Portsmouth Harbour

Trains to Portsmouth

Portsmouth is proud of their maritime and naval heritage. Rebuilt due to extensive damage suffered during the WWII bombing raids, you aren’t far from exploring the harbour’s past in the historic dockyard and Gunwharf Quays, which is now a retail centre with modern amenities

Popular Routes to Portsmouth

The station gives you a beautiful view of the harbour as you pull in and has direct Ferry links to Isle of Wight and Gosport. There is step-free access throughout, toilets with a nearby cafe.

The most popular routes to and from Portsmouth operate from the following stations:  



Average Travel Time*



2 h 4 min



5 h 23 min



7 h 15 min



5 h 21 min



6 h 20 min

* Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel.

Cheap Tickets to Portsmouth

Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!

The Railcards available include:


  • 16-25 Railcard
  • Two Together Railcard
  • Family & Friends Railcard
  • Senior Railcard
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • Network Railcard
  • 26-30 Railcard

Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!

You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are. 



  • Under 5 - Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.
  • 5-15 - Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.
  • 16-17 Saver - Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17. 

When in Portsmouth

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard takes you through the Royal Navy’s history and allows you onboard some of the world's famous ships and submarines. Kids can also enjoy the pirate life, making their own flags and trying out different weapons.

For a bit of retail therapy, Gunwharf Quays has a wide selection of shops from bargains to leading brands and a number of pubs, bars and restaurants to grab a bite to eat or relax in. There is also a gallery, cinema and a casino if you want to wander around and take in a bit more of the sites.

Old Portsmouth has plenty of historic sites with views of the sea as you walk through. Look out for the plaques as they guide you along the way and tell of the town’s past.

Explore and save

Interested in exploring more of what Portsmouth and Hampshire have to offer? Check out our Days Out Guide for great deals on attractions and activities.

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Last updated:   11 October 2021