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Journey Information

There are 34 intercity buses per day from London to Portsmouth. Traveling by bus from London to Portsmouth usually takes around 2 hours and 56 minutes, but the fastest National Express bus can make the trip in just one hour and 35 minutes.

Distance63 mi (102 km)
Shortest duration1h 35m
Cheapest price€9.64
Trips per day17
Most frequent serviceNational Express
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How much is a bus ticket from London to Portsmouth?

Typically €10.50 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Portsmouth. This one of the best deals on bus tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. 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

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. 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 €20 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 bus 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.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express342h 56m€17.99
  • National Express

    National Express

    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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from London to Portsmouth during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from London to Portsmouth?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 56 minutes to cover the 102 kilometers from London to Portsmouth. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 35 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 bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from London to Portsmouth for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Portsmouth, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave London?

The first bus leaves at 06:00 and the last bus leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all buses from London to Portsmouth, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Portsmouth are there per day?

There are 34 scheduled buses that travel from London to Portsmouth every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 17 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to Portsmouth, POR; ticket prices start at €6.27.

City Information

London

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.

Portsmouth

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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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in London?

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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 bus stations in London:

  • Victoria Coach Station

  • London Stratford Also for Westfield

  • 167 Wandsworth High St

  • Golders Green Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Portsmouth?

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Main arrival station: The Hard Interchange

The Hard Interchange is one of Portsmouth's largest travel hubs. The bus station connects to the Plymouth Harbor Railway Station and the pier where ferries depart. The interchange is also ideally located near some of Plymouth's top attractions; Spinnaker Tower is a 4-minute walk away, and the walkway to the HMS Warrior is a 2-minute walk away. Buses, including National Express and Megabus vehicles, pull into the bus lanes along The Hard. Each lane has several covered shelters for passengers to sit beneath, but the interchange building just beyond offers indoor seating and amenities for longer waits.

Bus stations in Portsmouth:

  • The Hard Interchange

  • University of Portsmouth

  • International Port, Cruise & Ferry Terminal

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