Southampton to Portsmouth train

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Cheap train tickets from Southampton to Portsmouth

Showing times and prices for Jul 26

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Southampton to Portsmouth is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Southern
05:50AM0h53
Southampton Central (SOU)
06:43AMPortsmouth & Southsea (PMS)
$191One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
South Western Railway
05:55AM1h16
Southampton Central (SOU)
07:11AMPortsmouth & Southsea (PMS)
$191One-way
1 transfer

Train schedule from Southampton to Portsmouth

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, July 26
Southern
05:50AM0h53
Southampton Central (SOU)
06:43AMPortsmouth & Southsea (PMS)
1 transfer
South Western Railway
05:55AM1h16
Southampton Central (SOU)
07:11AMPortsmouth & Southsea (PMS)
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Southampton to Portsmouth

Showing times and prices for Jul 26

Fastest Journey

53 m

Average

1 h 4 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

25 km

It's difficult to get from Southampton to Portsmouth without transferring at least once.

Fastest
Southern
05:50AM0h53
Southampton Central (SOU)
06:43AMPortsmouth & Southsea (PMS)
$191One-way
1 transfer
South Western Railway
05:55AM1h16
Southampton Central (SOU)
07:11AMPortsmouth & Southsea (PMS)
$191One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from Southampton to Portsmouth

distanceDistance15 miles (24 km)
durationAverage train duration40 min
priceAverage train ticket price$16 (€14)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 14 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreat Western Rail, South Western Railway, Bus or Southern

Trains from Southampton to Portsmouth cover the 15 miles (24 km) long route taking on average 40 min with our travel partners like Great Western Rail, South Western Railway, Bus or Southern. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $16 (€14), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $9 (€8). Travelers depart most frequently from Southampton Central and arrive in Portsmouth Harbour.

Train providers: Great Western Rail, South Western Railway and Bus from Southampton to Portsmouth trains

For as little as $9 (€8) you can travel by train from Southampton to Portsmouth with Great Western Rail, South Western Railway and Bus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

Great Western Railway is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London Paddington to the West of England, South Wales and the Cotswolds. It also operates services from London Paddington to Oxford, Reading and Bristol. It offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, air conditioning and catering services. The most popular routes for Great Western Railway are London Paddington to Bristol, Reading and Oxford.

Train information from Southampton to Portsmouth with Great Western Rail:

  • Average Duration: 40 min
  • Cheapest Price: $9

FAQs: Trains from Southampton to Portsmouth

FAQs: Travel by train from Southampton to Portsmouth easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Southampton to Portsmouth.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Southampton to Portsmouth can start from as little as $9 (€8) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Southampton to Portsmouth is $16 (€14); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Southampton to Portsmouth train time is 40 min   covering the 15 mile (24 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Southampton to Portsmouth leaves at 5: 49 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Southampton to Portsmouth leaves at 11: 33 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Southampton to Portsmouth without having to change trains with South Western Railway. There are 14 direct trains from Southampton to Portsmouth each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a train from Southampton to Portsmouth, you can count on Great Western Rail, South Western Railway, Bus or Southern for the best way to get you to Portsmouth. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Portsmouth from Southampton and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 11: 33 PM.

When departing from Southampton, you have various train station options to start your route from including Southampton Central and Southampton Airport Parkway. When arriving in Portsmouth, you can end your journey in train stations like Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth & Southsea or Portsmouth Harbour.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Southampton Central, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Portsmouth Harbour, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Portsmouth from Southampton is worth doing with a journey time of 40 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Southampton to Portsmouth is May.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Portsmouth from Southampton including taking a train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Southampton and Portsmouth

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Portsmouth
Southampton Central is the most popular Southampton railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Southampton for your trip to Portsmouth.
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Phone Number
+44 345 600 0650
Public transit options for Southampton Central
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus service goes from the north side (Blechynden Terrace) during engineering works. Overnight onward transport goes from the South side (West Quay side)
Portsmouth Harbour is the most popular Portsmouth train station for Omio travelers, but Portsmouth has quite a few train hubs. Find all the information you need to know about the main railway stations in Portsmouth for your trip from Southampton.
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ParkingParking
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Public transit options for Portsmouth Harbour
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Hard Interchange Stands G, H or J
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ParkingParking
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Public transit options for Portsmouth & Southsea
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Station Street bus stop at side of Railway Station near Matalan car park.

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