Portsmouth to Reading train

Cheap train tickets from Portsmouth to Reading

Showing times and prices for 20 Aug

Cheapest

£35

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 traveling at rush hour.

South Western Railway
09:24Portsmouth2h09 11:33Reading
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£351One-way
South Western Railway
07:24Portsmouth2h09 09:33Reading
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£351One-way
South Western Railway
07:04Portsmouth1h40 08:44Reading
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£361One-way
South Western Railway
09:04Portsmouth2h12 11:16Reading
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£361One-way

Train schedule Portsmouth to Reading

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, 20 August
South Western Railway
07:04Portsmouth1h40 08:44Reading
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South Western Railway
07:24Portsmouth2h09 09:33Reading
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South Western Railway
09:04Portsmouth2h12 11:16Reading
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South Western Railway
09:24Portsmouth2h09 11:33Reading
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Fastest train times from Portsmouth to Reading

Showing times and prices for 20 Aug

Fastest Journey

1 h 40 m

Average

2 h 2 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

74 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Portsmouth for Reading every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

South Western Railway
07:04Portsmouth1h40 08:44Reading
0 changes
£361One-way
South Western Railway
07:24Portsmouth2h09 09:33Reading
0 changes
£351One-way
South Western Railway
09:24Portsmouth2h09 11:33Reading
0 changes
£351One-way
South Western Railway
09:04Portsmouth2h12 11:16Reading
0 changes
£361One-way

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Overview: Train from Portsmouth to Reading

distanceDistance45 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 38 min
priceAverage train ticket price£36 (€40)
frequencyTrain frequency49 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesSouth Western Railway, Cross Country or First Great Western Service

Trains from Portsmouth to Reading cover the 45 miles long journey taking on average 1 h 38 min with our travel partners like South Western Railway, Cross Country or First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 49 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £36, but the average price of train tickets is £36. Travellers depart most frequently from Portsmouth & Southsea and arrive in Reading.

Train companies: Great Western Rail, CrossCountry and South Western Railway trains Portsmouth to Reading

Great Western Rail, CrossCountry and South Western Railway trains will get you between Portsmouth and Reading from £36. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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

Are you making plans to travel to Reading from Portsmouth? Why not take a train with CrossCountry? Omio can show you current CrossCountry train times, tickets, travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on Portsmouth to Reading trains all in one place. On the CrossCountry train, you can expect to travel 45 miles (73 km) between Portsmouth and Reading. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Portsmouth to Reading, 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 have found your perfect one-way CrossCountry train from Portsmouth to Reading, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!

Train information from Portsmouth to Reading with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 44 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 4 a day

If you're looking for cheap South Western Railway tickets between Portsmouth and Reading, check out Omio! With one-way Portsmouth to Reading train ticket prices starting as low as £36 when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Reading from Portsmouth by showing you the latest South Western Railway offers, train timetables and tickets for this 45 miles (73 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this journey, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard with South Western Railway. If you search for South Western Railway tickets between Portsmouth and Reading in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Portsmouth to Reading on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with South Western Railway so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

Save time and money by searching for and booking your Great Western Rail train between Portsmouth and Reading online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest Great Western Rail train to Reading from Portsmouth, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current Great Western Rail train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 45 miles (73 km) trip to Reading from Portsmouth as well as ticket information for the train (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains between Portsmouth and Reading, you can check straight away if the Great Western Rail ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official Great Western Rail Portsmouth to Reading train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

Portsmouth to Reading train information with Great Western Rail:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 9 min
  • Great Western Rail frequency: 21 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Portsmouth to Reading

Travel by train to Reading 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 Reading.
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Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Reading from Portsmouth for the next 7 days starting from £36  one way.
If you’re looking to book tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Portsmouth to Reading train prices are on average £36  one way.
The Portsmouth to Reading train distance is approximately 45 miles.
The train time from Portsmouth to Reading is on average 1 h 38 min  for the 45 miles long journey, but the time it takes to go between Portsmouth and Reading by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

There are a few train stations in Portsmouth to start your trip from including Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour. In Reading you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Reading, Reading West and Reading.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Portsmouth & Southsea   and arrive in Reading.

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Portsmouth & Southsea, located approximately 0.1 miles (80 m) from the city centre of Portsmouth. The most popular arrival train station in Reading, called Reading, is located around 0.2 miles (420 m) away from its city centre.

When taking a train from Portsmouth to Reading, you can count on South Western Railway, Cross Country or First Great Western Service for the best way to get you to Reading. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Reading from Portsmouth and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
The average number of trains departing Portsmouth for Reading is 49 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the first train from Portsmouth to Reading at 04: 48   or take the last train from Portsmouth to Reading leaving at 19: 04. Look for the latest Portsmouth Reading train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
If you book a train ticket to Reading from Portsmouth within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £36 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Portsmouth to Reading are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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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 Reading.
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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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ParkingParking
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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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