Trains from Preston to Portsmouth

Preston to Portsmouth train information

Preston Portsmouth train map

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Arrival Portsmouth, England
Departure Preston, England
Distance 216 Miles
  • Search for your ticket on gopili to see the different companies for your train connecting Preston (North West England) to Portsmouth (South East England). The services on board may change depending on the train operator.
  • There are 216 miles between Preston to Portsmouth. Travelling by train is normally the fastest solution to go to Portsmouth from Preston, and it’s also a greener option than taking your car or using the plane.
  • Depending how much time in advance you book your ticket as well as when you travel, the price of the ticket will vary.

Best prices for Preston to Portsmouth train tickets

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Preston - Portsmouth prices calendar

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

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Preston - Portsmouth: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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Overall, the earlier you purchase your ticket, the cheaper it gets but there can be some exceptions. We gathered the offers from the last six months in order to understand the best time to purchase your train tickets Preston to Portsmouth. The figures show that booking your train from Preston to Portsmouth in advance is not always the best option.

We found trains at £58 when booking 1 day in advance while you will have to pay a minimum of £82 if you get your ticket 3 days in advance. Thus, based on our data, the best time to purchase your seat is 1 day in advance as it is 30% cheaper than 3 days in advance.

Best prices for Preston to Portsmouth trains

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

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Discount Preston - Portsmouth train tickets

National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age and your situation, you can get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you save money for your Preston Portsmouth train ticket.

In order to understand the benefits of a railcard, you can estimate the number of journeys you need to break even. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.

For your assessment, you have to include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, your savings on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average price of a Preston Portsmouth ticket is £50.00 (1).

Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. You will need to make about 2 trips from Portsmouth to Preston (one way trip) with your railcard to break even.

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most rail fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(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
Preston to Portsmouth 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