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About Portsmouth

Once a bustling seaport and now a popular summer holiday destination, Portsmouth, New Hampshire is well worth visiting. Just an hour and a half north of Boston, Portsmouth offers an exciting mix of unique history and contemporary experience.

Discover Portsmouth's history at the Strawbery Banke Museum and enjoy 10 acres worth of outdoor exhibits, consisting of tours of historic houses and buildings on their original foundations. Costumed actors will regale you with stories about each location.

For those interested in naval history, Portsmouth offers tours of the USS Albacore, a retired U.S. Navy submarine, as well as a gift shop for all your souvenir needs. Portsmouth is also home to hundreds of restaurants and cafes where you can taste local delicacies or world cuisine to refuel after a day of exploring.

Portsmouth is easily accessible by air, rail, road, and bus. Portsmouth International Airport offers several direct flights from various airports, while Boston's Logan Airport is only an hour south of the town. Amtrak's Downeaster travels to Portsmouth, with a gorgeous route during leaf-peeping season. C&J Bus Lines provide regular stops from Logan Airport and other cities.

What bus companies travel to Portsmouth, New Hampshire?

Located in New Hampshire, Portsmouth is accessible by bus from 3 other cities. You can choose from 49 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Portsmouth on Wanderu. C&J usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Portsmouth are also available.

Bus companies serving Portsmouth

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US1741d 10h 47m$224.65
Greyhound87h 8m$41.76
C&J21h 40m$27.14
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

  • C&J is a family-run bus carrier that provides first-class travel across the Northeast, with stops in New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. With free WiFi, extra legroom, and clean restrooms, C&J earned the 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award for Best Quality Vehicles in 2022. In addition, their green-certified fleet of coaches is among the most efficient in the region and emits the least amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) per traveler compared to any other kind of transportation vehicle.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Portsmouth?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Portsmouth by bus with C&J giving them a 4.7 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that C&J had the most comfortable bus service to Portsmouth taking into account the seats and amenities that C&J offers. They rate C&J a 4.6 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Portsmouth punctually, travelers suggest that C&J has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Portsmouth, rating them a 4.8 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$14.99 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Portsmouth, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Portsmouth. In the last month, buses from Portland to Portsmouth had the lowest average price at $18.23.

The busiest bus station in Portsmouth is Portsmouth Transp Ctr - 185 Grafton Rd. As Portsmouth's main station, it has the most buses coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Portsmouth Bus Stop.

The closest airport to Portsmouth is Portsmouth Intl at Pease Airport (PSM), it is located 3.1 miles from the city center of Portsmouth.
Among bus travelers Portsmouth is the second most popular destination in the region. It also ranks number 112 in United States. Portsmouth ranks number 5 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Portsmouth via bus service. On average 47 direct daily bus trips serve Portsmouth.
The population of Portsmouth is 21530. Portsmouth ranks number 9 in terms of population in New Hampshire and number 505 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Portsmouth range from $15 for a short trip to Portsmouth, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Portsmouth starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Portsmouth can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $15.
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The closest bus station to the city center of Portsmouth is Portsmouth Bus Stop, located just 0.5 miles away. Select Portsmouth Bus Stop as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Portsmouth. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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