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from Portsmouth to Southampton

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

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Travel Information from Portsmouth to Southampton

distanceDistance15 miles (24 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $17
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€7) • 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $17 (€14) • 44 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or South Western Railway

Travel 15 miles (24 km) by bus or train from Portsmouth to Southampton. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 44 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $9 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or South Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Portsmouth to Southampton.

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FAQs
How do I go from Portsmouth to Southampton?

There are 2 ways to get from Portsmouth to Southampton: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Southampton is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $9 (€7) compared to other travel options to Southampton:

Taking a bus is usually $9 (€7) less than taking a train to Southampton, which costs on average $17 (€14) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Portsmouth to Southampton?

The fastest way from Portsmouth to Southampton is by train with an average journey time of 44 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 50 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Portsmouth to Southampton would I travel?

Southampton is approximately 15 miles (24 km) away from Portsmouth.

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

The average frequency per day from Portsmouth to Southampton is:

  • 50 trains a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Portsmouth to Southampton?

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Portsmouth to Southampton depart from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange to Southampton, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Portsmouth to Southampton depart from Portsmouth & Southsea to Southampton Central.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Portsmouth to Southampton?

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

  • Travel with National Express to go to Southampton by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Portsmouth to Southampton tickets on Omio for $9 (€7).
  • South Western Railway can take you to Southampton by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for South Western Railway from Portsmouth to Southampton for $17 (€14).
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Portsmouth to Southampton?
Your trip from Portsmouth to Southampton doesn't have to end in Southampton. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Bournemouth or Manchester. If you’d like to add London, Bournemouth or Manchester to your Portsmouth to Southampton tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Southampton today!
How early should I purchase Portsmouth to Southampton tickets online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Portsmouth to Southampton, 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 journey is costing $9 (€7) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $17 (€14) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Portsmouth to Southampton 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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