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Duration 2h 49m
Distance 96.5 miles
Average price £65
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Portsmouth and Harpenden takes 2h 49m and the fastest train takes 2h 26m. There is an hourly train service from Portsmouth to Harpenden. 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. Portsmouth & Southsea
  2. Harpenden
2h 24m
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£45 - £79

Portsmouth to Harpenden train times

Trains run hourly between Portsmouth and Harpenden. The earliest departure is at 17:51 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Portsmouth is at 22:24 which arrives into Harpenden at 06:59. All services require a transfer, and take on average 2h 49m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Portsmouth to Harpenden. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth & Southsea and arriving at Harpenden via Waterloo station and West Hampstead Thameslink. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 24m.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Harpenden is 78 miles. The road distance is 96.5 miles.

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

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Portsmouth to Harpenden train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at London Waterloo station.

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There are 276+ hotels available in Harpenden. Prices start at £75 per night.

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What companies run services between Portsmouth and Harpenden?

South Western Railway operates a train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £30 - £65 and the journey takes 1h 40m.
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