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Virail's search tool will provide you with the options you need when you want to go from Portsmouth to Edinburgh. All you need to do is enter the dates of your planned journey, and let us take care of everything else. Our engine does the hard work, searching through thousands of routes offered by our trusted travel partners to show you options for traveling by train, bus, plane, or carpool. You can filter the results to suit your needs. There are a number of filtering options, including price, one-way or round trip, departure or arrival time, duration of journey, or number of connections. Soon you'll find the best choice for your journey. When you're ready, Virail will transfer you to the provider's website to complete the booking. No matter where you're going, get there with Virail.

How much does it cost to get from Portsmouth to Edinburgh by bus?

The cheapest bus tickets from Portsmouth to Edinburgh cost £ 19.08. On average, you can expect to spend around £ 51.82 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Portsmouth to Edinburgh.

Journey Details

Best price £ 19.08
Journey duration 15 h 25 min
Connections per day 3
First departure 03:22
Last departure 18:15
Distance 366.6 mi
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 17 h 35 min
Portsmouth International Port - Edinburgh Bus Station
14:20 - 07:55
£ 56.52
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National Express
Duration: 13 h 21 min
Portsmouth University - Edinburgh Bus Station
18:34 - 07:55
£ 56.52
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National Express
Duration: 13 h 10 min
Portsmouth The Hard Interchange - Edinburgh Bus Station
18:45 - 07:55
£ 64.45

How long does the journey from Portsmouth to Edinburgh take by bus?

The distance between Portsmouth and Edinburgh is around 366.6 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 15 h 25 min. However, the fastest routes between Portsmouth and Edinburgh take 12 h 25 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

At what time of the day can I travel from Portsmouth to Edinburgh?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Portsmouth to Edinburgh, which usually leaves at 03:22. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 18:15. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

How many daily journeys are there from Portsmouth to Edinburgh?

You will be able to travel from Portsmouth to Edinburgh using companies such as National Express. Combined, these providers offer an average of 3 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to 7 departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Portsmouth to Edinburgh using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, direct connections from Portsmouth to Edinburgh each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 3 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week.

Stations of departure

Portsmouth International Port
Portsmouth University
Portsmouth The Hard Interchange

Destination stations

Edinburgh Bus Station

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