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Your journey from Portsmouth to Manchester with Virail

What's the best way to get from Portsmouth to Manchester? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Portsmouth to Manchester, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How much do bus tickets from Portsmouth to Manchester cost?

On average, a bus ticket from Portsmouth to Manchester will cost you £ 38.95. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as £ 13.79. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

Portsmouth to Manchester by bus

Best price £ 19.95
Journey duration 8 h 12 min
Connections per day 17
First departure 07:54
Last departure 20:00
Distance 191.4 mi

Route Summary by Bus

Connections
17
Carriers
2
Minimum price
£ 13.79
Maximum price
£ 61.23

Portsmouth - Manchester

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Best prices for the month

Megabus-logo
Megabus
direct
Duration: 7 h 35 min
Portsmouth The Hard Interchange - Manchester Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)
08:05 - 15:40
£ 19.95
National Express-logo
National Express
1 change
Duration: 8 h 16 min
Portsmouth University - Manchester Central Bus Station
07:54 - 16:10
£ 35.28
National Express-logo
National Express
1 change
Duration: 8 h 5 min
Portsmouth The Hard Interchange - Manchester Central Bus Station
08:05 - 16:10
£ 35.28
National Express-logo
National Express
1 change
Duration: 7 h 55 min
Portsmouth International Port - Manchester Central Bus Station
08:15 - 16:10
£ 35.28
National Express-logo
National Express
1 change
Duration: 8 h 6 min
Portsmouth University - Manchester Central Bus Station
09:04 - 17:10
£ 35.28
National Express-logo
National Express
1 change
Duration: 7 h 55 min
Portsmouth The Hard Interchange - Manchester Central Bus Station
09:15 - 17:10
£ 35.28
National Express-logo
National Express
1 change
Duration: 7 h 46 min
Portsmouth University - Manchester Central Bus Station
10:34 - 18:20
£ 35.28

How long does it take to get from Portsmouth to Manchester by bus?

The journey from Portsmouth to Manchester covers a distance of 192 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 8 h 22 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 6 h 55 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Portsmouth to Manchester faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do departures from Portsmouth to Manchester leave?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Portsmouth at 07:35, and the last departure will leave at 20:00. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Portsmouth to Manchester can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

How many times a day do journeys run from Portsmouth to Manchester?

The route from Portsmouth to Manchester is served by providers including Megabus and National Express. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 19 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Portsmouth 17 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Portsmouth to Manchester, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 1 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 16 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors.

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