Manchester to Portsmouth

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3 suggested routes to go from Manchester to Portsmouth by flight, train, car, bus

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Trip Manchester Portsmouth

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance191 mi
Direct lineYes

How to get from Manchester to Portsmouth?

We are suggesting 3 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Manchester Portsmouth. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Manchester-Portsmouth

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Manchester to Portsmouth bus

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

Which coach companies to travel between Manchester and Portsmouth?

Several bus companies serve the cities of Manchester and Portsmouth with direct bus line: MegaBus and National Express.

MegaBus Manchester PortsmouthNational Express Manchester Portsmouth

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Manchester and Portsmouth and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Portsmouth.

  • During the summer, forget the heat wave thanks to the air-conditioning almost all of the Manchester Portsmouth coaches are equipped with.
  • If the duration of the trip Manchester and Portsmouth by coach may seem a little long, the night buses Manchester Portsmouth are the solution for not wasting time and arrive at Portsmouth in the early morning.
  • Almost all coaches are equipped with a WiFi connection, which is very welcome to travel the 191 mi of the trip.

Departure bus stations in Manchester

You will have to arrive at your Manchester stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. To make sure of the bus destination, look at the front, 'Portsmouth' must be mentioned. Then, all you have to do is to validate your ticket with the driver of National Express or MegaBus, to deposit your luggage in the trunk and to find your seat.

  • Manchester

Arrival bus stations in Portsmouth

In Portsmouth, make sure you leave nothing in your seat or in the trunk of the coach.

  • Portsmouth

Carpool from Manchester to Portsmouth

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. So, you surely have better chances to get Manchester-Portsmouth rides searching three days in advance than one month. This is more a lastminute solution to go to Portsmouth.

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

Train Manchester to Portsmouth

Railway stations from Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Arrival train stations in Portsmouth

  • Fratton

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

No, unfortunately no train line allows to go from Manchester to Portsmouth without making any changes.

Intercity Train Manchester Portsmouth

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Manchester and Portsmouth with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Manchester Portsmouth railways companies

The railways First Great Western, South West Trains and CrossCountry are the companies that you may travel with for your trip to Portsmouth.
First Great Western Manchester PortsmouthSouth West Trains Manchester PortsmouthCrossCountry Manchester Portsmouth

Cheap flights from Manchester to Portsmouth

Which airlines operate flights for the Manchester Portsmouth trip?

The cities of Manchester and Portsmouth are not connected with a direct flight but FlyBE is the airline you may take to travel to Portsmouth.
FlyBE Manchester Portsmouth

Departure airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

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