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Duration 4h 29m
Distance 233.1 miles
Average price £220
Frequency 2/day

Trip overview

The average train between Portsmouth and Chester takes 4h 29m and the fastest train takes 3h 47m. The train service runs several times per day from Portsmouth to Chester. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train via London

  1. Portsmouth & Southsea
  2. London Euston
  3. Chester
4h 32m
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£100 - £296

Portsmouth to Chester train times

Trains run twice daily between Portsmouth and Chester. The earliest departure is at 05:19 in the morning, and the last departure from Portsmouth is at 16:20 which arrives into Chester at 20:08. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 29m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Departing Saturday, October 31, 2020

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No, there is no direct train from Portsmouth to Chester. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth & Southsea and arriving at Chester via Waterloo station and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 32m.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Chester is 183 miles. The road distance is 233.1 miles.

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Portsmouth to Chester train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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Portsmouth to Chester train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Chester station.

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