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Best price £ 0.08
Journey duration 1 h 2 min
Connections per day 76
First departure 06:37
Last departure 21:59
Distance 15.5 mi

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Portsmouth to Southampton?

Prices will vary when you travel from Portsmouth to Southampton. On average, though, you'll pay about £ 11.30 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as £ 0.08, 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.

Trains from Portsmouth to Southampton

How long does the journey from Portsmouth to Southampton take by train?

The journey from Portsmouth to Southampton covers a distance of 15.5 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 1 h 2 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 38 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Portsmouth to Southampton faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

What time are the first and last departures from Portsmouth to Southampton?

The first daily departure from Portsmouth to Southampton leaves at 06:37, while the last journey of the day sets out at 21:59. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Portsmouth and Southampton. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

Which stations can I use to travel from Portsmouth to Southampton?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Portsmouth from the following stations: Portsmouth Harbour [ PMH ], Portsmouth & Southsea [ PMS ] and Portsmouth & Southsea. Arriving at Southampton, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Southampton Central [ SOU ] and Southampton Central. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Southampton.

How many journeys from Portsmouth to Southampton take place each day?

If you want to get from Portsmouth to Southampton, you can travel with providers such as Nationalrail, Great Western Railway, Southern and South Western Railway. You will find a maximum number of 136 departures per day. On average, there are 76 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 41 direct journeys between Portsmouth and Southampton. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 35 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you.