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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 19:00
Saturday 07:30 - 17:30
Sunday 08:30 - 16:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes

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Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0345 6000 650

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces185
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£315.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces50
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes

Platform 1

Cycle storage notes<p><span style="font-family: ;" data-sheets-rawvalue="6 cycle lockers amd 36 cycle stand parking spaces">6 cycle lockers amd 36 cycle stand parking spaces</span></p>
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Alton is now fully accessible with lift access to all platforms

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
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.

Departures and arrivals from Alton

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Alton station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway07:142On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway07:441On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway08:142On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway08:441On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway09:142On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from WokingSouth Western Railway07:101On time
from WokingSouth Western Railway07:422On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway08:101On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway08:402On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway09:101On time
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