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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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How to go from Manchester to Portsmouth ?

Trip Manchester Portsmouth

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

You've chosen Portsmouth as a destination for your next holidays or weekend but you don't know how to get there from Manchester and how to find the best Manchester to Portsmouth transport deals? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

Thanks to your multimodal search engine Vivanoda, you'll find on the same site all fares for buses, carpooling, trains and flights to get to Portsmouth. Fill in the date of your trip to Portsmouth and Vivanoda will display all the transport offers. Finally, use the filters and sorting options to refine the results.

You'll mainly use the trains, flights, carpooling and buses of Blablacar, CrossCountry, National Express, South West Trains, First Great Western, MegaBus or FlyBE to reach Portsmouth.

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

Manchester to Portsmouth bus

There is a direct connection by intercity coach between Manchester and 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. To encourage you to take the bus to Portsmouth, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • With very cheap prices, it is almost impossible for train or carpooling companies operating between Manchester and Portsmouth to offer cheaper fares.
  • The new buses used by National Express and MegaBus are greener than the use of carpooling and even more than your personal car. The road Manchester Portsmouth is an already existing infrastructure shared with other vehicles. The landscape balance sheet is therefore neutral.
  • During the summer, forget the heat wave thanks to the air-conditioning almost all of the Manchester Portsmouth coaches are equipped with.
  • You will travel from Manchester to Portsmouth on a modern and comfortable bus. Reclining seats with improved legroom and toilets provide the comfort you need to enjoy your time onboard.

What are the bus companies operating the Manchester Portsmouth ?

The coach route Manchester Portsmouth is operated without changes by the bus companies MegaBus and National Express.

MegaBus Manchester PortsmouthNational Express Manchester Portsmouth

Bus stops in Manchester

Depending on the company, it is requested to be present at the bus stop in Manchester 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 or MegaBus, to deposit your luggage in the trunk and to find your seat.

  • Manchester

Bus stops at arrival in Portsmouth

As soon as the coach stops at Portsmouth, make sure that you leave nothing in your seat or forget your hold luggage.

  • Portsmouth

Train Manchester to Portsmouth

Is there a direct train for the Manchester-Portsmouth route?

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 train 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

Railway stations from Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Arrival train stations in Portsmouth

  • Fratton

Cheap flights from Manchester to Portsmouth

Which airlines fly between Manchester and Portsmouth ?

This flight is scheduled by only one airline: FlyBE.
FlyBE Manchester Portsmouth

Departure airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Carpool from Manchester to Portsmouth

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Manchester-Portsmouth with other travellers looking for the same route. Instead of driving alone the car from Manchester 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 surely have better chances to get Manchester-Portsmouth rides searching three days in advance than one month. Good option for lastminute stay in Portsmouth!

When you book a ride between Manchester Portsmouth, you'll set directly with the driver how he can pick you up. To avoid any money chats with the drivers, you pay your ride online.

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