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from Portsmouth to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Portsmouth to Manchester on Oct 24 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:05AMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange7h35 03:40PMManchester
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$361One-way
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08:05AMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange7h35 03:40PMManchester
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$361One-way
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10:45AMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange7h35 06:20PMManchester, Coach Station
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$621One-way
09:15AMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange7h55 05:10PMManchester, Coach Station
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$661One-way
12:30PMPortsmouth, The Hard Interchange8h00 08:30PMManchester, Coach Station
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$661One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sun
Oct 24
$135Avanti West Coast
$32Megabus
$161British Airways
Mon
Oct 25
$113Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
$84British Airways
Tue
Oct 26
$101Cross Country
$27Megabus
$125British Airways
Wed
Oct 27
$101Cross Country
$24Megabus
$137British Airways
Thu
Oct 28
$101Cross Country
$27Megabus
$119British Airways
Fri
Oct 29
$101Cross Country
$27Megabus
$210British Airways
Sat
Oct 30
$135Avanti West Coast
$30Megabus
$119British Airways
Sun
Oct 31
$101Cross Country
$18National Express
$74British Airways
Mon
Nov 1
$100Cross Country
$20National Express
$62British Airways
Tue
Nov 2
$100Cross Country
$20National Express
$62British Airways
Thu
Nov 4
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$20National Express
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Fri
Nov 5
$101Cross Country
$23National Express
$77British Airways
Sat
Nov 6
$101Cross Country
$20National Express
$107British Airways
Wed
Nov 10
$101Cross Country
$18National Express
$92British Airways
Thu
Nov 11
$102Cross Country
$18National Express
$81British Airways
Fri
Nov 12
$101Cross Country
$18National Express
$77British Airways

Travel Information to Manchester from Portsmouth

distanceDistance191 miles (308 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $132
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€13) • 7 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $89 (€72) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways, National Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 191 miles (308 km) by flight, bus or train to Manchester from Portsmouth. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are British Airways, National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Portsmouth to Manchester.

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FAQs
How do I get from Portsmouth to Manchester?

There are 3 travel options from Portsmouth to Manchester: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Portsmouth to Manchester?

The cheapest way to go to Manchester from Portsmouth is by taking a bus, which costs on average $16 (€13).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

Taking a bus is about $72 (€59) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $89 (€72) for this route.

Taking a bus is usually $115 (€94) less than taking a train to Manchester, which costs on average $132 (€108) for the same trip.

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

The fastest way from Portsmouth to Manchester is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

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

In comparison, getting to Manchester by bus can take on average 7 h 55 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 58 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Portsmouth to Manchester would I travel?

The distance is approximately 191 miles (308 km) from Portsmouth to Manchester.

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

The average frequency per day from Portsmouth to Manchester is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

When traveling from Portsmouth to Manchester, where do I depart from Portsmouth and where do I arrive in Manchester?

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Trains mostly leave from Portsmouth & Southsea and tend to arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can take me from Portsmouth to Manchester?

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

  • You can travel from Portsmouth to Manchester by flight with British Airways. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $89 (€72) with British Airways from Portsmouth to Manchester.
  • You can take a bus from Portsmouth to Manchester with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $16 (€13) with National Express from Portsmouth to Manchester.
  • You can travel between Portsmouth and Manchester by train with Avanti West Coast. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $132 (€108) with Avanti West Coast from Portsmouth to Manchester.
Is it possible to travel directly between Portsmouth and Manchester?

Yes, there are direct services available from Portsmouth to Manchester with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct flight with British Airways.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Portsmouth to Manchester?
Looking to extend your trip from Portsmouth to Manchester? Many Omio customers who go from Portsmouth to Manchester usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you're looking to explore London, Liverpool or Edinburgh from Manchester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I purchase a ticket from Portsmouth to Manchester online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this trip is costing $89 (€72) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $16 (€13) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $132 (€108) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Portsmouth to Manchester tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey