How to Travel from London to Portsmouth

The south coast area of England, where Hampshire is located, Portsmouth is considered as the largest city.  Another reason for its eminence is that it is the only island city in not only England, but in the whole United Kingdom. Portsmouth comes under the ceremonial counties and its distance from London is 74.1 miles. By road it takes a total of 1 hour and 38 minutes to cover the vastness between the two cities. Besides your own car, you can also avail the facility of public transport. But using air transport is not advised because the distance between the cities is not much and that medium would not prove to be economical.


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    Travel by Car

    By road there three routes that are accessible, but the shortest path is that taken from A3 highway. Rest of the two routes take more time, while on A3 it only takes 1 hour and 38 minutes to cover 74.1 miles. On M25 and A3, 81.7 miles is covered in 1 hour and 42 minutes, while on the third route which is available on M3, 93.9 miles of distance is traveled in 1 hour and 47 minutes. Driving Direction from London to Portsmouth will definitely benefit you during your journey.

    In order to rent a car you can contact one of the following rental car agencies in London;

    Avis Rent A Car
    Budget Car Hire London
    Chiswick Rent A Car Ltd
    Blue Chip Car Hire

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    Travel By Bus:

    As compared to the other transport means, coach is considered as a slow vehicle which covers the required distance by taking more time than a car would. But there are a few operators like Mega Bus and National Express which provide fast service. Transport by Mega leaves from the London Waterloo Bus station and takes 1 hour and 28 minutes to arrive at Portsmouth, Harbour Bus Station. If you are willing to plan a trip to Portsmouth from London by a bus, then get your tickets booked from the links prearranged below:

    National Express Website
    Transport Direct Website
    Mega Bus Website

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    By Train

    Train is no doubt a swift conveyance which takes less time than other transport mediums do, and the rates offered by the service providers are also quite reasonable. South West Trains are the only operators which ensure a prompt transport service. From London Waterloo, the train leaves and in 1 hour and 32 minutes, without making any stops, it arrives at the Portsmouth & Southsea Train Station. If you intend to travel all the way to Portsmouth by train then get your tickets booked from the following websites.

    Transport Direct Website
    National Rail Website

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