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To get the train to Osborne House, you'll need to travel to Southampton Central station and proceed by ferry to the Isle of Wight. Southampton Central station is well connected, with services arriving from London Waterloo, Manchester Piccadilly, Nottingham, Cardiff Central, Poole, Weymouth, Salisbury and Basingstoke. From the station there are regular buses to the ferry port. Cross to East Cowes Ferry Terminal, then take a cab or walk (27 minutes) to Osborne House.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:40 - 20:45
Saturday 06:00 - 20:45
Sunday 06:30 - 20:45
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park - upside Premium-downside
Car parking spaces201
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£315.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces250
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Platform 1, platform 4 and car park

Cycle storage notes<p>There is partial CCTV coverage of the Cycle Storage Area.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Southampton Central is fully accessible to Wheelchair users 24 hours a day.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

Osborne House was built between 1845 and 1851 as a residence for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Prince Albert designed it himself in the style of an Italianate palazzo, and the result is a grandly impressive affair, crowned with two belvedere towers and surrounded today by a 354-acre estate. The parterres on the terrace have been restored to their original condition, with elegant formal pathways interspersed with statues. The royal children were kept amused by a Swiss Cottage and a miniature fort complete with redoubts.

The house is divided into four sections: the Pavilion, in which the royals resided; the main wing, containing guest rooms; the household wing, where servants lived and worked; and the Durbar Wing, added to mark Victoria's status as Empress of India. The Durbar Room is lavishly decorated in northern Indian style, complete with a grand peacock overmantel. Queen Victoria died at Osborne House in 1901, and the building was later used as a Naval training college before being fully opened to the public.

Today, visitors can tour the sumptuous staterooms and family rooms, and explore the fascinating gardens and grounds all the way down to Queen Victoria's private beach. Youngsters will be entertained by the 'Childhood at Osborne' exhibition and kept busy by playgrounds and adventure trails.

Departures and arrivals from Southampton Central

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Southampton Central station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Manchester PiccadillyCrossCountry12:202On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway12:251On time
to BrightonSouthern12:303AOn time
to Soton Town QuayRed Funnel12:34Scheduled
to Portsmouth & SouthseaSouth Western Railway12:353BOn time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Soton Town QuayRed Funnel12:20Scheduled
from WeymouthSouth Western Railway12:231On time
from BasingstokeSouth Western Railway12:344On time
from Portsmouth & SouthseaSouth Western Railway12:403BOn time
from Manchester PiccadillyCrossCountry12:424On time
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