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Trains to Portsmouth Harbour

Built on a wooden pier, Portsmouth Harbour station opened in 1876 as the new terminus for an extension to the Portsmouth Direct Line from London’s Waterloo Station. Its location next to Her Majesty’s Naval Base meant it was heavily damaged during WW2 bombing raids and had to be extensively rebuilt. Visitors who are interested in the naval history of Portsmouth can leave the station and head directly to the Historic Dockyard area of the base, which houses an exhibition devoted to the Battle of Trafalgar, as well as the ships HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, and the Mary Rose. On the other side of the station is Gunwharf Quays, originally an ordinance yard for the naval dockyard, and now an outlet retail centre with numerous shops, restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as a cinema, art gallery and hotels. Despite the redevelopment, a number of original 18th- and 19th- century buildings remain.

Station details & facilities

Ferry links leave Portsmouth Harbour station to the Isle of Wight and to Gosport, the first accessed from the end of the platforms, the second via a walkway around the side of the station. The station building has ticket machines and counter, as well as a news kiosk and cafe, and leads to platform 1. Platforms 3, 4 and 5 are accessed at the end of each platform or over a footbridge. Platform 2 is no longer in use.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:50 - 19:00
    Saturday 06:30 - 19:00
    Sunday 08:00 - 19:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available :
  • Lost Property phone number : 020 7401 7861


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer Service Notes :

    Please contact South West Trains Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650

  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False



  • Car parking spaces : 0

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 94
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location :

    Platform 1 and outside booking hall


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Portsmouth Harbour is accessible to wheelchair users. There is level access to all platforms.

    Access to the Isle of Wight ferry is via a steep ramp.

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
Trains to Portsmouth Harbour


The Hard Interchange, Portsmouth, PO1 3EB
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:50 - 19:00
Saturday 06:30 - 19:00
Sunday 08:00 - 19:00

Portsmouth Harbour Live Departures


Southampton Central

South Western Railway

Plat. 3

On time


London Waterloo

South Western Railway

Plat. 4

On time

Useful links when visiting Portsmouth Harbour by train