Looking to travel from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport by train? You've come to the right place!
On average, it takes around 3 hours 12 minutes to travel from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 1 hour 19 minutes though. You'll usually find 38 trains per day running along the 47 miles (75 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Gatwick Airport. You can choose to travel with Great Western Railway, South Western Railway or Thameslink to get to Gatwick Airport. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.
To help you get great train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport in our Journey Planner. Just remember, as well as travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from £2.70.
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The average journey time by train between Portsmouth and Gatwick Airport is 1 hour and 34 minutes, with around 38 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 Gatwick Airport is 1 hour and 19 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport can start from as little as £2.70 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport without having to change trains. There are 38 direct trains from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport leaves at 03:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport leaves at 20:19. 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 Gatwick Airport cover a distance of around 47 miles (75 km) during the journey.
If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport is right for you.
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