Basingstoke station, with its clock towers and red brick, has a reassuringly traditional look in an area of town that has seen major changes in the past fifteen years.
Developed in the 1970s, The Malls, a shopping precinct south of the station, now looks much more the 21st century, and the 2002's Festival Place, next to the station, is home to over 200 shops to wander around, as well as a number of bars and restaurants on Festival Square.
From the railway station, the historic heart of Basingstoke, between the Haymarket and the Willis Museum on Market Place, is on the other side of the shopping centres. A few minutes' walk from both the station and the town centre lies Eastrop Park, with its green spaces, boating lake and jogging trails. The park hosts a wide range of events and concerts during the warmer months.
Basingstoke train station is mainly served by GWR and South Western Railway trains. Thanks to frequent South Western Railway services, you can get from Weymouth to Basingstoke in 2h 21m, from London to Basingstoke in 1h 7m and from Exeter to Basingstoke in 2h 47m. Finally, GWR trains connect Reading to Basingstoke in 24m.
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The entrance from the town-centre side and The Malls leads into a booking hall with shops, toilets and a ticket office. Access to all five platforms is by a subway - with lifts for step-free access - which connects to the north entrance of the station. There are additional cafes, waiting rooms and toilet facilities both on platform 4 and between platforms 2 and 3. Easy to get to, the bus stop and taxi rank are outside the main booking hall.
Basingstoke train station has a car park opposite the main entrance. From the car park, wheelchair users can easily access the station via a lift.
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Basingstoke station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Basingstoke station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Basingstoke.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Basingstoke station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Basingstoke station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.