How to travel from Cardiff to Portsmouth

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from Cardiff to Portsmouth

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

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The best way to travel from Cardiff to Portsmouth is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Portsmouth from Cardiff

distanceDistance102 miles (164 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$33 - $36
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $33 (€29) • 7 h 2 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $36 (€32) • 3 h 14 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Rail

Take a train or bus to travel 102 miles (164 km) between Cardiff and Portsmouth. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Great Western Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cardiff to Portsmouth.

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Find the best route from Cardiff to Portsmouth with Omio's travel partners National Express! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel 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 Cardiff - Portsmouth travel: 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.

    FAQs: Travel from Cardiff to Portsmouth

    FAQs: 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.

    There are 2 ways to get from Cardiff to Portsmouth: train or bus.

    The cheapest way to travel from Cardiff to Portsmouth is a bus with an average price of $33 (€29).

    This is compared to other travel options from Cardiff to Portsmouth:

    Taking a bus costs $3 (€2) less than taking a train, which costs on average $36 (€32) for the same trip.

    The quickest way to travel from Cardiff to Portsmouth is by train, which takes on average 3 h 14 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

    Bus takes on average 7 h 2 min.

    You should expect to travel around 102 miles (164 km) between Cardiff and Portsmouth.

    The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Portsmouth is:

    • 17 trains a day.

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

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

    • Buses mostly leave from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and tend to arrive in Portsmouth, International Port.
    • Trains from Cardiff to Portsmouth most often leave from Cardiff Central and arrive in Portsmouth Harbour.

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

    • You can take a bus from Cardiff to Portsmouth with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $33 (€29) with National Express from Cardiff to Portsmouth.
    • You can travel to Portsmouth from Cardiff by train with Great Western Rail. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $36 (€32) with Great Western Rail from Cardiff to Portsmouth.

    Yes, there are direct routes from Cardiff to Portsmouth with the following travel companies:

    • You'll find 6 direct trains a day to Portsmouth with.

    Direct services to Portsmouth tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

    Many of our customers who book a trip from Cardiff to Portsmouth often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Southampton, Manchester, Birmingham or London Waterloo. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cardiff and Portsmouth itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Portsmouth and any of these top destinations today!
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