There are two options for taking a train from London to Portsmouth, where transfers are available to the Isle of Wight and to cross-channel ferries.
1: South Western Railway operates the fastest route from London Waterloo station, which is served by the Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines of the London Underground.
These trains terminate at Portsmouth Harbour station, which is conveniently located to the Historic Dockyard and also offers a direct link to the ferries which head for Ryde on the Isle Of Wight.
They also call at Portsmouth & Southsea station in the city centre.
When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.
1hr 32min - 1hr 36min
2 x trains per hour
Help keep us advertising and paywall free!Donate
This second version of ShowMeTheJourney is exciting and new, so we are genuinely thrilled that you are here and reading this, but we also need your help.
We’re striving not to let anything get in the way of providing the most useful service possible, hence a facility has been set up with DonorBox which can be used to support the running costs and make improvements.
Instead of advertising or paywalls, your financial support will make a positive difference to delivering an enhanced service, as there’s a lot of ideas which we want to make happen.
So if you have found the info provided here to be useful, please consider saying thank you.
This is one of more than 100 train travel guides available on ShowMeTheJourney, which will make it easier to take the train journeys you want or need to make. As always, all images were captured on trips taken by ShowMeTheJourney.