There are 2 ways to get from Portsmouth to Reading by train or car

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Train  •  1h 37m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Basingstoke

£27 - £76

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Drive  •  1h 11m

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Reading 57.6 miles

£9 - £14

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The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Reading is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Reading is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Portsmouth to Reading. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth & Southsea and arriving at Reading via Basingstoke. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 37m.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Reading is 46 miles. The road distance is 57.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Reading without a car is to train which takes 1h 37m and costs £27 - £80.

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It takes approximately 1h 37m to get from Portsmouth to Reading, including transfers.

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

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Portsmouth to Reading train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Basingstoke station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portsmouth to Reading is 58 miles. It takes approximately 1h 11m to drive from Portsmouth to Reading.

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  • Distance: 46 miles
  • Duration: 1h 37m

What companies run services between Portsmouth, England and Reading, England?

South Western Railway operates a train from Portsmouth to Reading hourly. Tickets cost £21 - £45 and the journey takes 1h 10m.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Basingstoke
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£21 - £27
Anytime Day 1st Class
£35 - £45

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