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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:50 - 19:00
Saturday 06:30 - 19:00
Sunday 08:00 - 19:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number020 7401 7861
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
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
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces94
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Platform 1 and outside booking hall

Step-free accessWhole 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 accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
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.

Departures and arrivals from Portsmouth Harbour

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Portsmouth Harbour station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to WinchesterSouth Western Railway23:584Early
to Gosport FerrySouth Western Railway23:00Scheduled
to LittlehamptonSouthern23:155On time
to GuildfordSouth Western Railway23:193On time
to HavantSouth Western Railway05:155Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from BrightonSouthern22:565On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway22:583Late
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway23:181On time
from BrightonSouthern23:225On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway23:324Late
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