Travel options
from Cardiff to Portsmouth

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

Our recommendation

To get from Cardiff to Portsmouth on Oct 18 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:45PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens7h05 07:50PMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange
1 changes
$261One-way
Cheapest
04:00PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens6h55 10:55PMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange
1 changes
$201One-way
Other options
10:45AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens7h15 06:00PMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange
1 changes
$311One-way
09:15AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens6h55 04:10PMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange
1 changes
$311One-way
07:15AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens7h15 02:30PMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange
1 changes
$261One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
Oct 18
$91Great Western Railway
$20National Express
Wed
Oct 20
$55Great Western Railway
$14National Express
Thu
Oct 21
$49Great Western Railway
$15National Express
Fri
Oct 22
$55Great Western Railway
$29National Express
Mon
Oct 25
$53Great Western Railway
$26National Express
Tue
Oct 26
$55Great Western Railway
$18National Express
Wed
Oct 27
$55Great Western Railway
$18National Express
Fri
Oct 29
$53Great Western Railway
$15National Express

Travel Information to Portsmouth from Cardiff

distanceDistance102 miles (164 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $54
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€12) • 6 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $54 (€44) • 3 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Take a bus or train to travel 102 miles (164 km) to Portsmouth from Cardiff. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cardiff to Portsmouth.

Travel Tips

Travel from Cardiff to Portsmouth
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 Cardiff to Portsmouth.
FAQs
How do I reach Portsmouth from Cardiff?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Portsmouth?

The cheapest way to travel between Cardiff and Portsmouth is by taking a bus with an average price of $15 (€12).

This is compared to other travel options to Portsmouth:

Taking a bus is about $39 (€32) less than taking a train, which costs on average $54 (€44) for this route.

What is the fastest way to get from Cardiff to Portsmouth?

The quickest way to travel between Cardiff and Portsmouth is by train, which takes on average 3 h 20 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Portsmouth by bus can take on average 6 h 45 min.

What is the distance between Cardiff and Portsmouth?

The Cardiff to Portsmouth distance is around 102 miles (164 km).

How many services a day are there to Portsmouth from Cardiff?

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Portsmouth is:

  • 12 trains per day.

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

When traveling to Portsmouth from Cardiff, where do I depart from Cardiff and where do I arrive in Portsmouth?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Cardiff to Portsmouth:

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Cardiff to Portsmouth depart from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Cardiff to Portsmouth depart from Cardiff Central to Portsmouth & Southsea.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Cardiff to Portsmouth?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cardiff to Portsmouth, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can get you to Portsmouth by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with National Express from Cardiff to Portsmouth for $15 (€12) on Omio.
  • Great Western Railway can take you to Portsmouth by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Great Western Railway from Cardiff to Portsmouth for $54 (€44).
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Cardiff and Portsmouth ends?
Omio customers who travel from Cardiff 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.
How far in advance should I purchase my Cardiff to Portsmouth one way ticket online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Cardiff 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 trip is costing $15 (€12) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $54 (€44) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Cardiff 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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