Durham to Portsmouth by train

  • First train
    04:59
  • Last train
    23:00
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 17m
  • Distance
    444 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    19
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 18m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Durham to Portsmouth by train

Fast trains from Durham to Portsmouth take around 5 hours and 17 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 444 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Durham and Portsmouth.

1. Are there direct trains from Durham to Portsmouth?

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

We usually find around 23 departures on the route from Durham 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 18 departures.

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

The Durham to Portsmouth train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 17 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Portsmouth is usually scheduled to depart Durham around 04:59 and the last train is around 23:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Durham around 04:59, and the last at 20:46.

When to book Durham 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 Durham to Portsmouth by train.

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Which train companies operate between Durham and Portsmouth?

More than one train company operates on the route from Durham 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 Durham 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.