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Portsmouth & Southsea train station opened originally in 1847. It is the main station for the City of Portsmouth, located close to the Commercial Road shopping district. Train services from this station are provided by South Western Railway, Southern, and Great Western Railway. The typical Monday to Saturday Off-Peak service provided by South Western Railway is eight trains per hour travelling to London Waterloo, Portsmouth Harbour, and Southampton Central. Southern provide Off-Peak services of three trains per hour to London Victoria, Littlehampton, Brighton, and Portsmouth Harbour and Great Western Railway provides two trains per hour to Cardiff Central and Brighton. The fastest journey time to London Waterloo is 1 hour and 35 minutes.

The station and its platforms are split into upper and lower levels, with stairs and a lift connecting the two. Platforms 1 and 2 on the upper level have an island layout to allow for through trains to Portsmouth Harbour. Platforms 3 and 4 are arranged in a bay configuration on the ground floor. A ticket office is located on the ground floor and ticket machines are also available for purchasing or collecting tickets. Portsmouth and Southsea train station also has toilets, shops, and refreshment kiosks.

A taxi rank can be found out the front of the station on Commercial Road. Hovertravel run a bus connection service to the Southsea Common terminal for hovercraft services to the Isle of Wight.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:40 - 20:30
Saturday 05:40 - 20:30
Sunday 06:40 - 20:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Shops noteHairdresser
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Food outlet (Seating available)
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Please contact South West Trains 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
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces26
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces76
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Concourse and car park

Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

There is level access to the low level platforms at Portsmouth and Southsea. There is lift access to the high level platforms (for services to Portsmouth and fast trains to Guildford and London Waterloo).

The lifts are available 24 hours 

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

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Departures and arrivals from Portsmouth and Southsea

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Portsmouth and Southsea station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Portsmouth HarbourSouth Western Railway00:232On time
to Portsmouth HarbourSouth Western Railway00:262On time
to Portsmouth HarbourSouth Western Railway01:182On time
to Portsmouth HarbourSouth Western Railway01:232On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway04:301Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from HavantSouth Western Railway00:232On time
from FarehamSouth Western Railway00:262On time
from Southampton CentralGreat Western Railway00:47On time
from HavantSouth Western Railway01:182On time
from HavantSouth Western Railway01:232On time
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