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Bus from London to Portsmouth

by virtualpierroro

We wish to go by bus from London (from or close to Baker Street Station) to Portsmouth to take the ferry to Caen, on April the 29th.

1. Which bus station in London shall we go to take such a bus?
2. How to get to this bus station from Baker Street Station?
3. Do different bus companies make this route to Portsmouth? And which one do you suggest to take?
4. Is it safer to reserve, to buy our ticketslong in advance? 2 or 3 days prior to the departure? at the moment we take the bus? PS : we will be in London from April 23rd.
5. Are the fares the same or do they increase according we get closer to the time we take the bus?

Re: Bus from London to Portsmouth

by TheWanderingCamel

You can book your ticket here

http://www.greyhounduk.com/

Some very cheap fares if you book now

Take the Circle Line underground from Baker Street to Victoria - the bus station is 600 metres walk south of the station

Re: Bus from London to Portsmouth

by leics

3. The Greyhound bus service is new to the UK. One-way tickets from 6GBP.

National Express is the major UK long-distance bus carrier.

http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx

One-way fares from 5GBP.

No difference between them, imo, apart from price.

4. Services are frequent, but if you want to absolutely certain of a seat at the departure time you want it is always better to buy tickets in advance. Online purchase is available for both carriers, or you can buy tickets from offices in Victoria coach station itself or various agents.

1. Both companies operate from Victoria coach station in London. Take the Tube from Baker Street. Tube map here (not a download):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/travel/downloads/tube_map.html

PS: Yes, it is possible that fares will rise nearer departure, and as departures fill up.

Re: Bus from London to Portsmouth

by TheWanderingCamel

According to the Greyhound website you can get a ticket from London to Portsmouth on April 29 for one pound plus 50 pence booking fee if you buy it now - a real bargain.

Re: Bus from London to Portsmouth

by leics

I did check for the right date, but the database must have been glitchy this morning.

London>Portsmouth on 29th is down to 1GBP now!

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Small alleyways

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