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Portchester train station is situated on the West Coastway Line between Brighton and Southampton. The station serves the Fareham suburb of Portchester at the northern end of Portsmouth Harbour. South Western Railway provides a typical off-peak service of three trains per hour to London Waterloo and two trains per hour each to Portsmouth & Southsea and Southampton Central. Southern also run an hourly service between Southampton Central and London Victoria that stops at this station. The fastest journey time to London Waterloo is 1 hour 35 minutes.  

Portchester itself is home to a medieval castle. Built in the 11th century, it assumes a commanding position over the strategically important Portsmouth Harbour. The Earl of Cambridge was famously apprehended at the castle, when his plot to assassinate Henry V was discovered.  

Portchester train station has two platforms. Access to platform 2 is via a steep ramp and assistance may be required. There is no ramp free access to platform 1. Connection between the platforms is via a footbridge with stairs. Local bus services can be found on the nearby Station Road.  

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 10:20
Saturday 08:00 - 14:00
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities

Fareham or Cosham

Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650

Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes
The down platform towards Portsmouth is accessible via a very steep ramp. Some wheelchair users may require assistance. There is no wheelchair access to the up platform towards Southampton.
Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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Departures and arrivals from Portchester

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Portchester station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway23:581Early
to FrattonSouth Western Railway19:23On time
to Southampton CentralSouthern19:331On time
to London VictoriaSouthern19:442On time
to Southampton CentralSouth Western Railway19:56On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Portsmouth HarbourSouth Western Railway23:581Early
from Southampton CentralSouth Western Railway19:23On time
from London VictoriaSouthern19:331On time
from Southampton CentralSouthern19:442On time
from FrattonSouth Western Railway19:56On time
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