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Edinburgh to Portsmouth by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    23:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 53m
  • Distance
    591 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    31
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 52m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Portsmouth by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Portsmouth take around 6 hours and 53 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 591 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Portsmouth.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Portsmouth?

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

We usually find around 33 departures on the route from Edinburgh 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 32 departures.

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

The Edinburgh to Portsmouth train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 53 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Portsmouth is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 05:48, and the last at 23:15.

When to book Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Portsmouth by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Portsmouth?

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

  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • 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 Edinburgh 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.