton Airport (SOU) and Portsmouth is 16 miles. The road distance is 20.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Portsmouth without a car is to train which takes 46 min and costs £9 - £17.

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The train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Portsmouth & Southsea takes 46 min including transfers and departs six times a week.

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Southampton Airport (SOU) to Portsmouth bus services, operated by Unilink, depart from Southampton Airport, Airport Parkway station.

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Southampton Airport (SOU) to Portsmouth train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Southampton Airport Parkway station.

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The best way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Portsmouth is to train which takes 46 min and costs £9 - £17. Alternatively, you can line 206 bus, which costs £6 - £35 and takes 1 h 38 min.

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Map of how to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Portsmouth.
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  • Distance: 15.9 miles
  • Duration: 46 min

What companies run services between Southampton Airport (SOU), England and Portsmouth, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Portsmouth 6 times a week. Tickets cost $12 - $22 and the journey takes 46 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Portsmouth hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 55 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $14
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $22
Train from Eastleigh to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $14
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $21
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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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Unilink
Website
unilinkbus.co.uk
Bus from Southampton Airport, Airport Parkway to Southampton City Centre, WestQuay
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
unilinkbus.co.uk
Other operators
Uber South Coast, UK
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Portsmouth
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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uberASSIST
$30 - $50
uberX
$30 - $50
uberXL
$45 - $65
UberEXEC
$50 - $75
Taxi from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Portsmouth
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
West Quay Cars
Phone
+44 23 8099 9999
Website
southamptontaxi.co.uk
Southampton Taxis
Phone
+44 23 8000 5005
Website
southamptontaxis.net
Jayride
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Southampton Airport to Portsmouth
Estimated price
$65 - $95

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Southampton Airport (SOU) to Portsmouth bus services, operated by First, arrive at City Centre, Victoria Park station.

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Southampton Airport (SOU) to Portsmouth train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton Airport (SOU) to Portsmouth is 20 miles. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Portsmouth.

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