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Birmingham to Portsmouth by train

  • First train
    05:29
  • Last train
    23:10
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 29m
  • Distance
    196 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    47
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 55m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Birmingham to Portsmouth by train

Fast trains from Birmingham to Portsmouth take around 3 hours and 29 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 196 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Birmingham and Portsmouth.

1. Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Portsmouth?

Journeys between Birmingham and Portsmouth usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 48 departures on the route from Birmingham to Portsmouth every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 51 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Portsmouth?

The Birmingham to Portsmouth train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 29 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Birmingham to Portsmouth train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Portsmouth is usually scheduled to depart Birmingham around 05:29 and the last train is around 23:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Birmingham around 06:04, and the last at 23:00.

When to book Birmingham to Portsmouth train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Birmingham to Portsmouth by train.

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Which train companies operate between Birmingham and Portsmouth?

More than one train company operates on the route from Birmingham to Portsmouth, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Portsmouth to Birmingham by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.