Duration 3h 7m
Distance 86.2 miles
Average price £55
Frequency 17/day

Trip overview

The average train between Portsmouth and Watford takes 3h 7m and the fastest train takes 2h 16m. There is a train service every few hours from Portsmouth to Watford. 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. Clapham Junction
  3. Watford
2h 53m
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£27 - £76

Portsmouth to Watford train times

Trains run hourly between Portsmouth and Watford. The earliest departure is at 09:53 in the morning, and the last departure from Portsmouth is at 22:37 which arrives into Watford at 05:39. All services require a transfer at Clapham Junction and take an average of 3h 7m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Portsmouth to Watford. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth & Southsea and arriving at Watford Junction via Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 53m.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Watford is 67 miles. The road distance is 86.2 miles.

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

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Portsmouth to Watford train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Watford Junction station.

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You can take a train from Portsmouth to Watford via Clapham Junction in around 2h 53m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Twice daily
Estimated price
£19 - £60

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