Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Portsmouth

Showing times and prices for Dec 3

Cheapest

$29

Average

$42

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Manchester to Portsmouth will cost around $ 42 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 29.

Cheapest
11:30AMManchester7h15 06:45PMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange
0 changes
$291One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:00PMManchester, Airport6h45 06:45PMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange
0 changes
$321One-way
07:45AMManchester, Coach Station8h25 04:10PMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange
1 changes
$341One-way
01:00PMManchester, Coach Station8h10 09:10PMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange
1 changes
$401One-way
03:00PMManchester, Coach Station7h55 10:55PMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange
1 changes
$411One-way

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Thu
Dec 2
$218Cross Country
$26Megabus
$101British Airways
Fri
Dec 3
$218Cross Country
$26Megabus
$167British Airways
Sat
Dec 4
$131Avanti West Coast
$26Megabus
$206British Airways
Sun
Dec 5
$195Cross Country
$26Megabus
$119British Airways
Tue
Dec 7
$130Avanti West Coast
$19National Express
$112British Airways
Thu
Dec 9
$132Avanti West Coast
$20National Express
$109British Airways
Fri
Dec 10
$132Avanti West Coast
$23National Express
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Sat
Dec 11
$99Cross Country
$23National Express
$95British Airways
Sun
Dec 12
$98Cross Country
$26Megabus
$95British Airways
Thu
Dec 16
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$20National Express
$89British Airways
Fri
Dec 17
$101Avanti West Coast
$26Megabus
$94British Airways
Sat
Dec 18
$98Cross Country
$23Megabus
$342British Airways
Sun
Dec 19
$194Cross Country
$56National Express
$75British Airways
Tue
Dec 21
$98Cross Country
$26Megabus
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Bus times from Manchester to Portsmouth

Showing times and prices for Dec 3

Fastest Journey

6 h 45 m

Average

8 h 18 m

Buses per day

7

Distance

308 km

Of the 7 buses that leave Manchester for Portsmouth every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 308 km distance in an average of 8 h 18 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 6 h 45 m .

The slowest buses will take 10 h 40 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
12:00PMManchester, Airport6h45 06:45PMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange
0 changes
$321One-way
2nd Fastest
11:30AMManchester7h15 06:45PMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange
0 changes
$291One-way
03:00PMManchester, Coach Station7h55 10:55PMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange
1 changes
$411One-way
01:00PMManchester, Coach Station8h10 09:10PMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange
1 changes
$401One-way
07:45AMManchester, Coach Station8h25 04:10PMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange
1 changes
$341One-way

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Bus Information between Manchester and Portsmouth

distanceDistance191 miles (308 km)
durationAverage bus duration6 h 45 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$25 (€21)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express

Buses from Manchester to Portsmouth cover the 191 miles (308 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 45 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $25 (€21), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $19 (€16). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange.

Bus companies

Travel with National Express from Manchester to Portsmouth

For as little as $19 (€16) you can travel by bus between Manchester and Portsmouth with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

National Express

Travel hassle-free from Manchester to Portsmouth on a bus with National Express! Omio shows you National Express bus schedules and ticket types available to help you find the cheapest and fastest trip from Manchester to Portsmouth. National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, offering hundreds of journeys to cities, towns, and major UK airports at an affordable price. You can expect to travel 191 miles (308 km) between Manchester and Portsmouth on the bus and pay as low as $19 (€16) for a bus ticket.

All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Manchester - Portsmouth bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to. So, book your cheap National Express bus ticket between Manchester and Portsmouth on Omio today and enjoy your journey!

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

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Bus to Portsmouth from Manchester
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FAQs
How much does a cheap bus from Manchester to Portsmouth cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Manchester to Portsmouth buses for as little as $19 (€16)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a bus ticket to Portsmouth from Manchester?
If you are looking to book your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to Portsmouth bus to cost on average $25 (€21)  one way.
What is the distance from Manchester to Portsmouth by bus?
The distance from Manchester to Portsmouth by bus is approximately 191 miles (308 km).
How many hours is the bus time from Manchester to Portsmouth?
On average the Manchester to Portsmouth bus travel time is 6 h 45 min  for the 191 miles (308 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What bus station in Manchester goes to Portsmouth? What bus station do I come into Portsmouth from Manchester?

When taking a bus from Manchester, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. When you arrive in Portsmouth, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange, Portsmouth and Portsmouth, Rudmore Roundabout.

Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Manchester Piccadilly   to Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange.

Where is the bus station in Manchester? Where is the bus station in Portsmouth?

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange and need to travel approximately 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from the bus station to the city center in Portsmouth.

Which bus companies can take me to Portsmouth from Manchester?
When taking a bus from Manchester to Portsmouth, you can count on National Express for the best way to get you to Portsmouth. You can also check all possible bus providers who offer a service from Manchester to Portsmouth and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
When should I buy the Manchester to Portsmouth bus for the best deals on tickets?
The price of a one way bus ticket from Manchester to Portsmouth is on average $25 (€21) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus companies offering this route. In general, you can find bus tickets to Portsmouth from Manchester available a few months in advance.