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Travel Information from London to Alton, Hampshire

distanceDistance44 miles (71 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $32
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€7) • 1 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $32 (€27) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or South Western Railway

Travel 44 miles (71 km) by bus or train to Alton, Hampshire from London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $8 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or South Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from London to Alton, Hampshire.

How to travel from London to Alton, Hampshire?

The journey from London to the Hampshire town of Alton can be made by train or bus. Both offer a regular and cost-effective method of traveling without the need to navigate unfamiliar roads or search for parking on arrival. The fastest way of traveling is by train, with journey times from just over one hour to one hour 45 minutes. Traveling by bus is slightly cheaper. Trains from London to Alton are operated by South Western Railway, with up to four departures an hour on weekdays and Saturdays. Services start in the early morning and continue until late at night. There is an hourly service on Sundays. The journey by bus has to be made in two parts. National Express Buses run from London to Winchester, with a journey time of just under two hours. From Winchester, there is an hourly Stagecoach bus to Alton High Street, which takes approximately 40 minutes.

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Alton, Hampshire?

The cheapest way to travel from London to Alton, Hampshire is by bus. The route involves a change at Winchester. National Express Coach Services have three daily departures from London Victoria Coach Station to Winchester Bus Station on the Broadway. These are direct and take one hour 50 minutes. From Winchester Bus Station, Stagecoach operates an hourly service to Alton. This is direct and takes just 40 minutes. Buses terminate on Alton High Street.

What is the fastest way to travel from London to Alton, Hampshire?

The fastest way to travel from London to Alton, Hampshire is by train from London Waterloo. On weekdays and Saturdays, the service starts in the early morning and continues until late at night. There are up to 17 departures a day. For most of the day, there are two connecting services and two direct services every hour. Connections are made at Woking. Journey times are from around one hour to just over one and a half hours. On Sundays, a reduced timetable operates with just one departure every hour. Alton Station is centrally located in the town and linked to local Hampshire bus routes.

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Travel from London to Alton, Hampshire by train

From Monday to Saturday, there are up to 17 departures from London to Alton in Hampshire. Trains start running in the early morning and continue until late at night, with up to four departures an hour. On Sundays, this service is reduced to one every hour. On weekdays and Saturdays, two departures an hour are direct and two departures require a connection at Woking. The service is operated by Great Western Railway. Trains depart from London Waterloo, a large and busy station with good transport links across the city. The route terminates at Alton Station, which is centrally located in the town. There is a taxi bay and stops for local buses outside the station. There is step-free access via elevators to all areas of Alton Station, an induction hearing loop in the ticket office, and an accessible toilet.

Travel from London to Alton, Hampshire by bus

The journey by bus from London to Alton in Hampshire has to be made in two stages. Bus services from London to The Broadway Bus Station in the Hampshire town of Winchester are operated by National Express Coach Services. This is the biggest provider of bus transport in the United Kingdom. There are three departures every day of the week, all of which are direct. These are early morning, lunchtime and late afternoon. Journey times range from just over one hour to approximately one and a half hours. From Winchester Bus Station, Stagecoach operates an hourly service to Alton. This is a direct route which takes around 40 minutes and runs from early morning until mid-evening. The bus service from Winchester to Alton terminates on Alton High Street, giving easy access to the town's shops, services, and attractions. Local buses also run from here to Chawton, once the home of Jane Austen.

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FAQs
How do I go from London to Alton, Hampshire?

There are 2 ways to travel to Alton, Hampshire from London including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between London and Alton, Hampshire?

The cheapest way to go to Alton, Hampshire from London is by taking a bus, which costs on average $8 (€7).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Alton, Hampshire:

Taking a bus is usually $24 (€20) less than taking a train to Alton, Hampshire, which costs on average $32 (€27) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel from London to Alton, Hampshire?

The fastest way from London to Alton, Hampshire is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Alton, Hampshire that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 1 h 30 min   of travel time.

How many miles from London to Alton, Hampshire would I travel?

The distance is approximately 44 miles (71 km) from London to Alton, Hampshire.

How many services a day are there from London to Alton, Hampshire?

The average frequency per day from London to Alton, Hampshire is:

  • Around 50 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Alton, Hampshire from London as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in London and in Alton, Hampshire?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from London to Alton, Hampshire:

    Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from London to Alton, Hampshire?

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Alton, Hampshire:

    • You can take a bus from London to Alton, Hampshire with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $8 (€7) with National Express from London to Alton, Hampshire.
    • You can go to Alton, Hampshire from London by train with South Western Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for $32 (€27) with South Western Railway from London to Alton, Hampshire on Omio.
    Can I travel directly between London and Alton, Hampshire?

    Yes, there are direct services available from London to Alton, Hampshire with the following travel companies:

    • You'll find 50 direct trains per day with South Western Railway.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Alton, Hampshire as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Alton, Hampshire from London.

    Where else should I travel to after my journey to Alton, Hampshire from London ends?
    Many of our customers who book a trip from London to Alton, Hampshire often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Southampton, Manchester or Birmingham. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your London and Alton, Hampshire itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Alton, Hampshire and any of these top destinations today!
    How early should I purchase London to Alton, Hampshire tickets online to score the best deals?

    Before traveling from London to Alton, Hampshire, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $8 (€7) one way.
    • A train ticket for this trip is costing $32 (€27) one way on average.

    But we recommend booking London to Alton, Hampshire tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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