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Southbourne railway station is used by the small community of Southbourne and the surrounding West Sussex villages. It was opened at the turn of the 20th century and was originally called Southbourne Halt, though it ‘halt’ was later dropped in the late ‘60s. Over the years, passenger numbers have been steadily declining, but it still serves more than 100,000 passengers a year. The station and the trains that pass through on the West Coastway Line are managed by Southern. There is a ticket office open between Mondays and Saturdays, though there are self-service machines to use when its closed. Other facilities at the two-platform station includes waiting shelters and timetable posters. There’s an hourly direct train to Brighton in 59 minutes and four trains an hour to Portsmouth in 8 minutes.

Southbourne railway station lies on the edge of the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty along the Solent. Here, you can go hiking along the coastline and spot coastal birdlife.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:35 - 13:10
Saturday 06:35 - 13:10
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Nearest station with more facilities

The nearest station(s) with more facilities than Southbourne are:

  • Emsworth
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Cycle restrictions on Southern trains from this station

0614 to Victoria - cycles cannot be carried beyond Horsham

0645 to London Bridge - cycles cannot be carried beyond Horsham
0700 to Brighton - cycles cannot be carried beyond Worthing
0714 to Victoria - cycles cannot be carried beyond Horsham
0755 to Victoria - cycles cannot be carried beyond Horsham

Please visit www.southernrailway.com/cyclepolicy for more information

Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Step-free access via short steep ramps to both platforms. Access between platforms via level crossing.

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

Please contact local taxi companies, details of which can be found at www.traintaxi.co.uk.

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Departures and arrivals from Southbourne

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Southbourne station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to LittlehamptonSouthern21:221On time
to Southampton CentralSouthern21:232On time
to BrightonSouthern21:531On time
to Portsmouth HarbourSouthern22:042On time
to Southampton CentralSouthern22:192On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Portsmouth & SouthseaSouthern21:221On time
from London VictoriaSouthern21:232On time
from Portsmouth & SouthseaSouthern21:531On time
from BrightonSouthern22:042On time
from London VictoriaSouthern22:192On time
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