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Rowlands Castle railway station is a small station serving the village of the same name in Hampshire. It was opened in the mid-19th century as a stop along the line between Petersfield and Havant and originally had a coal sidling to accommodation freighter services. Unlike many British stations, the original brick station buildings still exist with a ticket office that opens only in the early morning between 6.30 and 9.30am. The rest of the time, passengers are required to buy their tickets online in advance or on board the train with the guard. There are two platforms linked by a footbridge and facilities including a waiting shelter, digital displays and bench seating. The station and the trains that pass through are managed by South Western Railway. There are two trains an hourly direct to Portsmouth Harbour in 28 minutes and one an hour direct to London Waterloo in 1 hour 28 minutes.

Remember to bring your walking boots to Rowlands Castle because you’re not going to want to miss a hike through the chalk hills and woodlands of the South Downs National Park. While you’re there, take some time to swing by the stately Edwardian Stansted Park which opens its doors to the public during the summer months.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:35 - 09:15
Saturday Closed
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


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
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces4
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Rowlands Castle is an inaccessable station for trains towards Portsmouth. Wheelchair users are advised to use Havant.

Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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Departures and arrivals from Rowlands Castle

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Rowlands Castle station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway15:451On time
to Portsmouth HarbourSouth Western Railway16:212On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway16:461On time
to Portsmouth HarbourSouth Western Railway17:212On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway17:421On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Portsmouth HarbourSouth Western Railway15:451On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway16:212On time
from Portsmouth HarbourSouth Western Railway16:451On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway17:212On time
from Portsmouth HarbourSouth Western Railway17:421On time
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