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London to Portsmouth

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1 suggested route to go from London to Portsmouth by train, car, bus

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How to go from London to Portsmouth ?

Trip London Portsmouth

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance63 mi
Direct lineYes

You're planning a trip from London to Portsmouth and like many travellers you are looking for the best and the cheapest mode of transport to travel between London Portsmouth? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

Thanks to your multimodal search engine Vivanoda, you'll find on the same site all fares for buses, carpooling and trains to get to Portsmouth. Simply enter your travel date to Portsmouth and Vivanoda does the rest. Refine, filter, sort according to your travel preferences then select the London - Portsmouth offer that suits you best.

To travel from London, trains, carpooling or buses of South West Trains, Southern Railways, National Express, Blablacar and First Great Western will carry you to Portsmouth.

If you have any preferences for a particular mode of transport, get more information on these sections:

London to Portsmouth bus

If you are looking for a bus service from London to Portsmouth, you're lucky because there actually is a direct service.

Going by bus from London to Portsmouth may not be so obvious to you. That's why we give you some arguments that might convince you to board a bus to Portsmouth.

  • Unbeatable prices! On the London Portsmouth route, coach companies offer fares that are often much lower than train or carpooling.
  • The fleet of National Express coaches is new and, therefore, greener than carpooling. Since the London Portsmouth road has already been built for a long time, buses don't require any additional infrastructure that distorts the landscape.
  • During the summer, forget the heat wave thanks to the air-conditioning almost all of the London Portsmouth coaches are equipped with.
  • The modern buses that operate the line London Portsmouth have toilets and comfortable reclining seats in order to make you travel in optimal conditions.

Coach companies on the London Portsmouth trip

National Express is the only bus company to serve the direct bus line London Portsmouth.

National Express London Portsmouth

Departure bus stations in London

Depending on the company, it is requested to be present at the bus stop in London from 15 to 30 minutes before the indicated departure time. In general, the destination 'Portsmouth' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. Then, all you have to do is to validate your ticket with the driver of National Express, to deposit your luggage in the trunk and to find your seat.

  • London Victoria Coach Station

Bus stops at arrival in Portsmouth

When you arrive in Portsmouth, make sure you don't forget anything at your seat and in the hold.

  • Portsmouth

Train London to Portsmouth

Is it possible to go directly by train from London to Portsmouth?

Yes, the London to Portsmouth route is served by a direct train. Be aware that depending the day of the week, the schedule can change and direct trains may not operate every days. To find the cheapest London-Portsmouth train ticket, we advise you to launch a search on Vivanoda with your travel dates.

Intercity train London Portsmouth

Intercity trains serve the most important cities along the London-Portsmouth route with an improved travel duration compared to regional trains.

London Portsmouth train companies

There are 2 carriers that operate rail journeys between London and Portsmouth: Southern Railways and South West Trains.
Southern Railways London PortsmouthSouth West Trains London Portsmouth

Railway stations from London

  • London Waterloo
  • London Victoria

Arrival train stations in Portsmouth

  • Fratton

Carpool from London to Portsmouth

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a London-Portsmouth ride. Instead of driving alone the car from London to Portsmouth, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. So, you have more probabilities to find London-Portsmouth rides five days before your date of travel than three months. This is more a lastminute solution to go to Portsmouth.

When you book a ride between London Portsmouth, you'll set directly with the driver how he can pick you up. The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

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