Darlington to Portsmouth by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 53m
  • Distance
    416 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 4m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Darlington to Portsmouth by train

Fast trains from Darlington to Portsmouth take around 4 hours and 53 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 416 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Darlington and Portsmouth.

1. Are there direct trains from Darlington to Portsmouth?

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

We usually find around 40 departures on the route from Darlington 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 62 departures.

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

The Darlington to Portsmouth train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 53 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Portsmouth is usually scheduled to depart Darlington around 05:17 and the last train is around 23:36. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Darlington around 05:17, and the last at 21:06.

When to book Darlington 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 Darlington to Portsmouth by train.

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Which train companies operate between Darlington and Portsmouth?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • UK Rail Connections

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

Portsmouth to Darlington 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.