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Trains to Portsmouth

The UK's only island city stands alone when it comes to maritime and naval heritage. Stretched along miles of historic dockyard, it offers a step into the past with every footstep - visitors can explore over 800 years of seafaring tales, from the Mary Rose to HMS Victory. Away from the water's edge, Portsmouth offers a lively town centre with modern shopping malls, outstanding theatres, music venues, art galleries, two cathedrals, and loads of pubs and restaurants.

Popular train routes to Portsmouth

London to Portsmouth
Gatwick Airport to Portsmouth
Cardiff Central to Portsmouth
Bristol to Portsmouth
Brighton to Portsmouth

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How to find the cheapest train tickets to Portsmouth

There are a number of ways in which you can find cheap train tickets to Portsmouth to help you save money and explore Portsmouth. Whether you are getting a train to Portsmouth for work or leisure, our journey planner can help you find the cheapest available tickets on the days you want to travel. Cheap tickets to Portsmouth can be done in two very simple ways and can save you money on your train tickets.

The first way you can get your hands on cheaper train tickets to Portsmouth is by using a national railcard. If you travel more than a few times a year, buying an eligible railcard can allow you to save up to 1/3 off the price of your train tickets*, meaning you can spend more on things to see and do in Newcastle. To see out the different types of railcards, eligibility requirements and to buy a card online, check out our railcards page.

Another way for cheap tickets to Portsmouth is by purchasing an Advanced ticket. In most cases, the earlier you book Advanced tickets, the cheaper these tickets will be. Advance tickets typically go on sale 12 weeks in advance, so if you have a night out with friends pencilled on the calendar, simply look out for the “Advanced ticket” type when your search for tickets using our Journey Planner, or sign up to our Ticket alert to find out as soon as your tickets go on sale. Make sure you book these tickets as early as possible, because the longer you wait, the more the price can go up.

Want more handy hints on how to save money on train tickets? Check out our cheap train tickets page.

*Conditions and peak travel time exclusions may apply on some railcard types.

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