Trains from London to Portsmouth
How long does it take to get from London to Portsmouth by train?
The journey between London and Portsmouth runs for about 65.9 mi and usually takes approximately 2 h 9 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 1 h 26 min. If you are trying to get from London to Portsmouth as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.
When do the first and last departures from London to Portsmouth leave?
If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from London to Portsmouth leaving at 06:45. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 23:00.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.
What are the stations on the London to Portsmouth route?
In London, departure stations include London Bridge [ LBG ], London Waterloo [ WAT ], London Victoria [ VIC ], London Victoria, London Waterloo, London Bridge and Vauxhall. When you arrive in Portsmouth, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Portsmouth Harbour [ PMH ], Portsmouth & Southsea [ PMS ] and Portsmouth & Southsea. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.
How many journeys from London to Portsmouth take place each day?
On average, there are 176 daily departures from London to Portsmouth. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 209 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Nationalrail, Southern and South Western Railway, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 47 departures from London which travel directly to Portsmouth. There are 129 journeys with one change or more.