Southern’s direct trains from London Victoria will get you to Portsmouth in about 2 hours. Or if you’re coming from Brighton, you can enjoy direct service on the Coastway West line in an hour and 20 minutes.
We serve both Portsmouth Harbour and Portsmouth & Southsea stations. Headed to the Historic Dockyard, Gunwharf Quays shopping or the Spinnaker Tower? You’ll want Portsmouth Harbour Station.
For St. John’s Cathedral, the Guildhall and the City Centre, the best stop is Portsmouth & Southsea.
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Things to do in Portsmouth
The best of our naval history
Portsmouth’s most famous calling card is its naval heritage. From Portsmouth Harbour station, look across the water to see The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
The site is home to many icons from history – the Mary Rose, HMS Victory and the HMS Warrior 1860 – and the entrance is 6 minutes on foot from the station.
And if you’re still craving more military history, the Royal Marines Museum is just across the road from the dockyards.
Enjoy designer outlet shopping
Portsmouth’s Gunwharf Quays is the South Coast’s most talked about shopping centre. And it’s directly across the street from the Portsmouth Harbour Station.
Though set in the historic dockyards, Gunwharf Quays is home to over 90 designer outlets, 30 bars and restaurants, a cinema and more.
You won’t be able to miss the Spinnaker Tower towering over the shopping centre. Head up 170-metres for views of the South Coast. And if your nerves are up to the challenge, you can also tiptoe across the glass-bottomed Sky Walk.
Getting to Portsmouth
We run direct trains from London Victoria to Portsmouth Harbour and Portsmouth and Southsea stations. Or if you are coming from Brighton, you can enjoy our direct service on the Coastway West line.
Get some inspiration for your trip – check out Visit Portsmouth