Opened January 1st 1859. The station has two platforms, although in the past had two more. One branching into a coal yard and a fourth platform serving the branch to Midhurst closed in 1955. The main buildings date back to the opening of the line in 1859 and are identical to Godalming station.

There used to be a halt between Petersfield and Rowlands Castle, to the south of Buriton Tunnel, called Woodcroft. It was built to serve the local naval establishment. Because of its naval nature it wasn’t featured on many maps.

One of Petersfield more famous residents use to be actor Sir Alec Guinness (The Ladykillers, Bridge on the River Kwai, Star Wars: A New Hope) who is interred in the local cemetery. Author H.G Wells (War of the Worlds, The Time Machine) use to regularly write and dine at The Old Drum, in Chapel Street.

The Hub Travel and Tourism Information Centre is located next to the ticket office in Petersfield for local information and help.

Journey Planner

Planning your train journey to anywhere in the UK


Local train timetable for East Hampshire Rail Route.

Trains leaving Petersfield

Departing in the next 2 hours.

Onward Travel

Buses, taxis and local map

Stagecoach Buses

Regular buses going to and from the train station.

Visitor Information

Petersfield Town Council website with useful information on the town

Visitor Information

Visit Petersfield Tourist Information for Petersfield

Ashford Hangers

"Little Switzerland" 323 acres of woodland & beech hangers.

Butser Ancient Farm

Bringing history to life.

Petersfield Heath

69 acres, 22 acres of water, boats for hire, children's play area and cafe.

Queen Elizabeth
Country Park

Voted one of the nation's favourite parks

Uppark House
& Garden

Tranquil 18th century house

Petersfield Open
Air Pool

The only heated outdoor pool in Hamshire

Petersfield Museum

and The Flora Twort Gallery Holding exhibitions on local history and artists

The Old Drum

Pub, restaurant & accommodation, 2 minute from Petersfield train station

South Downs Map

Public transport map of national park.

Station Ticket Office Hours

Monday to Friday 06:00 – 21:00
Saturday 06:10 – 20:00
Sunday 08:00 – 18:00

Train Station Information

Car Parking 154 spaces
Cycle Parking 172 spaces
Buffets Yes
Toilets Yes
Taxis Yes taxi rank on forecourt

Useful Numbers

Train Information 0845 7484 950
Travel Assistance 0845 6000 650
For train times text Petersfield to 84950