How to travel from Edinburgh to Portsmouth

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from Edinburgh to Portsmouth

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

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To get from Edinburgh to Portsmouth on Oct 07 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:52AMEdinburgh Waverley7h37 04:29PMPortsmouth & Southsea
3 transfers
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08:52AMEdinburgh Waverley7h37 04:29PMPortsmouth & Southsea
3 transfers
2321One-way
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08:12AMEdinburgh Waverley7h45 03:57PMPortsmouth & Southsea
3 transfers
2321One-way
08:52AMEdinburgh Waverley8h53 05:45PMPortsmouth & Southsea
2 transfers
2321One-way
06:52AMEdinburgh Waverley8h05 02:57PMPortsmouth & Southsea
3 transfers
2321One-way

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Travel Information between Edinburgh and Portsmouth

distanceDistance365 miles (589 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$33 - $119
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $33 (€32) • 12 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $119 (€114) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 365 miles (589 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Edinburgh to Portsmouth. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $33 (€32). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Portsmouth.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Portsmouth.
FAQs

You can travel to Portsmouth from Edinburgh 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Portsmouth is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $33 (€32) compared to other travel options to Portsmouth:

Taking a bus is usually $86 (€82) less than taking a flight to Portsmouth, which costs on average $119 (€114) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $45 (€43) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $78 (€75) from Edinburgh to Portsmouth.

The quickest way to travel to Portsmouth from Edinburgh is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 12 h 40 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 6 h 59 min   of travel time.

The Edinburgh to Portsmouth distance is around 365 miles (589 km).

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Portsmouth is:

  • Around 15 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Edinburgh to Portsmouth as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Portsmouth & Southsea.

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

  • You can go to Portsmouth from Edinburgh by bus with National Express. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $33 (€32) with National Express from Edinburgh to Portsmouth on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Edinburgh to Portsmouth with easyJet. Cheap tickets can be found for $119 (€114) with easyJet from Edinburgh to Portsmouth.
  • You can travel between Edinburgh and Portsmouth by train with London North Eastern Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $78 (€75) with London North Eastern Railway from Edinburgh to Portsmouth.
Many of our customers traveling from Edinburgh to Portsmouth don't make Portsmouth their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Portsmouth are London, Southampton or Bournemouth, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Portsmouth to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $33 (€32) one way for this journey.
  • A plane ticket costs $119 (€114) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $78 (€75) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Edinburgh 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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