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Portsmouth-Southampton Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Portsmouth, POR to Southampton?

Lowest Price€9.97
Fastest Train1h 5m
Trains Per Day24
Train Lines6

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Portsmouth to Southampton 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 Portsmouth to Southampton?

In the last month, €10.62 was the average price of a train ticket from Portsmouth, POR to Southampton, STH. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. 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 Portsmouth to Southampton?

The distance between Portsmouth and Southampton is approximately 15 miles, or 24 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 5 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Portsmouth to Southampton are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Monday 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 Portsmouth at 12:00 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 Portsmouth to Southampton?

There are 24 scheduled trains on most days. 11 of these are direct connections to Southampton. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Southampton to Portsmouth. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Portsmouth to Southampton for €5.54.

Which train should you take from Portsmouth to Southampton?

There are 6 train lines with service from Portsmouth, Portsmouth to Southampton, Southampton. South Western Railway is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 12 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Great Western Railway21h 9m€11.08
Great Western Railway + Connections21h 44m€9.97
South Western Railway122h 1m€10.54
South Western Railway + Connections41h 44m€11.06
Southern21h 23m€11.08
Southern + Connections21h 29m€9.97

Where is the train station in Portsmouth?

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

  • Portsmouth & Southsea
  • Portsmouth Harbour
  • Fratton
  • Cosham

Where is the train station in Southampton?

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

  • Overline House
  • Woolston
  • Southampton Airport Parkway

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