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Need train to portsmouth on thursday! Anyhelp?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Noni Juice, 31 May 2010.

  1. Noni Juice

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Oct 2006

    Posts: 1,239

    Hi there, I need a train in the evening (after 6pm) to Portsmouth from London, I normally use megatrain but they have no trains after 2! Which other websites are there that will not cost 30-40quid? Drivings not an option since there are 5-6 of us! Thanks for anyhelp.
     
  2. ChroniC

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,422

    I would recommend that you get the underground to victoria, and jump on the Greyhound (nonstop). It takes you to the same place, is 20mins quicker, has wifi, free newspaper, toilet and is far more comfortable. It will only cost about 8quid each.

    It goes at 6.20-6.50-9.00
     
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  3. Noni Juice

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Oct 2006

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    A quick google shows that its a Bus service? Is that correct? Is it really faster than the train? Train only takes 1hr 30mins and the timetable shows that it will take longer than that. :)
     
  4. ChroniC

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,422

    It is a bus, but it is London to Portsmouth direct, and it take the same length of time the train does. I've been on both, and prefer the bus.
    Bus take just under 2hrs, as they leave time for traffic (mind you I've never travelled at rush hour) and according to this link The train take 2hrs 20.
    I also don't know any way to get a train for 8quid.
     
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  5. Kenai

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Apr 2009

    Posts: 21,103

    Waterloo to Portsmouth is 1h30m or so, depending on specific train.
     
  6. ChroniC

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    What's 20mins when I can't think of any other specific service with all that stuff for that cheap :D Jesus I sound like I'm part of the marketing dept.
     
  7. Maccy

    Commissario

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 38,146

    Location: Herts

    South West train service from Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour. Goes every half hour, takes about an hour and a half. Check on the National Rail website to check train times.
     
  8. Ekim

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,907

    Location: London

    I often travel back to Portsmouth to get home. To be honest you'd be crazy not to go with Greyhound. I use them every time now. If you use voucher code greysave1 you even get an extra 25% off.
     
  9. Amp34

    Caporegime

    Joined: 25 Jul 2005

    Posts: 28,867

    Location: Canada

    Train from Victoria... £22 (without a rail card) or you can pay £28 and there are about a dozen or more, or if you want to really push the boat out... 1st class is £35.
     
  10. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 157,388

    Just get the train, £29 for a return ticket from Waterloo, 90 minutes, job done.
     
  11. Cosimo

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 9 Jan 2007

    Posts: 163,805

    Location: Londinium

    Don't waste time just go from Waterloo.