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Hampshire County Council publishes consolidated guides to train and bus transport in the County.
See www3.hants.gov.uk/passengertransport/public-transport/bus-services/bus-guides.htm where you can download the guide for the Winchester area (which covers Compton & Shawford).
From Shawford station: we are served roughly hourly Monday to Friday by a direct service between Waterloo and Southampton/Bournemouth. This is supplemented in peak times including the evenings by additional services. On Saturdays travellers to London usually have to change at Winchester. On Sundays, at the time of writing, there is a roughly hourly direct service from Shawford to London.
Shawford Station has a ticket issuing machine (at the entrance to the northbound platform) with fares to most destinations.
Please be considerate when parking in streets near the station. The police do ticket vehicles causing an obstruction. Despite an extension to the station car park, all the parking spaces at and near the station tend to fill up early in the morning, after which you should plan to arrive at the station by foot.
From Winchester: On weekdays there are four fast trains an hour between Waterloo and Winchester, with some non-stop services at peak times. Don’t count on using the station car park after the morning peak – it’s usually full.
There is also an hourly cross country service to Manchester (via Reading, Oxford and Birmingham) with a further 6 services a day direct to Newcastle and the North East.
Southbound from Winchester major destinations include Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth and Weymouth, and connecting services serving the south coast to Brighton.
From Romsey: a short drive away, direct services to Salisbury, Bath, Bristol and Cardiff
Further information on these and Sunday services may be obtained from National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ or detailed timetables available from Winchester station or South Western Railway .
Bluestar 1. Between Winchester and Southampton every 20 minutes during the working day (Mon – Sat) and less frequently in the evenings. Every 30 minutes on Sundays during the day.
This service, with free wi-fi on board, runs between Winchester and Southampton along the main Otterbourne Road, with stops at the end of Compton Street, near the Hurdle Way and Shepherds Lane bridges over the M3, and near the junction with Highways Road, and at the parish boundary with Otterbourne..
Buses run late up until 23.50 from Southampton and 23.45 from Winchester with a night bus from Winchester on Friday.
E2. Two-hourly on weekdays (during roughly working hours) between Winchester and Eastleigh with stops including Winchester County Hospital, Compton and Otterbourne.
Service 063. A single service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from the old Post Office in Martins Field into Winchester via Sainsburys and the County Hospital.
The full route runs between Owslebury and Winchester via stops in Twyford, Shawford Station, Martins Field in Compton, Sainsbury’s Badger Farm, Olivers Battery, Stanmore Post Office, County Hospital, Winchester Station and Winchester Bus Station. There is one journey in each direction, departing Compton at 10:03, due at Winchester bus station at 10:39. In the other direction, buses leave Winchester Bus Station 12:36, due at Compton at 13:16.
Park & Ride Every 15 minutes during the day and more frequently at peak times, from South Winchester Park and Ride to central Winchester, with stops at the Hospital, Railway Station and near the Guildhall.
If you walk to the Park & Ride, your concessionary bus pass (if you have one) is valid for travel on the P&R bus.
Otherwise, your ticket, which includes parking and return bus travel for you and up to 6 other passengers in your car, costs £3.00 per day (or £2.50 after 10:30am)
063 notes: This service has been operated under a County Council subsidy, previously by First Group, and later by Xelabus. Since 23 September 2013 it has been operated by Stagecoach. The timings were unchanged, but the frequency was reduced from every weekday to three times a week.
note October 2013: Since the 063 provides an important service for people without their own transport who need to visit the shops, hospital, doctors or dentists, our District Councillor Mike Southgate tried hard, unfortunately without success, to persuade the County Council to increase the frequency back up to five days a week.
note January 2015: route 63 was revised to replace parts of route 2 via Oliver’s Battery and The Valley. Search for detailed timetable here
note September 2015: route 63 to Winchester leaves Attwoods Drove 5 minutes earlier, the return departs Winchester 5 minutes later.
See www.bluestarbus.co.uk/ and https://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables for information and timetables. For other buses in the area, see www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/hampshire/, www.wheelerstravel.co.uk and xelabus.info