Opened on the 1st January 1859 the station has an hourly service to both Portsmouth and London Waterloo.

The station was once one of three between Petersfield and Havant, but is the only one to have enjoyed a regular service.

There use to be goods and coal sidings trailing at the Petersfield end of the station. There was also a siding at the Havant side of the station, serving a brickworks adjacent to the remains of the Castle.

The village is crossed by three long-distance footpaths, the Monarch’s Way, Sussex Border Path and Staunton Way.

St. Huberts chapel is located on the outskirts of Rowlands Castle at Idsworth. Built in 1053 it was originally dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Grade I listed, the chapel contains examples of mediaeval paintings from around 1300.

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Local train timetable for East Hampshire Rail Route.

Trains leaving
Rowlands Castle

Departing in the next 2 hours.

First Group

Regular buses going to and from the train station.

Onward Travel

Buses, taxis and local map

St. Huberts Chapel

The little church in a field

Stansted House

One of the South Coast's start historic properties

The Bumblebee Cafe

Homemade cakes and fresh food everyday.

The Castle Inn

Local pub 3 minute walk from the train station

South Downs Map

Public transport map of national park.

Station Ticket Office Hours

Monday to Friday 06:35 – 09:15
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Train Station Information

Car Parking 26 spaces
Cycle Parking 4 spaces
Buffets No
Toilets No
Taxis See Onward Travel for local information

Useful Numbers

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