Accommodation and travel

Portsmouth is easily accessible through national and international sea, air, rail, and road connections and easy to use maps are available on the University’s website.

Travelling around the city is also very easy and most sites are in walking distance. We also have an efficient public bus service and ample taxi services.

Travelling from the airport

London Heathrow Airport

If you fly into London Heathrow Airport, we recommend you to take a direct coach to Portsmouth. The journey takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes. See the National Express website for more details about coach times and prices. If you do choose to take a taxi, you should book it in advance to get the best offers possible.

London Gatwick Airport

If you arrive at London Gatwick Airport, we recommend you take the direct train to Portsmouth and Southsea Railway Station. The journey takes about 90 minutes. You can find the latest travel times and ticket prices on the National Rail website. Or you can take a coach from your terminal at Gatwick direct to Portsmouth Harbour Bus Station. The journey takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes. You’ll find a full timetable and ticket price information on the National Express website.

Southampton Airport

If you fly into Southampton Airport, you should take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Portsmouth and Southsea Railway Station. You will need to change trains at either Eastleigh, Cosham, Havant or Southampton Central. The journey takes about 60 minutes. Please check the National Rail website for the latest travel times and ticket prices.