Southampton to Portsmouth by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:44
  • Last train
    23:59
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    34m

Travelling from Southampton to Portsmouth by train

The fastest trains from Southampton to Portsmouth take around 34 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 27 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southampton and Portsmouth.

Direct trains run between Southampton and Portsmouth.

We usually find around 41 direct trains on the route from Southampton to Portsmouth every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 34 departures. The duration is normally about 34 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Portsmouth is usually scheduled to depart Southampton around 06:24 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.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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 trains operate between Southampton and Portsmouth?

More than one type of train 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

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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