East Hampshire is easily accessed by an extensive network of roads. Portsmouth is 25 miles to the South (M27 access) and London (A3M, M25 access) is 25 miles to the North. The Hindhead tunnel on the A3 between Petersfield and Guildford means that the journey time from London is even quicker.
A Line Guide produced by the East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership has details of travelling to the South Downs National Park by rail.
Frequent daily services from Portsmouth and London. Main stations at Rowlands Castle, Petersfield, Liss and Liphook. Alton is approximately 1 hour from Waterloo on a different line.
For an online timetable, visit the National Rail website.
National Express coaches operate to and from East Hampshire.
Advisable to enquire prior to journey.
The Stagecoach Bus Company website has timetables on line.
The Tourist Information Centre can help with travel information.
It is now easier than ever to visit Jane Austen’s House Museum by public transport with an easy to follow walking guide from a nearby bus stop. The number 64 Stagecoach service runs daily between Alton train station and Winchester, with a safe walking route from the Butts in Alton. The number 38 service from Petersfield to Alton offers a less frequent alternative option stopping in Chawton Village. Please always check online before travelling: stagecoachbus.com.
From Caen, St. Malo, Cherbourg, Santander and Bilbao to Portsmouth via Brittany Ferries
From Isle of Wight via Wightlink and Hovertravel.
From Southampton, Heathrow and Gatwick Airport.
Tourist Information Centre Services
East Hampshire has a Tourist Information Centre located in Petersfield. The centre offers a wide range of services and the qualified personnel have excellent knowledge of the area.
The Library, The Square, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3HH.
Tel +44 (0) 1730 268829
Discover another way to visit the South Downs
Travelling by bus and train is simple and many key walking and cycling routes are accessible via high quality, frequent services.
Information about the South Downs Discovery ticket, together with interactive maps of the area, is available on the South Downs website.