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Portsmouth to Ipswich by train

  • First train
    04:25
  • Last train
    22:32
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 31m
  • Distance
    208 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    35
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 12m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Portsmouth to Ipswich by train

Fast trains from Portsmouth to Ipswich take around 3 hours and 31 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 208 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Portsmouth and Ipswich.

1. Are there direct trains from Portsmouth to Ipswich?

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

We usually find around 35 departures on the route from Portsmouth to Ipswich 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 38 departures.

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

The Portsmouth to Ipswich train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 31 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Ipswich is usually scheduled to depart Portsmouth around 04:25 and the last train is around 22:24. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Portsmouth around 04:56, and the last at 22:32.

When to book Portsmouth to Ipswich 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 Ipswich by train.

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Which train companies operate between Portsmouth and Ipswich?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Greater Anglia
  • 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.

Ipswich 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.