Travelling around The New Forest
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 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 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.
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 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.