How to travel from Bristol to Portsmouth

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from Bristol to Portsmouth

You can get from Bristol to Portsmouth by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Bristol to Portsmouth on Mar 22 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:30AMBristol, Marlborough Street5h40 04:10PMPortsmouth
1 transfer
10:30AMBristol, Marlborough Street5h40 04:10PMPortsmouth
1 transfer
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10:30AMBristol, Marlborough Street5h45 04:15PMPortsmouth, University
1 transfer
08:20AMBristol Temple Meads2h27 10:47AMPortsmouth & Southsea
0 transfers
03:15PMBristol, Marlborough Street5h55 09:10PMPortsmouth
1 transfer

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Travel Information to Portsmouth from Bristol

distanceDistance79 miles (127 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $43
fastestFastest modeTrain • $43 (€38) • 2 h 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Travel 79 miles (127 km) by bus or train between Bristol and Portsmouth. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Bristol to Portsmouth.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bristol to Portsmouth

Travel Tips: Travel 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 Bristol to Portsmouth.

There are 2 travel options from Bristol to Portsmouth: bus or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Bristol to Portsmouth is by taking a bus with an average price of $16 (€14).

This is compared to other travel options to Portsmouth:

A bus is $27 (€24) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Bristol to Portsmouth costing on average $43 (€38).

The fastest way from Bristol to Portsmouth is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 23 min.

There are alternative travel options to Portsmouth that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

Portsmouth is approximately 79 miles (127 km) away from Bristol.

The average frequency per day from Bristol to Portsmouth is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Bristol and Portsmouth as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Bristol to Portsmouth:

  • Buses most often depart from Bristol at Bristol, City Centre and arrive in Portsmouth at Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange.
  • Trains mostly depart from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Portsmouth Harbour.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bristol to Portsmouth:

  • You can travel by bus to Portsmouth from Bristol with National Express, and you can find National Express Bristol to Portsmouth tickets for $16 (€14) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Bristol to Portsmouth with Great Western Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for $43 (€38) with Great Western Railway from Bristol to Portsmouth.
Omio customers who travel from Bristol to Portsmouth often also extend their vacation to go to London, Southampton or Bournemouth. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Portsmouth and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before traveling from Bristol to Portsmouth, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $16 (€14) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $43 (€38) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Bristol to Portsmouth tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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