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Portsmouth to London by train

It takes an average of 2h 8m to travel from Portsmouth to London by train, over a distance of around 63 miles (102 km). There are normally 587 trains per day travelling from Portsmouth to London and tickets for this journey start from £7 when you book in advance.

First train

03:25

Last train

22:41

Departure station

Portsmouth

Arrival station

London

Journey time

From 1h 27m

Distance

63 miles (102 km)

Frequency

587 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £7

Train operators

South Western Railway, Southern

Taking the train from Portsmouth to London

Thinking about taking the train from Portsmouth to London? We’ve got you covered.

The train from Portsmouth to London usually takes around 2h 8m but can take just 1h 27m on the fastest South Western Railway or Southern services, with around 298 trains running on this popular route per day. Once you're on board, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes along the way.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you travel Off-Peak or get a Railcard.

If you want to know more about the journey from Portsmouth to London by train, keep reading for timetable, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Portsmouth to London? 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 London take?

The average journey time by train between Portsmouth and London is 2 hours and 8 minutes, with around 587 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 London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Portsmouth to London is 1 hour and 27 minutes.

How much does the train from Portsmouth to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Portsmouth to London can start from as little as £7 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 London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Portsmouth to London without having to change trains. There are 587 direct trains from Portsmouth to London 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 London leave?

The first train from Portsmouth to London leaves at 03:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Portsmouth to London leave?

The last train from Portsmouth to London leaves at 22:41. 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 London by train?

Trains travelling from Portsmouth to London cover a distance of around 63 miles (102 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Portsmouth to London

Train tickets from Portsmouth to London start at £7 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.

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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 London 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.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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