Trains from Portsmouth to Southampton

Portsmouth to Southampton train information

Portsmouth Southampton train map

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Arrival Southampton, England
Departure Portsmouth, England
Distance 15 Miles
  • The route connecting Portsmouth, which is in England and Southampton, located in England is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.
  • There are 15 miles between Portsmouth to Southampton. Taking the train is often the fastest option to get to Southampton from Portsmouth, and it’s also a greener option than driving your car or flying.
  • Prices will vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Portsmouth to Southampton train tickets

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Portsmouth - Southampton prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Portsmouth to Southampton by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Portsmouth - Southampton: the best time to book cheap trains

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Getting your train beforehand is almost always cheaper than leaving it to the last minute. However, as you may see in the table above, the price of train tickets Portsmouth to Southampton tend to be stable and cost £11.

Best prices for Portsmouth to Southampton trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Portsmouth and Southampton by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Southampton to Portsmouth and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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Discount Portsmouth - Southampton train tickets

The easiest way to pay less on your Portsmouth Southampton train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

  • When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several journeys. But is it really relevant when travelling from Portsmouth to Southampton? Grab your calculator, considering:

    A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

    B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

    C = average fare for a Portsmouth Southampton ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)

    Start by dividing A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of journeys needed per year to be profitable.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 2 trips from Portsmouth to Southampton (one way trip).

  • The price to get a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most rail fares for an entire year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Portsmouth to Southampton train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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