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from Plymouth to Portsmouth

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

Our recommendation

To get from Plymouth to Portsmouth on Sep 21 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:20AMPlymouth9h20 05:40PMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange
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11:10PMPlymouth11h15 10:25AMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange
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Other options
10:14AMPlymouth4h36 02:50PMPortsmouth Harbour
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09:15AMPlymouth4h36 01:51PMPortsmouth Harbour
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11:15AMPlymouth4h35 03:50PMPortsmouth Harbour
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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sep 20
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$36National Express
Sep 21
$111South Western Railway
$40National Express
Sep 24
$111South Western Railway
$32National Express
Sep 26
$111Great Western Railway
$37National Express
Sep 28
$110Great Western Railway
$26National Express
Sep 30
$111South Western Railway
$26National Express
Oct 1
$111South Western Railway
$29National Express
Oct 2
$111Great Western Railway
$29National Express

Travel Information to Portsmouth from Plymouth

distanceDistance136 miles (220 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $111
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $20 (€16) • 9 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $111 (€89) • 4 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Travel 136 miles (220 km) by bus or train from Plymouth to Portsmouth. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 16 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $20 (€16). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Plymouth to Portsmouth.

Travel Tips

Travel from Plymouth 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 Plymouth to Portsmouth.
How do I get from Plymouth to Portsmouth?

You can travel from Plymouth to Portsmouth 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Plymouth to Portsmouth?

The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Portsmouth is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $20 (€16) compared to other travel options to Portsmouth:

A bus is $91 (€73) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Plymouth to Portsmouth costing on average $111 (€89).

What is the quickest way to get from Plymouth to Portsmouth?

The fastest way from Plymouth to Portsmouth is by train with an average journey time of 4 h 16 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 9 h 20 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Plymouth and Portsmouth?

The Plymouth to Portsmouth distance is around 136 miles (220 km).

How many services a day are there between Plymouth and Portsmouth?

The average frequency per day from Plymouth to Portsmouth is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Plymouth and in Portsmouth?

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

  • Buses from Plymouth to Portsmouth most often leave from Plymouth, Viaduct and arrive in Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange.
  • Trains most often depart from Plymouth at Plymouth and arrive in Portsmouth at Portsmouth & Southsea.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Plymouth to Portsmouth?

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

  • You can travel by bus between Plymouth and Portsmouth with National Express, and you can find National Express Plymouth to Portsmouth tickets for $20 (€16) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Plymouth to Portsmouth with Great Western Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for $111 (€89) with Great Western Railway from Plymouth to Portsmouth.
Is there a direct service to Portsmouth from Plymouth?

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

  • You can take a direct bus 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 journey.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Plymouth and Portsmouth ends?
Omio customers who travel from Plymouth 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 tickets to Portsmouth from Plymouth online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost $20 (€16) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $111 (€89) one way.

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


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Plymouth (Bretonside Bus Station)
Plymouth Bretonside Bus Station