Portsmouth to Plymouth by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:43
  • Last train
    23:39
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 57m

Travelling from Portsmouth to Plymouth by train

Fast trains from Portsmouth to Plymouth take around 3 hours and 57 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 222 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Portsmouth and Plymouth.

Are there direct trains from Portsmouth to Plymouth?

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

We usually find around 23 departures on the route from Portsmouth to Plymouth 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 26 departures.

How long is the train journey from Portsmouth to Plymouth?

The Portsmouth to Plymouth train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 57 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Portsmouth to Plymouth train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Plymouth is usually scheduled to depart Portsmouth around 04:25 and the last train is around 22:33. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Portsmouth around 04:43, and the last at 23:39.

When to book Portsmouth to Plymouth 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 Plymouth by train.

Which train companies operate between Portsmouth and Plymouth?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • South West Trains

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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