Portsmouth to Birmingham train

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Cheap train tickets from Portsmouth to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 31 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Portsmouth to Birmingham is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cross Country
05:134h38
Portsmouth
09:51Birmingham
£581One-way
0 changes
Southern
08:334h23
Portsmouth
12:56Birmingham
£671One-way
0 changes
South Western Railway
09:503h58
Portsmouth
13:48Birmingham
£721One-way
0 changes
South Western Railway
09:454h03
Portsmouth
13:48Birmingham
£751One-way
0 changes
South Western Railway
08:064h42
Portsmouth
12:48Birmingham
£751One-way
0 changes

Train timetablePortsmouth to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 31 May
Southern
08:334h23
Portsmouth
12:56Birmingham
0 changes
South Western Railway
09:503h58
Portsmouth
13:48Birmingham
0 changes
South Western Railway
05:285h20
Portsmouth
10:48Birmingham
0 changes
South Western Railway
09:454h03
Portsmouth
13:48Birmingham
0 changes
South Western Railway
08:064h42
Portsmouth
12:48Birmingham
0 changes

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Train times from Portsmouth to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 31 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 58 m

Average

4 h 30 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

195 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Portsmouth for Birmingham every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

South Western Railway
09:503h58
Portsmouth
13:48Birmingham
£721One-way
0 changes
South Western Railway
09:454h03
Portsmouth
13:48Birmingham
£751One-way
0 changes
Southern
08:334h23
Portsmouth
12:56Birmingham
£671One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
05:134h38
Portsmouth
09:51Birmingham
£581One-way
0 changes
South Western Railway
08:064h42
Portsmouth
12:48Birmingham
£751One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Portsmouth to Birmingham

distanceDistance121 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 24 min
priceAverage train ticket price£76 (€85)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry, South Western Railway, Southern, Chiltern Railways or Virgin Trains

Trains from Portsmouth to Birmingham cover the 121 miles long route taking on average 3 h 24 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, South Western Railway, Southern, Chiltern Railways or Virgin Trains. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £29, but the average price of train tickets is £76. Travellers depart most frequently from Portsmouth Harbour and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train providers: CrossCountry, South Western Railway and Southern trains Portsmouth to Birmingham

Buy your official CrossCountry, South Western Railway and Southern train tickets from Portsmouth to Birmingham from £39 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular journey.

Avanti West Coast is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates high-speed trains between London and major cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The company offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drinks. The most popular routes for Avanti West Coast are London to Birmingham, London to Manchester and London to Glasgow. The company operates a fleet of Pendolino and Super Voyager trains, which offer a smooth and comfortable journey.

Virgin Trains from Portsmouth to Birmingham train information:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 28 min
  • Cheapest Price: £46

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.

FAQs: Portsmouth to Birmingham train

FAQs: Travel by train from Portsmouth 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
Cheap train tickets from Portsmouth to Birmingham can start from as little as £29 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Portsmouth to Birmingham is £76; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time to Birmingham from Portsmouth is on average 3 h 24 min   for the 121 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go between Portsmouth and Birmingham by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Portsmouth to Birmingham leaves at 04: 56. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Portsmouth to Birmingham leaves at 20: 33.
There are 10 trains a day from Portsmouth to Birmingham which require at least one change with CrossCountry, South Western Railway, Southern, Chiltern Railways or Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the best Portsmouth to Birmingham train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with CrossCountry, South Western Railway, Southern, Chiltern Railways or Virgin Trains. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Birmingham from Portsmouth to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 33.

When departing from Portsmouth, you have various train station options to start your route from including Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth & Southsea or Portsmouth Harbour. When arriving in Birmingham, you can end your route in train stations like Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International and Birmingham Moor Street.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Portsmouth Harbour, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Birmingham New Street, located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Birmingham from Portsmouth is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 24 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Portsmouth to Birmingham by train is May.
You have options as you can travel between Portsmouth and Birmingham 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Portsmouth and Birmingham

Portsmouth
Birmingham
Portsmouth Harbour 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.
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Public transport options for Portsmouth Harbour
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Hard Interchange Stands G, H or J
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Public transport options for Portsmouth & Southsea
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Station Street bus stop at side of Railway Station near Matalan car park.
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