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Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport by train

It takes an average of 1h 34m to travel from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport by train, over a distance of around 47 miles (75 km). There are normally 38 trains per day travelling from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport and tickets for this journey start from £2.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 19m
PriceFrom £2.70
Distance47 miles (75 km)
Frequency38 trains per day
First train03:52
Last train20:19
Departure stationPortsmouth
Arrival stationGatwick Airport
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsSouthern

Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport train times

Check out the next trains departing from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport for Tuesday 17th May 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
13:15 14:39 1h 24m, direct
14:15 15:39 1h 24m, direct
14:33 16:24 1h 51m, 1 change
15:15 16:41 1h 26m, direct
16:15 17:38 1h 23m, direct
16:33 18:09 1h 36m, 1 change
17:15 18:39 1h 24m, direct
18:15 19:39 1h 24m, direct
18:29 20:11 1h 42m, 1 change
19:15 20:39 1h 24m, direct

Travelling from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport by train

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.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, scroll up for timetables including live train times, or keep reading for FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Portsmouth and Gatwick Airport by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport is 1 hour and 19 minutes.

How much does the train from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport?

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.

What time does the first train from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport leave?

The first train from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport leaves at 03:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport leave?

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.

What's the distance between Portsmouth and Gatwick Airport by train?

Trains travelling from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport cover a distance of around 47 miles (75 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Gatwick Airport to Portsmouth. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport.

Cheap train tickets from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport

Train tickets from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport start at £2.70 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

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.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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