Travelling around The New Forest


Public Transport 

Step outside the car and you'll smell and feel the beauty of The New Forest. You can arrive by train or coach. Once here there are plenty of opportunities to cycle walk and ride, making it easier for you to give your car a holiday too!



The train stations within the National Park are Ashurst, Beaulieu Road, Brockenhurst and Sway. The other train stations in the New Forest are Hinton Admiral, Lymington, New Milton and Totton.
National rail enquiries
Tel: 08457 484950



The New Forest is served by a public bus network, which provides the opportunity to travel around the area by bus.

Bluestar - Southampton 023 8061 8233
Wilts & Dorset - Salisbury 01722 336855


The New Forest Tour

The New Forest Tour open top bus is the best way to See More, Explore More and Enjoy More of The New Forest. Sit back relax and experience rich open countryside, beautiful coastline, historic villages and all that Britain's newest National Park has to offer. You can hop on and off the tour bus as many times as you want during the day allowing for local journeys, for example between villages and visitor attractions.


The Beach Bus

Ride the Beach Bus to discover the hidden gems of the coast and countryside this summer. The Beach Bus runs from Hythe Ferry to the Georgian market town of Lymington, stopping at popular attractions such as Lepe Country Park, Exbury Gardens, the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu and Buckler’s Hard. You can also enjoy great discounts with your ticket, including a free ice cream at Lepe.



The New Forest offers over 200km waymarked cycle routes, much of it off road and traffic free. The station at Brockenhurst allows you to bring your bikes and get straight out into the forest or if you don't have bikes with you pop in to one of the many cycle hire centres.


Taxi Hire

Allport Taxis, Lymington - 01590 679792
Ashurst & Lyndhurst Cars - 0800 970 1517
Ashley Cars, New Milton - 01425 614242
Andy's Private Hire, Hythe - 023 8084 4682 or 07949 588538
Brothers Travel, Ringwood - 01425 470516
Castle Cars, Ringwood - 01425 480360
Clarks Cars, New Milton - 01425 617163
Cosmopolitan Private Hire, Brockenhurst - 07811 284143
DJ Minibuses, Milford on Sea - 01590 643228
Dutchy Taxis, Ringwood - 01425 461677
Fordingbridge Cars, Fordingbridge - 01425 652676
Galleon Taxis, New Milton - 01425 622222/618181
Hayter Taxis, Brockenhurst - 0808 200 1000
Kensington Cars, New Milton - 01425 610126
Lymington Taxis, Lymington - 01590 670670
Lyndhurst Private Hire (E.T.'s) - 07711 795711
Marchwood Taxis, Totton - 023 8086 4210
Margrave Private Hire, Lymington - 01590 675840
New Forest Car Hire, Ringwood - 01425 480280
New Milton Private Hire, New Milton 01425 629999/07932 675155
Our Friends in the South (Bio-Diesel Taxi) - 07799 368789
Red Express, Fordingbridge - 01425 650000
Red Express, Ringwood - 01425 474747
Ringwood Taxis, Ringwood - 01425 480480
Totton, Marchwood and Waterside Taxis - 023 8084 2134/023 8084 3490
Y-Not Private Hire, Lymington 01590 610847/07850 033455
1st Choice Private Hire, New Milton - 01425 619922/ 07976 58768
1st Direct Cars, Milford on Sea - 01590 641825


A handy coach drivers handbook and map give you plenty of ideas on where you can take a coach around the New Forest.