Trains to Portsmouth

Cheap Trains to Portsmouth

"Portsmouth is one of the world’s most astonishing natural harbours, rivalling even Valletta in the way that it commands the Channel approaches to the Atlantic and the North Sea, and it looms over the French coast while sheltering in the lee of the Isle of Wight, which the conquering Romans once named Vectis.” Christopher Hitchens

With its proud naval and maritime history on England's south coast, world-class tourist attractions, galleries and museums, an array of shopping destinations and a beautiful waterfront stretching for miles, Portsmouth has a lot to offer for both foreign and local tourists. Mostly spread across Portsea Island, Portsmouth would especially appeal to those who fancy a short break by the sea, and since there are so many things to do and places to visit, you'll want to make the most of your stay.

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Visiting Portsmouth by Train

From its state-of-the-art galleries and museums, two cathedrals, a lively music scene and a diverse literary heritage, you have a lot to choose from. Portsmouth takes pride in being the birthplace of one of literature's most beloved figures, Charles Dickens, author of A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist and several other classical works embedded in England literature. This city has also been home to two other literary greats, Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes) and Rudyard Kipling (The Jungle Book). A celebration of their works can be found in the museums.

If you want to witness big events in the city, there's no better place than the Southsea Common, a ten-acre open space that is also where you'll find the Southsea Castle, one of King Henry VII's most famous hideaways. According to history, it is from this castle where the King watched his vessel, the Mary Rose, sink into the ocean.

To catch the train, you'll have to go to the Portsmouth Harbour railway station, which is located beside Gunwharf Quays inside the city's harbour. Currently, the station has four platforms with platform 2 no longer in use. You can also use the Portsmouth & Southsea train station, which is the main station in Portsmouth and is near the Commercial Road shopping centre.

Main stations in Portsmouth

  • Portsmouth & Southsea
  • Portsmouth Arms
  • Portsmouth Harbour