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The train tends to be the quickest and simplest option for most travelling from London to Portsmouth, which are just 100 kilometres apart. A number of train options are available from two different operators offering direct services between London and Portsmouth. Bus services are also available taking just under 2 hours to complete this direct journey.
At least one bus per hour departs from London Victoria Coach Station to the centre of Portsmouth. National Express operates regular services each day to Portsmouth's The Hard Interchange. Journeys begin around 8:30 a.m. and continue on an hourly basis until around 11:30 p.m. each evening.
Train journeys from London to Portsmouth depart throughout the day and night with the first journey of the day departing before 5:00 a.m. each morning. Trains leave London for Portsmouth Harbour until around 9:30 p.m. each evening. Both Southern Railways and SouthWestern Trains offer these services with the fastest journey times offered by SouthWestern Trains of around 1.5 hours. The average time taken to complete the journey between these two locations is around 2 hours for the majority of train services.