How to Reach Portsmouth - The Easiest Way to Reach Portsmouth


  • By Air: The closest airport to Portsmouth, UK is located at Eastleigh and is called Southampton Airport. Travel to Portsmouth city by train thereafter. You will have to change at Southampton Central.
  • By Train: Portsmouth is conveniently connected to major metros like London ,Brighton, Bristol, Bath and Southampton. Do remember though that you will have to alight at different stops to reach different destinations within Portsmouth. Inquire in advance about which would be the right stop for you to get off.
  • By Car: As Portsmouth is an island, the routes to get in and get out are limited in option. So even though the city is conveniently connected by major highways, it is not advisable to drive here. Portsmouth has a stipulated speed limit and parking here is easily found.
  •  By Bus: Portsmouth is conveniently connected by buses across many cities. The buses that run upto Havant and Southhampton also stop at Portsmouth.
  • By Ferry: Portsmouth can be accessed from four ports in France and one in Spain. Besides these destinations, the towns of Guernsey and Jersey, Fishbourne, Ryde are easily accessible too.


  • By Bus: If you plan to use the bus to commute across the city , buy the day pass which is quite a steal and is valid across many destinations. Buses are regular and comfortable. They provide a good option to move around the city.
  • By Cab: Cabs are easily available although a bit expensive. Licensed taxis are available too.

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Modes of Transportation in Portsmouth

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Portsmouth. The most preferred mode of transport in Portsmouth is Car.

Average distance: 10.19 km Average time: 17.67 min

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    Driving 17.67 min Overall average time for 10.19 kms 17.67 min

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How to Reach Portsmouth from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Gosport to Portsmouth 4.5 km 4 mins
Waterlooville to Portsmouth 10.19 km 10 mins
Fareham to Portsmouth 12.23 km 12 mins
Southampton to Portsmouth 37.15 km 37 mins
Shoreham-by-sea to Portsmouth 90.24 km 1 hour 30 mins
Slough to Portsmouth 98.45 km 1 hour 38 mins
Bournemouth to Portsmouth 98.76 km 1 hour 38 mins
Brighton to Portsmouth 104.91 km 1 hour 44 mins
Oxford to Portsmouth 106.28 km 1 hour 46 mins
Burgess hill to Portsmouth 107.46 km 1 hour 47 mins
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