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Train Information between Southampton and Portsmouth

distanceDistance15 miles (24 km)
durationAverage train duration47 min
priceAverage train ticket price£12 (€14)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreat Western Railway or South Western Railway

Trains from Southampton to Portsmouth cover the 15 miles (24 km) long journey taking on average 47 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway or South Western Railway. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £10, but the average price of train tickets is £12. Travellers depart most frequently from Southampton Central and arrive in Portsmouth & Southsea.

Trains from Southampton to Portsmouth

Trains from Southampton to Portsmouth are operated by both South West Trains and Southern Trains. Many services are direct while some involve a change at Eastleigh. Furthermore, the journey takes anything from around 40 minutes to an hour, depending on changes and the service operates twice hourly on average. The earliest weekday train departs from Southampton just after 5:30 a.m. and the last train departs around midnight. The Sunday service departs from Southampton a little later, around 6:30 a.m. Southampton train station is centrally located within the city, as is Portsmouth and Southsea train station, which is where the service arrives.

Travel Tips

Trains from Southampton to Portsmouth
Travel by train to Portsmouth 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 Southampton to Portsmouth.
How much do cheap trains from Southampton to Portsmouth cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Southampton to Portsmouth for as low as £10  for the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets to Portsmouth from Southampton?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Southampton to Portsmouth is £12  one way.
How many miles is it from Southampton to Portsmouth by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Southampton to Portsmouth via train to be approximately 15 miles (24 km).
How long is the train journey from Southampton to Portsmouth?
On average the train from Southampton to Portsmouth duration is 47 min  for the 15 miles (24 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from Southampton to Portsmouth, which train station in Southampton do I depart from and which train station in Portsmouth do I arrive in?

Some of the Southampton train stations to Portsmouth you can start your journey from include Southampton Central, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Town Quay. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Portsmouth include Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Southampton Central   and arriving in Portsmouth & Southsea.

Where do I find the Southampton train station to Portsmouth? Where is the Portsmouth train station?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Southampton Central and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Portsmouth most often arrive at Portsmouth & Southsea and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.

Which train providers can take me to Portsmouth from Southampton?
For the best Southampton to Portsmouth train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Great Western Railway or South Western Railway. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Southampton to Portsmouth to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services per day are there to Portsmouth from Southampton?
The average number of trains departing Southampton for Portsmouth is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Southampton to Portsmouth? When does the last train depart from Southampton to Portsmouth?
The earliest train for this route departs from Southampton at 06: 55. The last train leaves from Southampton at 08: 44. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Southampton to Portsmouth and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Southampton to Portsmouth to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Southampton to Portsmouth is on average £12 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets between Southampton and Portsmouth available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Southampton Central is the most popular Southampton 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 Southampton for your journey to Portsmouth.