Travelling by train to Fort Nelson is super-simple. The nearest railway station to Fort Nelson is Portchester, which is served by Southern and South Western Railway services throughout the day. It's 30 minutes to the Fort Nelson on foot. Head up Hill Road as you leave the station and continue until this becomes Skew Road and then Nelson Lane - don't worry you'll see the fort well before this so you'll know you're heading in the right direction.

Fort Nelson is full of wonders for all to enjoy. You'll find it jam-packed with a fascinating historic collection as you explore the ramparts, fortifications, secret underground tunnels, and ammunition bunkers of this fully restored Victorian fort overlooking the Solent.

Visit the Fort Nelson website for opening information.


This attraction has free entry for all.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 10:20
Saturday 08:00 - 14:00
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

Fareham or Cosham

Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650

Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes
The down platform towards Portsmouth is accessible via a very steep ramp. Some wheelchair users may require assistance. There is no wheelchair access to the up platform towards Southampton.
Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

Departures and arrivals from Portchester

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Portchester station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Portsmouth & SouthseaSouth Western Railway21:222Late
to WinchesterSouth Western Railway21:401On time
to Portsmouth HarbourSouth Western Railway21:482On time
to Southampton CentralSouth Western Railway22:001On time
to Portsmouth & SouthseaSouth Western Railway22:152On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Southampton CentralSouth Western Railway21:222Late
from Portsmouth HarbourSouth Western Railway21:401On time
from EastleighSouth Western Railway21:482On time
from Portsmouth & SouthseaSouth Western Railway22:001On time
from Southampton CentralSouth Western Railway22:152On time

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