Bus Portsmouth to Southampton and return

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Bus ticket prices from Portsmouth to Southampton or from Southampton to Portsmouth normally start from $5.24. This is hard to beat for the distance covered. But, when riding the bus, ticket prices are just the tip of the iceberg. With our smart bus search you'll find the perfect travel option. Just pick one of the offers by megabus, National Express and Busbud. The fastest bus from Southampton to Portsmouth only takes 0h 50m. Just click the "Find Now" button, see all options and take your pick!

Portsmouth to Southampton Bus Information

Cheapest Bus$5.24
Fastest Bus0h 50m
Distance15.4 miles
Bus CompaniesNational Express, megabus
  Bus Portsmouth - Southampton    15 mi
Ø Bus connections18 x
Savings-20%

The cheapest bus routes from Portsmouth to Southampton

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Portsmouth
    Southampton
      6:00 PM
      6:50 PM
    14 Mar
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $5.24
  • Portsmouth
    Southampton
      6:00 PM
      6:50 PM
    18 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $5.24
  • Portsmouth
    Southampton
      6:00 PM
      6:50 PM
    19 Feb
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $5.24
  • Portsmouth
    Southampton
      6:00 PM
      6:50 PM
    19 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $5.24
  • Portsmouth
    Southampton
      6:00 PM
      6:50 PM
    11 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $5.24
  • Portsmouth
    Southampton
      6:00 PM
      6:50 PM
    9 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $5.24
  • Portsmouth
    Southampton
      6:00 PM
      6:50 PM
    12 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $5.24
  • Portsmouth
    Southampton
      8:27 AM
      9:25 AM
    15 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $6.08
  • Portsmouth
    Southampton
      8:15 AM
      9:25 AM
    20 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $6.17
  • Portsmouth
    Southampton
      7:00 AM
      7:50 AM
    16 Dec
    megabusmegabus
    from $6.55
  • Portsmouth
    Southampton
      7:30 AM
      8:20 AM
    14 Dec
    megabusmegabus
    from $6.55
  • Portsmouth
    Southampton
      7:00 AM
      7:50 AM
    10 Dec
    megabusmegabus
    from $6.55
  • Portsmouth
    Southampton
      8:30 AM
      9:20 AM
    15 Dec
    megabusmegabus
    from $6.55
  • Portsmouth
    Southampton
      7:00 AM
      7:50 AM
    9 Dec
    megabusmegabus
    from $6.55


  Carpooling Portsmouth - Southampton    15 mi

The cheapest carpooling offers from Portsmouth to Southampton

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Portsmouth
    Southampton
      8:00 PM
      10:10 PM
    22 Dec
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $2.62


  Bus Southampton - Portsmouth    15 mi
Ø Bus connections18 x
Savings-44%

The cheapest bus routes from Southampton to Portsmouth

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Southampton
    Portsmouth
      1:05 PM
      1:50 PM
    20 Dec
    megabusmegabus
    from $3.93
  • Southampton
    Portsmouth
      1:05 PM
      1:50 PM
    27 Dec
    megabusmegabus
    from $3.93
  • Southampton
    Portsmouth
      1:05 PM
      1:50 PM
    3 Jan
    megabusmegabus
    from $3.93
  • Southampton
    Portsmouth
      1:05 PM
      1:50 PM
    13 Dec
    megabusmegabus
    from $3.93
  • Southampton
    Portsmouth
      1:05 PM
      1:50 PM
    21 Dec
    megabusmegabus
    from $4.32
  • Southampton
    Portsmouth
      1:05 PM
      1:50 PM
    14 Dec
    megabusmegabus
    from $4.32
  • Southampton
    Portsmouth
      9:20 PM
      10:00 PM
    19 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $5.24
  • Southampton
    Portsmouth
      9:20 PM
      10:00 PM
    23 Feb
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $5.24
  • Southampton
    Portsmouth
      9:20 PM
      10:00 PM
    11 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $5.24
  • Southampton
    Portsmouth
      9:20 PM
      10:00 PM
    10 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $5.24
  • Southampton
    Portsmouth
      9:20 PM
      10:00 PM
    15 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $5.24
  • Southampton
    Portsmouth
      7:15 PM
      8:00 PM
    6 Jan
    megabusmegabus
    from $6.55
  • Southampton
    Portsmouth
      9:20 PM
      10:00 PM
    13 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $6.58
  • Southampton
    Portsmouth
      1:35 AM
      2:25 AM
    6 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $7.08


  Carpooling Southampton - Portsmouth    15 mi

The cheapest carpooling offers from Southampton to Portsmouth

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Southampton
    Portsmouth
      11:30 AM
      12:00 PM
    22 Dec
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $2.62


Current ticket prices

A family visit is long overdue or you'd simply like to go away for a week but you're a bit short of money at the moment? Then the bus is the perfect option! Tickets for the trip of your choice from Portsmouth to Southampton can currently be booked for only $5.24. Should you purchase your ticket last-minute, however, the trip might be a bit more expensive. If the bus sounds like a good idea but you're a bit worried about long travel times, simply opt for the fastest one and you'll reach your destination within 0h 50m.

Bus stops in Portsmouth and Southampton

  Stations
Harbour Parade 2, Southampton (United Kingdom)
Highfield Campus Interchange , SO17 1HE Southampton (United Kingdom)

More on bus features and services

Taking the bus is not only affordable but it's also the green way to travel thanks to its low carbon emissions. Bus operators have also taken giant steps to modernize their fleet. Most of the amenities you get when taking the train or flying, can also be found on board a bus.

Buses have become the way to travel in the 21st century. Unlike most other transportation modes, if you buy a bus ticket from Portsmouth to Southampton, there’s one operator offering free WiFi: megabus. That way you'll be able to instagram your route or get some work done if you're on business. When taking a bus from Southampton to Portsmouth, also check whether the bus of your choice is equipped with entertainment systems.

Keep in mind that it’s best to check and compare offers: The on-board features of the different companies which serve routes from Portsmouth to Southampton and return can differ considerably. That's exactly what we're here for: to help you find the right bus. The choice is yours - travel smart!

Portsmouth and Southampton: Useful Info

Portsmouth
194,150
Southampton
246,201
Taxi
$7.35
$5.61
Portsmouth
Southampton
A cab ride in Portsmouth is 24% more expensive than in Southampton.
Local buses
$3.80
$3.28
Portsmouth
Southampton
A bus fare in Portsmouth is 14% more expensive than in Southampton.
Beer
$4.59
$4.06
Portsmouth
Southampton
A large beer in Portsmouth is 12% more expensive than in Southampton.
Water
$1.05
$1.62
Portsmouth
Southampton
A bottle of water in Portsmouth is 36% cheaper than in Southampton.
Meal
$5.63
$6.12
Portsmouth
Southampton
A meal in Portsmouth is 9% cheaper than in Southampton.
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