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There are 80 intercity coaches per day from London to Portsmouth. Traveling by coach from London to Portsmouth usually takes around 3 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in just one hour and 25 minutes.
|Distance||63 mi (102 km)|
|Shortest duration||1h 25m|
|Trips per day||22|
|Most frequent service||National Express|
How much is a coach ticket from London to Portsmouth?
£14.58 is the average price of a bus ticket from London to Portsmouth. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in September. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £13 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from London to Portsmouth in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £19 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
What coach companies travel from London to Portsmouth?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from London to Portsmouth. National Express connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
|Coach||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|National Express||80||3h 15m||£16.47|
National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.
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The coach takes an average of 3 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 63 miles from London to Portsmouth. However, the fastest coach only takes an hour and 25 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
"Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to Portsmouth at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet."
The first coach leaves at 02:00 and the last coach leaves at 20:00. To see the times for all coaches from London to Portsmouth, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
There are 80 scheduled coaches that travel from London to Portsmouth every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 22 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to Portsmouth; ticket prices start at £10.07.
One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.
London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.
The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.
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Portsmouth, located on the South coast of England, is home to several important historical dockyards and thus a storied maritime heritage. Though many people travel here to experience the nautical atmosphere, Portsmouth also offers many attractions and experiences to suit every taste.
For a taste of the sea, Henry VIII's Mary Rose is a must-see attraction, as well as Lord Nelson's famous HMS Victory. Both ships are accompanied by museums where visitors can learn more about these significant historical warships. If the weather drives you inside, take a walk around the Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery, hosting a variety of displays and recreations of how life has changed in Portsmouth over the centuries. To see the whole city all at once, climb Spinnaker Tower to see the city from 170 meters high. Finally, if you're feeling brave, walk across the glass Sky Walk to see the waves crash on the shore beneath your feet.
Due to its many ports, Portsmouth is accessible via ferry, as well as train, car, and bus. The South Western Railway makes getting to Portsmouth from London and other southern towns easy, while National Express and Megabus provide bus services that link many other major towns and cities.
Where does the coach leave from in London?
Main departure station: Victoria Coach Station
London's Victoria Coach Station has its main entrance on Buckingham Palace Road. Well-signposted but slightly hidden in an attractive art deco office block, the station welcomes around 14 million passengers each year. The arrival and departure areas are at different ends of Elizabeth Street, with the departure zone containing food concession stands, left-luggage facilities, and restrooms. As London's largest coach station, most major coach companies, including FlixBus, Megabus, and National Express, operate from Victoria Coach Station. It is a ten-minute walk to rail and Underground services at Victoria Rail Station, whose 19 platforms include express services to Gatwick Airport.
All coach stations in London:
Victoria Coach Station
Dunton Rd (Stop WN)
167 Wandsworth High St
Elephant and Castle
Eltham Road / Westhorne Avenue
Hammersmith Bus Station (Stop D)
Golders Green Bus Station
London New Cross Gate
London Stratford Also for Westfield
Dean Gardens / Bedford Rd (Stop R)
Hanwell Broadway (Stop J)
Where does the coach arrive in Portsmouth?
Main arrival station: The Hard Interchange
Coaches arrive in Portsmouth at 4 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.
Coach stations in Portsmouth:
The Hard Interchange
University of Portsmouth
International Port, Cruise & Ferry Terminal
Southsea - Clarence Pier
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