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The cheapest trains

from London
to Portsmouth

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Cheapest

£17

Average

£36

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Portsmouth will cost around £ 36 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 17.

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08:09London Waterloo2h1110:20Portsmouth Harbour
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£171One-way
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08:06London Victoria1h5810:04Portsmouth Harbour
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£361One-way
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08:30London Waterloo1h3810:08Portsmouth Harbour
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£431One-way
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08:45London Waterloo2h0010:45Portsmouth & Southsea
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£431One-way
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08:00London Waterloo1h3609:36Portsmouth Harbour
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£431One-way

Train Times

London to Portsmouth

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08:00London Waterloo1h3609:36Portsmouth Harbour
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08:06London Victoria1h5810:04Portsmouth Harbour
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08:09London Waterloo2h1110:20Portsmouth Harbour
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08:30London Waterloo1h3810:08Portsmouth Harbour
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08:45London Waterloo2h0010:45Portsmouth & Southsea
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Sun
Aug 18
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£13National Express
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Mon
Aug 19
£17South Western Railway
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Aug 20
£17South Western Railway
£9National Express
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Wed
Aug 21
£17South Western Railway
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Aug 22
£12South Western Railway
£4National Express
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Aug 23
£12South Western Railway
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Aug 24
£10South Western Railway
£7National Express
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Aug 25
£10South Western Railway
£7National Express
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Aug 26
£10South Western Railway
£10National Express
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Aug 27
£10South Western Railway
£4National Express
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Aug 28
£10South Western Railway
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Aug 29
£10South Western Railway
£4National Express
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Aug 30
£36Southern
£4National Express
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Aug 31
£13Southern
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Sep 1
£35Southern
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Sep 2
£36Southern
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Sep 3
£10South Western Railway
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Sep 4
£6South Western Railway
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Sep 5
£17South Western Railway
£5National Express
£159Air France
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Sep 6
£10South Western Railway
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Sep 7
£9Southern
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The fastest trains

from London
to Portsmouth

Showing times and prices for Aug 19

Fastest Journey

1h 36m

Average

1h 52m

Trains per day

5

Distance

104 km

Of the 5 train that leave London for Portsmouth every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 104 km distance in an average of 1h 52m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1h 36m .

The slowest train will take 2h 11m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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08:00London Waterloo1h3609:36Portsmouth Harbour
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£431One-way
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08:30London Waterloo1h3810:08Portsmouth Harbour
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£431One-way
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08:06London Victoria1h5810:04Portsmouth Harbour
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£361One-way
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08:45London Waterloo2h0010:45Portsmouth & Southsea
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£431One-way
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08:09London Waterloo2h1110:20Portsmouth Harbour
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£171One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Portsmouth Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 5 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £20
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Portsmouth
Distance:104 km
TrainTrain Companies:Thameslink, Southern, South Western Railway

Trains from London to Portsmouth: Journey Details

A large number of direct trains leave London every day bound for Portsmouth. Departures begin in the early hours of the morning, and a number of trains leave every hour until late into the night. The journey usually takes under 2 hours, and passengers can choose from a number of departure points in the capital throughout the day.

Which train companies go from London to Portsmouth?

Trains from London to Portsmouth are operated by South West Trains and Southern.

How long is the train from London to Portsmouth.

Direct trains from London to Portsmouth usually take between 1 hour 28 minutes and 1 hour 56 minutes. lthough in some cases the journey can take around 2 hours 20 minutes. South West Trains services tend to be slightly faster than Southern trains

When is the best time to book a train from London to Portsmouth?

The cheapest tickets can be found when booking anywhere between 1-5 weeks ahead of the departure date.

When are the first and last trains of the day from London to Portsmouth?

The first direct train of the day from London to Portsmouth departs Vauxhall station at 5:04 a.m and arrives in Portsmouth at 7:16 a.m. However for those looking to leave earlier, there is a Thameslink train which leaves London Blackfriars station at 4:05 a.m and arrives in Portsmouth at 7:08 a.m. This service involves a short transfer at in Brighton.

The final direct departure of the day leaves London Waterloo at 22:30 p.m and reaches its destination at 00:02 a.m. It should be noted however that there are still a few services departing later than this which require a transfer at Fratton station. The final train from London to Portsmouth with a transfer departs London Waterloo at 23:45 p.m and reaches Portsmouth at 1:44 a.m.

Where do trains from London to Portsmouth arrive and depart from?

Most South West Trains services from London to Portsmouth depart from London Waterloo station. Waterloo station is the U.K’s largest train station, and is located in central London within walking distance of major tourist attractions such as Big Ben, the London Eye and South Bank. The station has a number of eateries, as well as coin lockers for baggage and a 24 hour tourist information service. As a major transport hub, the station is serviced by a number of lines on the London Underground, bus stops and has a taxi rank outside exit number 3.

Southern trains to Portsmouth depart from London Victoria station, which is situated close to Buckingham Palace and St. James’ Park. The station has bag storage facilities, a number of food and shopping options and a visitor information centre. Access to the station is simple, as it has three underground lines, a taxi rank and a bus station. It’s also the most convenient way to access the city from Gatwick Airport, with the Gatwick Express train terminating at this station.

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Best fares for trains from London to Portsmouth

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Fri, Aug 23
Train
South Western Railway
07:092h 11m09:20
LondonPortsmouth
Sat, Aug 24
Train
South Western Railway
07:092h 9m09:18
LondonPortsmouth
Fastest Trains from London to Portsmouth
Sat, Sep 28
Train
South Western Railway
08:001h 42m09:42
LondonPortsmouth
Fri, Aug 30
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Southern
07:061h 58m09:04
LondonPortsmouth
Sat, Aug 31
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Southern
07:061h 58m09:04
LondonPortsmouth
Return Train Tickets for Portsmouth to London
Tue, Aug 20
Train
South Western Railway
06:552h 13m09:08
PortsmouthLondon
Wed, Aug 21
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South Western Railway
06:552h 13m09:08
PortsmouthLondon
Thu, Aug 22
Train
South Western Railway
06:552h 13m09:08
PortsmouthLondon

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Portsmouth
TrainLondon Bridge

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TrainLondon Charing Cross

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TrainLondon Euston

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TrainLondon Fenchurch Street

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TrainLondon Kings Cross

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Victoria, Circle
Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
TrainLondon Liverpool Street

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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
TrainLondon Paddington

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District
Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
TrainLondon St Pancras

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TrainLondon Victoria

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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria
Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
TrainLondon Waterloo East

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City
Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176

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