Reading to Portsmouth by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Reading to Portsmouth by train
Fast trains from Reading to Portsmouth take around 1 hour and 28 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 74 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Portsmouth.
1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Portsmouth?
Journeys between Reading and Portsmouth usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 87 departures on the route from Reading to Portsmouth every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 67 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Reading to Portsmouth?
The Reading to Portsmouth train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 28 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Reading to Portsmouth train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Portsmouth is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 04:31 and the last train is around 23:34.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Reading around 04:31, and the last at 23:35.
What's the Reading to Portsmouth train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Reading to Portsmouth are $22.28.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $29 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $34. 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 Reading 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 Reading to Portsmouth by train.
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Which train companies operate between Reading and Portsmouth?
More than one train company operates on the route from Reading 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.
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