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.

Highlights of your visit include

Visit the Hub at Petersfield Railway station on the forecourt next to the bus stops. Local volunteers will share their knowledge of the best places to visit and if you arrive when the Free Shop is open help yourself to the surplus fruit and veg on offer.

  • Fun for all the family The Heath is a 15-minute walk through the centre of Petersfield suitable for all, boats are available during the summer months, feast on the snacks and ice creams available at the Plump Duck and let your little ones burn off some energy at the safe playground
  • Soak up some culture – Petersfield Museum takes you on a journey through the history of Petersfield. There is something for all ages and also hosts regular events.
  • Soak up some sun – Petersfield Open Air pool has been open since 1962 and was renovated in 2020 to include underwater lights, great for evening atmosphere. You won’t freeze as the pool is heated during the season. For those brave enough the pool also offers cold swimming during the quieter months. Petersfield Open Air Pool
  • Spoilt for choice with places to shop, eat and explore –Plan your visit using Visit Petersfield a website created by local people to share their knowledge of the area.

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Buses, taxis and local map

Regular buses going to and from the train station.

Station Ticket Office Hours

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

Train Station Information

Car Parking: 154 spaces
Cycle Parking: 172 spaces
Toilets: Yes
Refreshments: Yes
Taxis Rank: Yes

Useful Numbers

Customer Services: 0345 6000 650

Travel Assistance: 0800 52 82 100

For train times text PETERSFIELD to 84950