Marwell is in the heart of the beautiful Hampshire countryside, just eight miles from Winchester, five from Eastleigh and twelve from Southampton. The park is within easy reach of two main motorways and rail stations.
If you are planning a visit check out our top tips page to make the most of your day.
Thompsons Lane, Colden Common, Winchester
Check with the bus operators before you leave - please note we are not responsible for the services or information they provide.
service M - service for summer 2014 has now finished
Special Offer! We are committed to sustainable travel and if you possibly can leave your car at home and travel to us by bus we offer 10% off at admissions when you show your ticket.
Bus departs from Eastleigh Railway Station for Marwell Zoo at:
10.25am, 11.25am, 12.25pm & 1.25pm
Bus departs from Marwell Zoo for Eastleigh Railway Station at:
2.45pm, 3.45pm, 4.45pm & 5.45pm
BRIJAN TOURS No 8 bus
Monday to Saturday to Fishers Pond:
Brijan Tours Number 8 bus leaves Eastleigh bus station at 14 minutes past the hour and arrives at Fishers Pond at ½ past the hour. (We are 20 minutes walk, the road is unpaved and traffic moves quickly on this road [50mph limit] so please be very careful. We would not recommend walking on this road in the dark)
Return journey: Leaves Fishers Pond at 15.49 & 16.49 and arrives at Eastleigh bus station 16.13 and 17.13.
The above are direct services, others times are available but this would include 1 or more changes on the journey.
No Sunday Service. Carriage fee is payable to Brijan Tours.
The nearest train stations are Southampton Airport Parkway (7 miles), Eastleigh (5 miles) and Winchester (8 miles).
Local rail information can be found at www.threeriversrail.com
- From M3: Junction 11 northbound and junction 11 southbound.
- From M27: Junction 10 westbound and junction 5* eastbound.
Marwell is situated just off the B2177 (between Colden Common and Bishops Waltham).
Marwell is well signposted please follow the large brown tourist signs.
Plan your route to Marwell with Google Maps.
A few pointers for parking your car
- We do not permit dogs or any other pets or animals to be left in cars or vehicles in our car park.
- Assistance dogs are the only animals permitted entry to the zoo. Please leave your pets at home.
- Don’t leave valuables unattended in your car
Guests park their cars at their own risk and Marwell Wildlife accepts no responsibility or liability for any theft or damage.
Eastleigh co-operative taxis are our preferred supplier and offer a 15% discount for passengers travelling to Marwell. They offer 4-8 seater vehicles as well as wheelchair accessible vehicles and can be reached on 02380 642321
Southampton Airport is 7 miles from the park.
Bournemouth Airport 36 miles.
London Heathrow 61 miles.
London Gatwick 65 miles.
For short breaks to Marwell see our Accommodation page.