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Bus Information to Portsmouth from Southampton

distanceDistance15 miles (24 km)
durationAverage bus duration50 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$13 (€11)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express

Buses from Southampton to Portsmouth cover the 15 miles (24 km) long route taking on average 50 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $13 (€11), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $8 (€7). Travelers depart most frequently from Southampton Central and arrive in Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange.

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National Express Southampton – Portsmouth

Buy your official National Express bus tickets between Southampton and Portsmouth from $8 (€7) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable trip.

National Express

If you’re thinking of taking a bus between Southampton and Portsmouth, you can enjoy a comfortable journey at a budget-friendly price with National Express. National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company offering hundreds of routes to towns and cities across the UK, including routes to and from major airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol. On a National Express bus, you can expect to travel 15 miles (24 km) between Southampton and Portsmouth and pay as low as $8 (€7) if you book in advance.

All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus between Southampton and Portsmouth, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Check the National Express bus schedule between Southampton and Portsmouth, select your preferred ticket type, and book your cheap bus tickets on Omio today!

National Express' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus from Southampton to Portsmouth are the following:

  • 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.

Travel Tips

Bus to Portsmouth from Southampton
Take the bus to Portsmouth easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Southampton to Portsmouth.
How much do cheap bus tickets to Portsmouth from Southampton cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Southampton to Portsmouth buses for as little as $8 (€7)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a bus ticket to Portsmouth from Southampton?
If you’re looking to purchase your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Southampton to Portsmouth bus price to come in at an average of $13 (€11)  one way.
What is the distance to Portsmouth from Southampton by bus?
The bus distance from Southampton to Portsmouth is around 15 miles (24 km).
What is the Southampton to Portsmouth bus travel time?
The Southampton to Portsmouth bus duration is on average 50 min, which is to be expected when traveling 15 miles (24 km) from Southampton to Portsmouth. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What is the departure bus station in Southampton and arrival bus station in Portsmouth?

There are a few bus stations in Southampton to start your journey from including Southampton, Coach Station, Southampton, Burgess Rd (Library) and Southampton, Southampton. In Portsmouth you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange, Portsmouth and Portsmouth, Rudmore Roundabout.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Southampton Central   and arrive in Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange.

Where is the departure bus station in Southampton located? Where is the arrival bus station in Portsmouth located?

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this trip, Southampton Central, located approximately 0.5 miles (757 m) from the city center of Southampton. The most popular arrival bus station in Portsmouth, called Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange, is located around 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away from its city center.

Which bus companies can get me from Southampton to Portsmouth?
For the best Southampton to Portsmouth bus to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible bus providers with services from Southampton to Portsmouth to compare what amenities they may offer.
How far in advance should I buy bus tickets from Southampton to Portsmouth for the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus companies offering this trip and save money. If you purchase bus tickets to Portsmouth from Southampton within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $13 (€11) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your bus ticket from Southampton to Portsmouth a few months in advance.