Plan Your Visit To Andover
Let us help you plan your next visit to Andover with this handy information of Andover helping save you the time and hassle in preparing for your visit.
By Car or Motorbike
Travelling to Andover by car couldn’t be easier, with easy access to the town from the motorway network and main roads.
From London, take the M3 motorway westbound before connecting onto the A303 just after Basingstoke. You’ll begin to see signposts for Andover which is just off the A303.
There are 15 car parks in Andover with free parking after 4pm every day and parking is free in all car parks all day on Sundays. Overnight parking is FREE between the time the charging period ends at 4pm until 08:30am the following day.
Blue Badge Holders may park for free all day in medium and long stay car parks, please display your Blue Badge with the expiry date face up. You can park free of charge for up to three hours in Short stay car parks, or in the marked bays in the High Street for up to two hours. Please display your time clock and display your Blue Badge with expiry date face up. You may not park in season ticket areas or shopmobility bays, unless displaying a valid season ticket or shopmobility permit.
Solo motorcycles can park for free in the designated motorcycle bays within our car parks. Motorcycles parked in the general use bays must pay to park.
Further information on Andovers Car Parks can be found here.
By Private Coach
Shepherds Spring Lane Coach Parking is by prior arrangement only as there is a locked height barrier in place. Please contact 07833 930655 to book. Coach Parking Tariff £3.50 for five hours, £7.00 all day.
National Express Coach
Travelling by National Express coach is often a cost-effective way to travel the UK, usually being cheaper than rail fares. There are regular National Express coach services into Andover from London Victoria Station, Heathrow airport, Gatwick airport, Bath, Bristol and the Midlands. Take a look at the National Express website for details of timetables, fares and special offers that may also be running.
Find out more on their website here.
Local Bus Services
There are regular connections to Andover from Salisbury, Basingstoke, Whitchurch, Tidworth and Amesbury. To help plan your journey by bus we recommend using the handy journey planner on the Stagecoach (Hampshire) or the connecting Wiltshire website here.
It’s easy to get to Andover by train. Andover is along the mainline routes a major railway line, making it convenient from London, the southwest, the south coast and cities such as Bristol and Bath.
Regular, direct trains operated by South Western Railway head to Andover from London Waterloo, taking just 60 minutes to arrive here. South West Trains also operate direct services to Andover from Exeter, Salisbury and Basingstoke.
Look out for special offers on rail fares often during school holidays on the South Western Railway. Tickets booked in advance can also be cheaper.
Andover accommodation has several hotels, many of which are very centrally located or within a short stroll of the town centre.
The White Heart Hotel – https://www.whitehartandoverpub.co.uk/
The Star and Garter – http://www.citylodge.co.uk/andover/
The SP Bar – http://www.barsp.co.uk/