It takes an average of 3h 16m to travel from Portsmouth to Reading by train, over a distance of around 44 miles (72 km). There are normally 192 trains per day traveling from Portsmouth to Reading and tickets for this journey start from $20.03 when you book in advance.
From 1h 34m
44 miles (72 km)
192 trains per day
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The train from Portsmouth to Reading usually takes 3 hours 16 minutes on average to travel 72 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 1 hour 34 minutes. You can expect to find 192 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Portsmouth and Reading, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Reading.
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The average journey time by train between Portsmouth and Reading is 3 hours and 16 minutes, with around 192 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Portsmouth to Reading is 1 hour and 34 minutes.
Train tickets from Portsmouth to Reading can start from as little as $20.03 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Portsmouth to Reading. Travelling from Portsmouth to Reading by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Portsmouth to Reading leaves at 03:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Portsmouth to Reading leaves at 22:42. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Portsmouth to Reading cover a distance of around 44 miles (72 km) during the journey.
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