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London to Portsmouth by train

The journey from London to Portsmouth by train is 65.71 mi and takes 2 hrs 16 mins. There are 134 connections per day, with the first departure at 04:30 and the last at 17:37. It is possible to travel from London to Portsmouth by train for as little as £3.16 or as much as £47.61. The best price for this journey is £3.16.

Lowest Price£3.16
Journey Duration2 hrs 16 mins
Connection per Day134
Lowest Price£3.16
Highest Price£47.61
First Departure04:30
Last Departure17:37
Distance65.71 mi
DepartureLondon
ArrivalPortsmouth
CarriersGreat Western Railway, South Western RailwayMore

London to Portsmouth Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 28 Feb 2024

Your journey from London to Portsmouth with Virail

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How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from London to Portsmouth?

Prices will vary when you travel from London to Portsmouth. On average, though, you'll pay about £29.59 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as £3.16, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.
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Prices will vary when you travel from London to Portsmouth. On average, though, you'll pay about £29.59 for a train ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

How long is the journey from London to Portsmouth by train?

The average journey time is 2 hrs 16 mins. This is how long it takes to cross the 65.71 mi from London to Portsmouth. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from London to Portsmouth to take longer than 2 hrs 16 mins. The distance between London and Portsmouth is around 65.71 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 2 hrs 16 mins. However, the fastest routes between London and Portsmouth take 1 hr 26 mins. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

When traveling from London to Portsmouth by train, which stations can I use?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between London and Portsmouth. You can start your journey in London at stations such as . These connect to stations including in Portsmouth. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from London to Portsmouth.

How many times a day do journeys run from London to Portsmouth?

You will be able to travel from London to Portsmouth using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 134 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from London to Portsmouth using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 34 direct connections from London to Portsmouth each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 100 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from London to Portsmouth. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from London to Portsmouth
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from London to Portsmouth.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from London to Portsmouth, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from London to Portsmouth.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around £0.13 to £37.68 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 100% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from London to Portsmouth

The cheapest London - Portsmouth train tickets can be found for as low as £8.52 if you’re lucky, or £27.11 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £50.54.

Find the best day to travel to Portsmouth by train

When travelling to Portsmouth by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Gatwick Express, operated by Govia Thameslink Railway, is a train service that connects London Gatwick Airport to central London, offering travelers a convenient and efficient transportation option. It is a non-stop service that runs every 15 minutes, with a journey time of around 30 minutes. Gatwick Express is a popular option for travelers who want a fast and convenient way to get to and from the airport.

Great Western Railway (GWR) is a British railway company that operates passenger services between London and the southwest of England, as well as parts of Wales. It was founded in 1833 and was originally known as the Great Western Railway Company. GWR is now owned by FirstGroup. The company is known for its iconic green livery and its historic steam locomotives, including the famous Flying Scotsman.

South Western Railway (SWR) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom that operates passenger services in South West England and parts of Southern England. It was formed in 2017 as a result of the merger of South West Trains and the Island Line Trains. SWR operates services to major cities such as London, Bristol, Southampton, and Portsmouth, as well as smaller towns and villages in the region. The company operates a fleet of modern trains, including electric and diesel multiple units, and provides a range of ticketing options, including season tickets, advance purchase tickets, and flexible fares. SWR is owned by FirstGroup and MTR Corporation.

Thameslink is a railway service in the United Kingdom that runs through central London, connecting Bedford in the north and Brighton in the south. It is operated by Govia Thameslink Railway and serves over 200 stations, including major transport hubs such as St Pancras International, London Bridge, and Gatwick Airport. Thameslink trains run every few minutes during peak hours and offer a range of services, from fast express trains to stopping services that serve local communities. The service has undergone significant upgrades in recent years, including the introduction of new trains and the completion of major infrastructure projects such as the Thameslink Programme.

Services on board Great Western Railway, South Western Railway and Thameslink from London to Portsmouth
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London to Portsmouth CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
7.4kg
Bus
7.93kg
Flight
21.15kg
Car
16.92kg
What are the CO2 emissions from London to Portsmouth by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between London and Portsmouth are 7.4kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between London and Portsmouth? By taking the train between London and Portsmouth you will save 13.75kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.53kg compared to a bus and 9.52kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from London to Portsmouth?
A train ticket from London to Portsmouth is £29.59. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £3.16.
What's the cheapest train ticket from London to Portsmouth?
The cheapest ticket you can get from London to Portsmouth is £3.16. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between London and Portsmouth by train?
London to Portsmouth is 65.71 mi.
How long does the train between London and Portsmouth take?
London to Portsmouth is on average 2 hrs 16 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 26 mins.
Which companies operate from London to Portsmouth?
The train journey from London to Portsmouth is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, Thameslink, Gatwick Express and Southern.
How many train connections per day go from London to Portsmouth?
London to Portsmouth has 134 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from London to Portsmouth leave?
The earliest train from London to Portsmouth departs at 04:30. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from London to Portsmouth depart?
The latest train from London to Portsmouth departs at 17:37. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from London to Portsmouth in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is £3.16 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from London to Portsmouth?
There are 19 station(s) that you can depart from London to go to Portsmouth. You can go from Gatwick Airport, London Charing Cross, London City Airport, London Waterloo, Luton Airport , London St Pancras, London Paddington, London Southend Airport, Southend Airport, Waterloo, London Euston, London Premier Inn Heathrow Terminal 5, London Stratford, London Bridge, London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, London Hyde Park, London Victoria, London Heathrow Airport and Stansted Airport and you can arrive at Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth International Port.
How many direct connections depart from London to Portsmouth?
There are on average 34 direct connection(s) from London to go to Portsmouth.
What's the fastest journey time between London to Portsmouth by train?
The fastest journey time by train between London and Portsmouth is 1 hr 26 mins.
Is there a direct train from London to Portsmouth?
Yes, there is a direct train between London and Portsmouth.
What are the CO2 emissions for London to Portsmouth by train?
The train journey from London to Portsmouth creates 7.4kg of CO2 emissions.

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