Southampton to Portsmouth by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey

Travelling from Southampton to Portsmouth by train

Fast trains from Southampton to Portsmouth take around 35 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 27 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southampton and Portsmouth.

Are there direct trains from Southampton to Portsmouth?

Direct trains from Southampton to Portsmouth have been found.

We usually find around 45 direct trains on the route from Southampton to Portsmouth every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 41 departures.

How long is the train journey from Southampton to Portsmouth?

The Southampton to Portsmouth train travel time is normally about 35 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Southampton to Portsmouth train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Portsmouth is usually scheduled to depart Southampton around 06:23 and the last train is around 23:47. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southampton around 05:44, and the last at 23:59.

When to book Southampton to Portsmouth 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 Southampton to Portsmouth by train.

Which train companies operate between Southampton and Portsmouth?

More than one train company operates on the route from Southampton to Portsmouth, 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

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

Find journey information for Portsmouth to Southampton

Other journeys to Portsmouth View all journeys to Portsmouth

Search accommodation in Portsmouth

Country guide

Trains to the UK

Read our country guide

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.

Log in / Register

  1. We'd love to send you (occasional) emails with travel tips, sales and special offers. You can change your preferences at any time.
  1. By registering you agree with our privacy policy.