Cheltenham to Portsmouth by train

  • First train
    06:03
  • Last train
    22:53
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 12m
  • Distance
    142 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    19
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 40m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Cheltenham to Portsmouth by train

Fast trains from Cheltenham to Portsmouth take around 3 hours and 12 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 142 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cheltenham and Portsmouth.

1. Are there direct trains from Cheltenham to Portsmouth?

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

We usually find around 19 departures on the route from Cheltenham to Portsmouth every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 17 departures.

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

The Cheltenham to Portsmouth train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 12 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Portsmouth is usually scheduled to depart Cheltenham around 06:24 and the last train is around 22:52. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cheltenham around 06:03, and the last at 22:53.

When to book Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham to Portsmouth by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cheltenham and Portsmouth?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway

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

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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.