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Trains to Basingstoke

Once an old market town, Basingstoke has become known for its roundabouts. This road system can make it challenging to negotiate the town by car. However, the town has excellent rail links, and shuttle bus services ensure that commuters can reach local business parks quickly and easily. There is also a large shopping and leisure complex within 5 minutes walk of the station.

Which is the main train station in Basingstoke?

Basingstoke railway station serves the Hampshire town of Basingstoke and many of its surrounding villages. The station's facilities include customer toilets, a cafe and lost property.

Which train companies offer trains to Basingstoke?

South Western Trains operates regular fast and stopping services from London Waterloo to Basingstoke, and from other destinations further south, such as Southampton and Winchester. Great Western Railway provides services from Reading through to Basingstoke. CrossCountry offers direct trains to Basingstoke from Birmingham and Manchester, while trains from destinations further north also link up with CrossCountry services in these two cities.

Why travel by train to Basingstoke?

Basingstoke's railway station is situated in the very centre of town, making travel by train an ideal option for anyone planning to visit attractions such as Festival Place, with its shopping centre, cinema and sports complex. The fast rail links from London to Basingstoke mean that train travel is almost invariably faster than coming from the capital by road. Hampshire's frequently congested motorways make rail also a good option for anyone travelling to Basingstoke from many more local destinations. Taxis and local bus services make onward travel from Basingstoke railway station trouble-free.

Before you travel to Basingstoke by train - good to know!

Many of its visitors find it convenient to travel by train to Basingstoke for work, shopping or the cinema. However, the railway station also has excellent bus links with the Leisure Park, on the periphery of town. The Leisure Park is home to Hampshire Cultural Trust's Milestones Museum, which is an indoor museum of living history. Taking visitors back into Hampshire's past, the museum even includes a recreated railway station (the now obsolete Chesil station in Winchester). As well as standing in the old-fashioned ticket hall and admiring a horse-drawn hackney cab that might once have provided onward travel from a Hampshire railway station, visitors can watch model steam trains puff along their track.


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