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Portsmouth to Lincoln by train

  • First train
    04:25
  • Last train
    22:37
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 32m
  • Distance
    273 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    27
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 54m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Portsmouth to Lincoln by train

Fast trains from Portsmouth to Lincoln take around 4 hours and 32 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 273 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Portsmouth and Lincoln.

1. Are there direct trains from Portsmouth to Lincoln?

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

We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Portsmouth to Lincoln 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 34 departures.

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

The Portsmouth to Lincoln train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 32 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Lincoln is usually scheduled to depart Portsmouth around 04:25 and the last train is around 22:19. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Portsmouth around 04:56, and the last at 22:37.

When to book Portsmouth to Lincoln 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 Lincoln by train.

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Which train companies operate between Portsmouth and Lincoln?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First Hull Trains
  • Great Northern
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

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.