Portsmouth to Shrewsbury by train

  • First train
    04:25
  • Last train
    23:24
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 28m
  • Distance
    242 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    20
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 32m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Portsmouth to Shrewsbury by train

Fast trains from Portsmouth to Shrewsbury take around 4 hours and 28 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 242 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Portsmouth and Shrewsbury.

1. Are there direct trains from Portsmouth to Shrewsbury?

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

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Portsmouth to Shrewsbury 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 21 departures.

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

The Portsmouth to Shrewsbury train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 28 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Shrewsbury is usually scheduled to depart Portsmouth around 04:25 and the last train is around 23:24. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Portsmouth around 04:43, and the last at 22:42.

When to book Portsmouth to Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury by train.

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Which train companies operate between Portsmouth and Shrewsbury?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

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

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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.