We’re on the fringe of the South Downs National Park and very well connected!
It might be a stretch to say that all roads lead to Marwell but the park is within easy reach of two motorways and rail stations and only 8 miles from Winchester. If you’re looking for things to do in the Bournemouth or Southampton areas it’s the perfect choice. We’re also just a stone’s throw from the New Forest and Portsmouth.
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.
Please consider leaving your car at home and travelling by bus - you'll be rewarded with 10% off zoo admission!
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:
Runs direct to Marwell from 3 April to 31 August on school holidays, weekends and bank holidays & offers an exclusive saving of 10% off zoo admission!
N.B. The bus will stop & pick up from Eastleigh Bus Station, and Fair Oak Square along the route.
Fares from Eastleigh Train Station to Marwell Zoo
New: Service M2
From Lords Hill Centre via Southampton City Centre & Hedge End! Running to Marwell on Sundays from 3 May to 30 August and Wednesdays from 22 July to 26 August, also offering an exclusive 10% off zoo admission!
N.B. The bus will stop & pick up from Lords Hill Centre, Redbridge Fire Station, Shirley Precinct, Southampton Central Northside, Southampton City Centre, Northam Prince's Street, Bitterne Shops, Thornhill Park Post Office, Hedge End Superstores & Fair Oak Wyvern College along the route.
Fares from Lords Hill Centre to Marwell Zoo
BRIJAN TOURS No 8 bus
Please check with the bus operators before you leave since they’ll have the most up to date information on the services they provide.
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
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
Marwell zoo is pretty big and whilst we’d recommend that you allow at least 4-5 hours for your visit, you might like to slow the pace down even further and make a weekend of it. If that’s the case then the safari themed Marwell Hotel is located right on our doorstep.