Getting to Marwell


Coaches are welcome to park for free in our large car park located just outside the main entrance.

By Road

Marwell is situated just off the B2177 between Colden Common and Bishops Waltham. Just follow the large brown tourist signs. If you’re planning a motorway route, then head off the M3 at J11 or the M27 at J10 (westbound) or J5 (eastbound).

There’s plenty of FREE parking, however, make sure you take all your valuables with you since we don’t accept any responsibility or liability for theft or damage.

Clearly we love animals so request that you leave all dogs and other pets at home and don’t leave them to suffer in your car.

By Bus

Travel by bus and we’d be delighted to reward you with a 10% discount on park entry when you show your ticket at admissions. 

Here are the current options for bus travel: 

Service M1 Eastleigh to Marwell Zoo PLUS once a day from Southampton

Runs direct to Marwell Zoo on weekends, bank holidays and school holidays from Saturday 6 April 2019 to Sunday 1 September 2019 & offers an exclusive saving of 10% off zoo admission! This service runs twice a day from Southampton on weekends during the summer school holidays. 

Please see the M1 bus timetable

Stagecoach 69 & Xelabus X9 

Monday to Saturday to Fishers Pond but not for the faint hearted!* 

The Stagecoach 69 service runs between Winchester and Fareham. A request stop is available at Fishers Pond. 

The Xelabus X9 service runs between Curdridge Church near Botley and Eastleigh Bus Station. A request stop is available at Fishers Pond. 

* WARNING We’re quite a trek from the bus stop - 20 minutes at a push. The road is unpaved with a 50 mile an hour limit and busy with traffic, so we wouldn’t recommend this route. 

Please check with the bus operators before you leave since they’ll have the most up to date information on the services they provide.

By Train

The nearest train stations are Southampton Airport Parkway (7 miles), Eastleigh (5 miles) and Winchester (8 miles). Local rail information can be found at

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