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Portsmouth to Chester by train

  • First train
    04:25
  • Last train
    22:48
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 39m
  • Distance
    294 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    26
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 44m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Portsmouth to Chester by train

Fast trains from Portsmouth to Chester take around 4 hours and 39 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 294 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Portsmouth and Chester.

1. Are there direct trains from Portsmouth to Chester?

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

We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Portsmouth to Chester 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 33 departures.

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

The Portsmouth to Chester train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 39 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Portsmouth around 04:25 and the last train is around 23:19. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Portsmouth around 05:14, and the last at 22:48.

When to book Portsmouth to Chester 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 Portsmouth to Chester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Portsmouth and Chester?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • Transport For Wales
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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

Chester to Portsmouth 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.