With easy access to the nearby M3 and close to the Basingstoke main line railway station, traveling to Old Basing and Lychpit is simple.

  • Basingstoke town center (and bus/trains stations) is 10 minutes away by car (40 mins walking, 20 mins cycling).

  • Reading is 35 minutes away by car along the A33.

  • London is approximately an hour away by rail or car (depending on stops or traffic).

As service providers can change their time tables, please check with each service operator before making any firm plans.

For details of the Route 55 Hail and Ride service click here.

We make every effort to ensure the information below is as accurate as possible, however if any of the details given are no longer valid please get in contact with the parish clerk so we can get them updated as soon as possible.



The nearest railway station is Basingstoke

(8 minutes away by car, 15 mins cycling, 35 mins walking)

  • for all train telephone enquiries ring:
    +44 (0) 8457 484 950. Train services operating through Basingstoke comprise:

South West Trains

  • London (Waterloo) to Southampton, Bournemouth and Weymouth

  • London (Waterloo) to Andover, Salisbury, Yeovil/Bristol and Exeter

  • London (Waterloo) to Portsmouth Harbour

  • South West Trains Network Map First Great Western Trains
  • Basingstoke to Reading Cross country Trains

  • Bournemouth to Reading, Oxford, Birmingham, Manchester, North East England and Scotland


By Bus

The main local bus operator is Stagecoach – Hampshire Bus which provides services from Basingstoke bus or railway stations to or through the Parish of Old Basing & Lychpit.

The community bus timetable can be found here

Enquiries +44 (0) 8712 002 233 (there is a charge for calls) Visit the Stagecoach bus website for the most up to date timetables (recommend using Basingstoke as location)

By Car
(using personal transport)

Old Basing is approached via the A30 and/or A33 and is close to Junction 6 of the M3 (London to Southampton motorway) and only 14 miles from Junction 11 of the M4 (London to South Wales motorway).

Using Google Maps is a great way to get directions (and a visual update on traffic conditionals).


There are two international airports within an hours car drive from Old Basing (depending on traffic). Due to congestion on the motorways during peak times it is always wise to allow plenty of time for traveling by car. Use Google maps to assess the traffic and to include any additional travel time that may be required.

Heathrow airport is 40 minutes away by car using the M3 (55 minutes using M4). When traveling by car always include additional traveling time to allow for possible congestion on the M25.
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Gatwick airport is an hour away by car. When traveling by car always include additional traveling time to allow for possible congestion on the M25.
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Southampton airport is 35 minutes away by car using the M3. Southampton Airport is an international airport in the Borough of Eastleigh within Hampshire.
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