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Travelling from Portsmouth to Southampton by train

Fast trains from Portsmouth to Southampton take around 36 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 27 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Portsmouth and Southampton.

Are there direct trains from Portsmouth to Southampton?

Direct trains from Portsmouth to Southampton have been found.

We usually find around 35 direct trains on the route from Portsmouth to Southampton every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 39 departures.

How long is the train journey from Portsmouth to Southampton?

The Portsmouth to Southampton train travel time is normally about 36 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Portsmouth to Southampton train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Southampton is usually scheduled to depart Portsmouth around 05:16 and the last train is around 22:42. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Portsmouth around 05:16, and the last at 23:26.

When to book Portsmouth to Southampton 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 Southampton by train.

Which train companies operate between Portsmouth and Southampton?

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

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

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 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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