Cheap train tickets from Portsmouth to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Cheapest

£50

Average

£68

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

The average ticket from Portsmouth to Birmingham will cost around £ 68 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 50.

South Western Railway
07:22Portsmouth5h03 12:25Birmingham
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£501One-way
South Western Railway
07:52Portsmouth4h33 12:25Birmingham
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£551One-way
Southern
09:10Portsmouth4h42 13:52Birmingham
0 changes
£561One-way
South Western Railway
09:37Portsmouth4h06 13:43Birmingham
0 changes
£681One-way
South Western Railway
08:59Portsmouth4h44 13:43Birmingham
0 changes
£691One-way

Train schedule Portsmouth to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sun, 22 May
South Western Railway
07:22Portsmouth5h03 12:25Birmingham
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Chiltern Railways
07:37Portsmouth4h55 12:32Birmingham
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South Western Railway
07:52Portsmouth4h33 12:25Birmingham
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Chiltern Railways
08:37Portsmouth4h55 13:32Birmingham
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South Western Railway
08:59Portsmouth4h44 13:43Birmingham
0 changes
Southern
09:10Portsmouth4h42 13:52Birmingham
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South Western Railway
09:22Portsmouth4h42 14:04Birmingham
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South Western Railway
09:37Portsmouth4h06 13:43Birmingham
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Cross Country
10:59Portsmouth3h49 14:48Birmingham
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Avanti West Coast
19:14Portsmouth5h08 00:22Birmingham
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Sun
22 May
£52South Western Railway
£17Megabus
Mon
23 May
£52Southern
£12National Express
Tue
24 May
£52South Western Railway
£12National Express
Wed
25 May
£48South Western Railway
£10National Express
Thu
26 May
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£17Megabus
Fri
27 May
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£17Megabus
Sat
28 May
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£14Megabus
Sun
29 May
£52South Western Railway
£17Megabus
Mon
30 May
£72South Western Railway
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Tue
31 May
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£14Megabus
Wed
1 Jun
£58South Western Railway
£16Megabus
Thu
2 Jun
£71Chiltern Railways
£17Megabus
Sun
5 Jun
£52South Western Railway
£17Megabus
Mon
6 Jun
£47South Western Railway
£10National Express
Tue
7 Jun
£58South Western Railway
£14Megabus
Thu
9 Jun
£71Chiltern Railways
£17Megabus

Fastest train times from Portsmouth to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 49 m

Average

4 h 39 m

Trains per day

10

Distance

195 km

Of the 10 trains that leave Portsmouth for Birmingham every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 195 km distance in an average of 4 h 39 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 49 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 8 m 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.

Cross Country
10:59Portsmouth3h49 14:48Birmingham
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£911One-way
South Western Railway
09:37Portsmouth4h06 13:43Birmingham
0 changes
£681One-way
South Western Railway
07:52Portsmouth4h33 12:25Birmingham
0 changes
£551One-way
South Western Railway
09:22Portsmouth4h42 14:04Birmingham
0 changes
£761One-way
Southern
09:10Portsmouth4h42 13:52Birmingham
0 changes
£561One-way

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Overview: Train from Portsmouth to Birmingham

distanceDistance121 miles (195 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 44 min
priceAverage train ticket price£53 (€60)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country, South Western Railway, Chiltern Railways or Southern

Trains from Portsmouth to Birmingham cover the 121 miles (195 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 44 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, South Western Railway, Chiltern Railways or Southern. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £53, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £48. Travellers depart most frequently from Portsmouth & Southsea and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies: Chiltern Railways and CrossCountry trains Portsmouth to Birmingham

Buy your official Chiltern Railways and CrossCountry train tickets to Birmingham from Portsmouth from £48 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient trip.

CrossCountry
Chiltern Railways

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Portsmouth and Birmingham you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Looking for trains between Portsmouth and Birmingham? CrossCountry is one of the best companies to travel with on the 121 miles (195 km) route to Birmingham from Portsmouth. As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio quickly shows you the latest CrossCountry train timetables, tickets and offers (such as luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Portsmouth to Birmingham routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to Birmingham from Portsmouth, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Portsmouth - Birmingham train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with CrossCountry!

Portsmouth to Birmingham train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 29 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 12 a day

CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train from Portsmouth to Birmingham:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Train from Portsmouth to Birmingham: Journey Details

The train from Portsmouth to Birmingham takes around 4 hours. South West Trains run to Guildford, then CrossCountry Trains complete the journey to Birmingham New Street Station. The first train leaves at around 4:30 a.m., with a half-hourly service running until 7:30 p.m. Later trains are available but involve travelling via London with more changes. This service operates seven days a week.

Where do trains from Portsmouth to Birmingham depart from and arrive at?

All trains from Portsmouth to Birmingham depart at Portsmouth Station, which is centrally located in the city centre. Taxis are available at the station and several bus companies link the station to the local area and surrounding towns, such as Southampton and Havant. Bus services operate throughout the night. Portsmouth Harbour, with its cruise and ferry terminals, is one stop further on the train.

Trains from Portsmouth to Birmingham arrive at Birmingham New Street Station, which is conveniently located for the city centre. This recently rebuilt station incorporates a large shopping mall and is a central hub of the British Rail system. Taxis are available outside the station, twenty-four hours a day. The metro and local buses, operated by Network West Midland, operate services into the town and suburban areas. There is also a night bus service.

Travel Tips: Trains from Portsmouth to Birmingham

Travel by train to Birmingham easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Portsmouth to Birmingham.
FAQs

How much do cheap train tickets to Birmingham from Portsmouth cost?

Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Birmingham from Portsmouth for the next 7 days starting from £48  one way.

What is the average cost of a train from Portsmouth to Birmingham?

The Portsmouth to Birmingham train ticket price is on average £53  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.

What is the distance by train from Portsmouth to Birmingham?

You should expect to travel around 121 miles (195 km)  to Birmingham from Portsmouth by train.

What is the average Portsmouth to Birmingham train duration?

While the time it takes to travel 121 miles (195 km) between Portsmouth and Birmingham can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Portsmouth to Birmingham is on average 3 h 44 min.

Which train station in Portsmouth goes to Birmingham? Which train station do I come into Birmingham from Portsmouth?

When taking the train to Birmingham from Portsmouth, you can choose to depart from train stations like Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour. Your journey can end in train stations such as Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham International.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Portsmouth & Southsea   and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Where is the train station in Portsmouth? Where is the train station in Birmingham?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Portsmouth & Southsea, which is located around 0.1 miles (80 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Birmingham New Street, located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city centre.

What train providers offer a service from Portsmouth to Birmingham?

If you're looking for trains from Portsmouth to Birmingham, you can rely on Cross Country, South Western Railway, Chiltern Railways or Southern to get you to Birmingham. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Portsmouth to Birmingham trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services per day are there to Birmingham from Portsmouth?

The average number of trains departing Portsmouth for Birmingham is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When does the first train depart from Portsmouth to Birmingham? When does the last train depart from Portsmouth to Birmingham?

The first train from Portsmouth to Birmingham leaves at 05: 05   and the last train for this leaves at 19: 14. Omio shows you the latest train from Portsmouth to Birmingham times to help you book the best departure time for this route.

When should I buy Portsmouth Birmingham train tickets to score the best deals?

If you purchase Portsmouth to Birmingham train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £53. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Birmingham from Portsmouth. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Portsmouth
Birmingham
Portsmouth & Southsea is the most popular Portsmouth railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Portsmouth for your journey to Birmingham.