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Duration 3h 10m
Distance 86.1 miles
Average price £55
Frequency 17/day

Trip overview

The average train between Portsmouth and Watford takes 3h 10m 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.

Train

  1. Portsmouth & Southsea
  2. Clapham Junction
  3. Watford
2h 56m
£27 - £76

Portsmouth to Watford train times

Trains run hourly between Portsmouth and Watford. The earliest departure is at 07:24 in the morning, and the last departure from Portsmouth is at 22:24 which arrives into Watford at 08:56. All services require a transfer at Clapham Junction and take an average of 3h 10m. 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 56m.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Watford is 67 miles. The road distance is 86.1 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 Service, arrive at Watford Junction station.

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There are 2679+ hotels available in Watford. Prices start at £75 per night.

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You can take a train from Portsmouth to Watford via Clapham Junction in around 2h 56m.
Train operators
Southern Service
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£19 - £60
Phone
+44 3451 27 29 20
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£19 - £60
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£19 - £28
Anytime 1st Class
£40 - £60
Train from Clapham Junction to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £16
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£7 - £10
Anytime 1st Class
£12 - £16

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