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from Edinburgh to Portsmouth

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Travel Information to Portsmouth from Edinburgh

distanceDistance365 miles (589 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$42 - $274
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $42 (€35) • 12 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $113 (€94) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 365 miles (589 km) by bus, flight or train to Portsmouth from Edinburgh. 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 $42 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Portsmouth.

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Travel from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Portsmouth.
FAQs
How do I go from Edinburgh to Portsmouth?

There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh to Portsmouth: bus, flight or train.

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

The cheapest way to go to Portsmouth from Edinburgh is by taking a bus, which costs on average $42 (€35).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Portsmouth:

A bus is generally $71 (€59) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $113 (€94) from Edinburgh to Portsmouth.

A bus is generally $232 (€194) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $274 (€228) from Edinburgh to Portsmouth.

What is the quickest way from Edinburgh to Portsmouth?

The quickest way to travel from Edinburgh to Portsmouth 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 35 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 7 h 6 min   of travel time.

How far is Portsmouth from Edinburgh?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Edinburgh to Portsmouth?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Portsmouth is:

  • 8 trains a day.

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

Where do I depart from Edinburgh? Where do I arrive in Portsmouth?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Edinburgh at Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Portsmouth at Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange.
  • Trains most often depart from Edinburgh at Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Portsmouth at Portsmouth & Southsea.
Which travel companies can get me from Edinburgh to Portsmouth?

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

  • You can travel between Edinburgh and Portsmouth by bus with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $42 (€35) with National Express from Edinburgh to Portsmouth.
  • You can travel by plane to Portsmouth from Edinburgh with easyJet, and you can find easyJet Edinburgh to Portsmouth tickets for $113 (€94) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Edinburgh to Portsmouth with London North Eastern Railway, and you can find London North Eastern Railway Edinburgh to Portsmouth tickets for $274 (€228) on Omio.
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Edinburgh to Portsmouth?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Edinburgh to Portsmouth often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Southampton or Bournemouth. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Edinburgh and Portsmouth itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Portsmouth and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets between Edinburgh and Portsmouth online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Edinburgh to Portsmouth, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $42 (€35) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $113 (€94) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $274 (€228) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Edinburgh to Portsmouth online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.