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Leicester to Portsmouth by train

  • First train
    04:45
  • Last train
    22:10
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 24m
  • Distance
    204 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    62
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 26m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Leicester to Portsmouth by train

Fast trains from Leicester to Portsmouth take around 3 hours and 24 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 204 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leicester and Portsmouth.

1. Are there direct trains from Leicester to Portsmouth?

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

We usually find around 64 departures on the route from Leicester 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 66 departures.

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

The Leicester to Portsmouth train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 24 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Portsmouth is usually scheduled to depart Leicester around 04:45 and the last train is around 21:58. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leicester around 04:45, and the last at 22:10.

When to book Leicester 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 Leicester to Portsmouth by train.

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Which train companies operate between Leicester and Portsmouth?

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

  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • 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 Leicester 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.