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Travel to Botley

Botley is located in Southern Hampshire and is easily accessible from the M27. Botley train station is on the main line between Reading and Brighton. It has direct connections to London Waterloo, Portsmouth, Eastleigh, Winchester, Reading and Brighton.

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By Car
Botley lies in between Junctions 7 and 8 of the M27.From Junction 7 follow the sign-posts for Botley taking the first exit off the roundabout (eastbound) or the 3rd exit (westbound) onto Charles Watts Way (A334). At first roundabout take the second exit continuing on the A334.  At the next roundabout, follow signs for the A334 taking the second exit onto Grange Road.  You will pass Botleigh Grange Hotel on your left.  At the next roundabout, continue on the A334 taking the second exit onto Broad Oak.  This road will lead you into Botley Village.  Click on Google Map for a wide area map with driving instructions. This opens in a separate window.

Click for details of car parks in Botley.  All car parks are free.

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By Train

Botley Train station lies outside the village centre on Station Hill on the A334. The station itself is small and provides limited facilities.

It has
    - Car Parking  (20 FREE spaces)
    - Disabled Parking (1 space available)
    - Cycle Storage
It does NOT have
     - Toilet Facilities
     - Taxi rank 
Botley Station is not accessible by wheelchair users

botleystation250Botley Station

For timetables to and from Botley Station to any of the following stations, Hedge End, Eastleigh, Fareham, Portsmouth and Brighton to Reading and London Waterloo, please click Train Timetable
Please note that changes may be needed for trains to London Waterloo, Reading and Brighton.

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By Bus
Botley is  served by four bus companies (Bluestar, Brijan And First Bus) for travel to local major towns including Eastleigh and Southampton.
Please visit the respective links to local bus companies for up to date information by using the links to the online timetables.

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School Bus Services
On School days ONLY

Shopping Bus Services Specific days only

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Bus Number 3 Southampton – Hedge End – Botley -  Boorley Green

From Botley - Monday-Saturday daytimes every hour or thereabouts from approximately 0730  until 1940.
On Sundays there are ony 4 busses during the day, and no evenings service.
Approximate bus journey time between Southampton & Botley is 45 minutes
From Southampton - 0845 hourly until 1900.

For full timetable and route maps click Number 3 Timetable

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Bus Number 8   Eastleigh - Fairoak - Hedge End -  Botley – Bishops Waltham
From Eastleigh: Mondays to Saturday from 0721, 0856 then hourly until 1656.
From Bishops Waltham: Mondays to Saturday from 0723, 0825 hourly until 1723 .
For a full timetable for this service click Number 8 Timetable
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Number 61  (School Bus) Botley - Bishops Waltham - Upham - Twyford - Winchester (Westgate School)
Runs on school days only, one trip in morning and one return after school
For a full timetable of this service click Number 61 Timetable
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Number S1  (School Bus)  Park Gate - Whiteley - Swanwick - Botley - Swanmore (College Of Technology)
Runs on school days only, one trip in morning and one return after school
For a full timetable of this service click Number S1 Timetable
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First Buses

Bus Number 8B  Southampton - West End - Hedge End - Botley
Service 8B is an evening service between Botley and the centre of Southampton.
For a full timetable of this service click Number 8B Timetable  - This timetable also has First Buses No. 8 and 8A services, you will need to scroll down to find the 8B service which is mixed in with the 8 and 8A services!

do not confuse 8B with the 8 or 8A services run by First Services
or the number 8 service run by Brijan!!

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Bus Number 26  Fareham – Hedge End
From Fareham: Mondays to Friday from 0740  until 1745
From Hedge End (Super stores): Mondays to Fridays from around 0650  until about 1730 . Also Saturdays
Approximate journey time between Fareham & Botley is 35 minutes, and between Hedge End & Botley it is 11 minutes
For a full timetable of this service click Number 26 Timetable

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Bus Number N8 (Velvet) Southampton – Hedge End – Botley
Operating on Fridays and Saturdays at 0015, 0115, 0215 and 0315 from Leisure World. Note bus passes and similar do not apply on night services.  Cost to Botley is £3.  Approximate journey time from Southampton to Botley is 45 minutes
For a full timetable of this service including details of

pick up points click Number N8 (Velvet) Timetable

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By Air
For details of flight arrivals, departures, timetables and so on please click on  southampton airport

Despite being adjacent to Southampton Parkway station it is not straightforward to get from there to Botley by train.  A lift has been installed at the station so carrying luggage, wheelchairs or buggys is no longer a problem. Taxis and cars are served well with plenty of accessible parking.

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