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Birmingham-Portsmouth Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Birmingham to Portsmouth?

Lowest Price£44.92
Fastest Train3h 16m
Trains Per Day96
Train Lines5

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Birmingham to Portsmouth right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Birmingham to Portsmouth?

In the last month, £92.41 was the average price of a train ticket from Birmingham, BIR to Portsmouth, POR. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Portsmouth?

The distance between Birmingham and Portsmouth is approximately 120 miles, or 193 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 16 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Birmingham to Portsmouth are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Birmingham at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Portsmouth?

There are 96 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Portsmouth to Birmingham. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Birmingham to Portsmouth for £18.15.

Which train should you take from Birmingham to Portsmouth?

There are 5 train lines with service from Birmingham, Birmingham to Portsmouth, Portsmouth. Chiltern Railways + Connections is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 39 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Arriva Trains Wales + Connections13h 59m£93.30
Avanti West Coast + Connections93h 47m£93.93
Chiltern Railways + Connections394h 0m£95.06
CrossCountry + Connections363h 39m£91.11
West Midlands Railway + Connections114h 2m£85.94

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 4 stops and stations in Birmingham where you can board the train:

  • Moor St Station
  • New St Station
  • Birmingham International Rail Station
  • Snow Hill

Where is the train station in Portsmouth?

There are more train stations and stops in Portsmouth than most cities. Most trains from Birmingham will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Portsmouth:

  • Hilsea Station
  • Fratton
  • Cosham

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