The Journey to Hogwarts is the second moment of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 6, The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters.


Harry felt a great leap of excitement. He didn’t know what he was going to – but it had to be better than what he was leaving behind…


Chocolate Frog Cards
Potion Ingredients

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This moment has 3 zoom levels.

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  • Hover over the trunk to make it open, to reveal the card.

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  • When you pass the mouse over the right curtain, you can see Scabbers, Ron Weasley's pet.


Just the sound of the train moving over the tracks.



The moment as recreated on Playstation Home

On Pottermore at Playstation Home, the Hogwarts Express area has a compartment which looks exactly like the compartment from this moment. Players can sit down in it and read a bit about the Hogwarts Express.

See also

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The Keeper of the Keys
Hagrid Arrives
Harry Receives His Letter at Last
Diagon Alley
Arriving at Diagon Alley
Harry and Hagrid Visit Gringotts
The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters
The Hogwarts Express
The Journey to Hogwarts
The Sorting Hat
The Entrance Hall
The Sorting Ceremony
The Sorting Hat
The Potions Master
Harry's Early Days at Hogwarts
Harry's First Potions Lesson
Hagrid's Wooden House

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