Manchester to Portsmouth by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Manchester to Portsmouth by train
Fast trains from Manchester to Portsmouth take around 4 hours and 22 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 309 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Portsmouth.
1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Portsmouth?
Journeys between Manchester and Portsmouth usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 49 departures on the route from Manchester to Portsmouth every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.
2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to Portsmouth?
The Manchester to Portsmouth train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 22 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Manchester to Portsmouth train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Portsmouth is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:05 and the last train is around 22:07.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:11, and the last at 22:07.
What's the Manchester to Portsmouth train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Manchester to Portsmouth are $41.80.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $51 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $66. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Manchester 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 Manchester to Portsmouth by train.
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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Portsmouth?
More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester to Portsmouth, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- First Great Western
- Great Western Railway
- London Underground
- South West Trains
- South Western Railway
- UK Rail Connections
- Virgin Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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