Portsmouth to Cambridge by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:25
  • Last train
    23:19
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 15m

Travelling from Portsmouth to Cambridge by train

Fast trains from Portsmouth to Cambridge take around 3 hours and 15 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 177 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Portsmouth and Cambridge.

Are there direct trains from Portsmouth to Cambridge?

Journeys between Portsmouth and Cambridge usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 42 departures on the route from Portsmouth to Cambridge every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 49 departures.

How long is the train journey from Portsmouth to Cambridge?

The Portsmouth to Cambridge train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 15 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Portsmouth to Cambridge train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cambridge is usually scheduled to depart Portsmouth around 04:25 and the last train is around 23:19. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Portsmouth around 04:56, and the last at 23:19.

When to book Portsmouth to Cambridge train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Portsmouth to Cambridge by train.

Which train companies operate between Portsmouth and Cambridge?

More than one train company operates on the route from Portsmouth to Cambridge, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Great Northern
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • Thameslink

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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