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

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Train  •  2 h 13 min

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

$129 - $202

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Line 50 bus, bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the line 50 bus from Swanage, Bus Station to Bournemouth Station 50
  2. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station to Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange 206 / ...

$14 - $18

2 alternative options

Line 50 bus, train  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the line 50 bus from Swanage, Bus Station to Bournemouth Station 50
  2. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
  3. Take the train from Southampton Central to Portsmouth & Southsea

$27 - $80

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Swanage to Portsmouth 73.2 miles

$15 - $23

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Swanage station to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Swanage, Bus Station and arriving at Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange via Bournemouth Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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The distance between Swanage and Portsmouth is 40 miles. The road distance is 73.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Swanage to Portsmouth without a car is to train which takes 2 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to get from Swanage to Portsmouth, including transfers.

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Swanage to Portsmouth bus services, operated by More Bus, arrive at Swanage, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Swanage to Portsmouth is to train which takes 2 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 50 bus and bus, which costs and takes 3 h 50 min.

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Swanage to Portsmouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Swanage to Portsmouth is 73 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to drive from Swanage to Portsmouth.

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There are 1003+ hotels available in Portsmouth. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Swanage to Portsmouth.
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  • Distance: 40.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Swanage to Portsmouth via Bournemouth and Southampton Central in around 2 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swanage to Portsmouth via Bournemouth Station in around 3 h 50 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Bus operators
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Swanage, Bus Station to Bournemouth Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
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 Bournemouth Station to Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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