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Trains to Alton

Alton station is the terminus of the Alton line, connecting to Brookwood and beyond to London Waterloo. There is usually a service to London Waterloo every half an hour (fewer trains on Sundays) and the journey takes about 1 hour 15 minutes. The town centre is under 10 minutes' walk from the station, and about 20 minutes away by bus, or 10 minutes in the car, is the Jane Austen House Museum in Chawton. Alton sits at the northern edge of the South Downs National Park, with its beautiful natural landscapes and long-distance walking routes. Trains first came to Alton in East Hampshire in 1852, with the station moving to its current location in 1865. While you're at the station, you may notice some steam coming from platform 3. That's because the heritage Watercress Line runs from here to Alresford using locomotives mainly dating from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Station details & facilities

Alton station has two platforms. Services to London Waterloo depart from both platforms as it is the terminus of the line. There is level access to the ticket office and both platforms are accessible by lift. On platform 1 there is a newsagent, male toilets and cycle storage. Female toilets and a waiting room are inside the main building. Outside is a pay-and-display car park, taxi rank, drop-off point and bus stop.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:30 - 19:00
    Saturday 07:30 - 17:30
    Sunday 08:30 - 16:00


  • Lost Property available :


  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer Service Notes :

    Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0345 6000 650

  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :



  • Toilets available :


  • Wifi notes :

    Find WiFi Hotspots around Alton station


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Car parking spaces : 185
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£315.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 50
  • Cycle storage location :

    Platform 1

  • Cycle storage notes :

    6 cycle lockers amd 36 cycle stand parking spaces


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Alton is now fully accessible with lift access to all platforms

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
Trains to Alton


Station Road, Alton, GU34 2PZ
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 19:00
Saturday 07:30 - 17:30
Sunday 08:30 - 16:00

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