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Portsmouth to Watford by train

  • First train
    04:25
  • Last train
    23:19
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 12m
  • Distance
    107 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    31
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 55m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Portsmouth to Watford by train

Fast trains from Portsmouth to Watford take around 2 hours and 12 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 107 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Portsmouth and Watford.

1. Are there direct trains from Portsmouth to Watford?

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

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Portsmouth to Watford 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 42 departures.

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

The Portsmouth to Watford train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 12 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Watford is usually scheduled to depart Portsmouth around 04:25 and the last train is around 23:19. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Portsmouth around 04:56, and the last at 23:19.

When to book Portsmouth to Watford 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 Watford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Portsmouth and Watford?

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

  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • UK Rail Connections
  • West Midlands Trains

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

Watford to Portsmouth by train

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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.