How to travel from Portsmouth to Edinburgh

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Travel Information between Portsmouth and Edinburgh

distanceDistance365 miles (589 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$26 - $96
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $26 (€25) • 13 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $50 (€49) • 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 Portsmouth to 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 $26 (€25). 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 Portsmouth to Edinburgh.

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There are 4 ways to get from Portsmouth to Edinburgh: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Edinburgh from Portsmouth is by taking a bus, which costs on average $26 (€25).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

A bus is generally $24 (€24) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $50 (€49) from Portsmouth to Edinburgh.

Taking a bus is usually $70 (€68) less than taking a train to Edinburgh, which costs on average $96 (€93) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Portsmouth is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Edinburgh can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 13 h   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 6 h 51 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Portsmouth to Edinburgh is:

  • Around 7 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Portsmouth and Edinburgh 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 from Portsmouth to Edinburgh:

  • Buses from Portsmouth to Edinburgh most often leave from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Trains mostly leave from Portsmouth & Southsea and tend to arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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

  • National Express can get you to Edinburgh by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with National Express from Portsmouth to Edinburgh for $26 (€25) on Omio.
  • EasyJet can get you to Edinburgh by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with easyJet from Portsmouth to Edinburgh for $50 (€49) on Omio.
  • London North Eastern Railway can get you to Edinburgh by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with London North Eastern Railway from Portsmouth to Edinburgh for $96 (€93) on Omio.
Omio customers who travel from Portsmouth to Edinburgh often also extend their vacation to go to London, Glasgow or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Edinburgh and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $26 (€25) one way.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $50 (€49) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $96 (€93) one way.

But we recommend booking Portsmouth to Edinburgh 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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