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Duration 3h 36m
Distance 128.5 miles
Average price £86
Frequency 15/day

Trip overview

The average train between Exeter and Portsmouth takes 3h 36m and the fastest train takes 3h 6m. There is a train service every few hours from Exeter to Portsmouth. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Exeter Central
  2. Salisbury
  3. Portsmouth
3h 45m
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£58 - £99

Exeter to Portsmouth train times

Trains run hourly between Exeter and Portsmouth. The earliest departure is at 11:30 in the morning, and the last departure from Exeter is at 22:30 which arrives into Portsmouth at 07:30. All services require a transfer at Salisbury and take an average of 3h 36m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Exeter Central and arriving at Portsmouth & Southsea via Salisbury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 45m.

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It is 107 miles from Exeter to Portsmouth. It is approximately 128.5 miles to drive.

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Exeter to Portsmouth train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Exeter Central station.

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Exeter to Portsmouth train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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