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London to Portsmouth

From £5 one-way*

Duration: 1 hr 30 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 15 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from London to Portsmouth in 1 hr 30 mins (fastest journey)

Our coaches travel from London Victoria Coach Station to Portsmouth up to 15 times per day, and our fastest journey time is 1 hr 30 mins (approx) from our Wandsworth stop. Services from London to Portsmouth run from as early as 8.30am, and our last coach of the day leaves for Portsmouth at 23.59pm, arriving in Portsmouth at 2.15am (approx).

With regular, reliable services, and travel from just £5 one-way*, you can travel in style and comfort for less.

London to Portsmouth journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hr 30 mins (from Wandsworth)
Cheapest price From £5
Distance (approx) 102km
No. of stops 2 (fastest service, other services may vary)
First & last journey daily 8:30am/23:59pm (from London Victoria)

Our London to Portsmouth services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

A31 coach towards Fareham

Our A31 service travels up to 12 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • London (Wandsworth)
  • Guildford, Park Barn
  • Portsmouth (Cruise & Ferry Terminal)
  • Portsmouth, The Hard
  • University of Portsmouth

030 coach towards Fareham

Our 030 service travels up to 3 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5)
  • London (Wandsworth)
  • Guildford, Park Barn
  • Portsmouth (Rudmore Roundabout)
  • Portsmouth, The Hard
  • University of Portsmouth


London to Portsmouth route map

Departing from London Victoria Coach Station

London Victoria Coach Station is easy to reach via public transport; the station is just 300 metres from the tube network, and is served by the Victoria Line, the District Line and the Circle Line.

A bus stop is based outside the station, and there is a taxi rank outside the coach station on Eccleston Place.

Take a look at our London Victoria Coach Station facilities.

Arriving in Portsmouth

Coaches stop at several other stops in Portsmouth, including Portsmouth Port, and Portsmouth University.

For travel beyond the city, The Hard Interchange is served by many local buses and is also home to Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from London to Portsmouth?

The first coach leaves from London Victoria Coach Station at 8.30am, arriving at The Hard, Portsmouth at 10.30am.

When is the last coach from London to Portsmouth?

The last coach leaves from London Victoria Coach Station at 23.59pm, arriving at The Hard, Portsmouth at 2.15am.

How much is the coach from London to Portsmouth?

A one-way journey from London to Portsmouth is available from £5*.

How long does the coach take from London to Portsmouth?

Coach journeys from London Wandsworth to Portsmouth take approximately 1 hr 30 mins, making it our shortest journey option.

What happens if I miss my coach from London to Portsmouth?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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