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There are 4 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth by train, car or towncar

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Train  •  1h 23m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Portsmouth & Southsea

£17 - £50

3 alternative options

Train via Woking  •  2h 27m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Guildford
  2. Take the train from Guildford to Portsmouth & Southsea

£30 - £54

Drive  •  1h 12m

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth 63.1 miles

£9 - £14

Towncar  •  1h 12m

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Portsmouth 63.1 miles

£130 - £190

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth by train

The train journey time between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Portsmouth is around 1h 26m and covers a distance of around 59 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 20m. Operated by Southern, the London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth train service departs from Gatwick Airport and arrives in Portsmouth & Southsea. Typically 95 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth train schedules

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) → Portsmouth
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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Portsmouth & Southsea. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 23m.

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It is 48 miles from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth. It is approximately 63.1 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth without a car is to train which takes 1h 23m and costs £17 - £50.

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The train from Gatwick Airport to Portsmouth & Southsea takes 1h 23m including transfers and departs hourly.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth train services, operated by Southern, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth is 63 miles. It takes approximately 1h 12m to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Portsmouth.
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  • Distance: 47.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 23m

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Portsmouth, England?

Southern operates a train from Gatwick Airport to Portsmouth & Southsea hourly. Tickets cost £17 - £50 and the journey takes 1h 23m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Guildford
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£11 - £14
Anytime Day 1st Class
£19 - £26
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Portsmouth
Estimated price
£130 - £190

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