International Office

Arrival in the UK

Arriving at Heathrow Airport

You can travel to Portsmouth from Heathrow Airport by coach:

  • From: Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station or your arrival terminal
  • To: Portsmouth Harbour ('The Hard') Bus Station

Direct coaches to Portsmouth take approx 2.5 hours. You can purchase your tickets in advance online at National Express or on the day at the Central Bus Station ticket desk (however there may be long queues and you may not get your preferred time of travel).

Please Note: Once you arrive at Portsmouth Harbour Bus Station, you will need to take a taxi from there to your destination in the City, so please ensure that you have sufficient cash with you (approx £5 to £10, depending on your destination).

DO NOT TAKE AN AIRPORT TAXI FROM HEATHROW TO PORTSMOUTH AS THIS COULD COST APPROXIMATELY £200. If you decide to take a taxi, please contact one of the following companies in advance:

Arriving after opening hours