There are multiple ways of getting to Lymington and you might choose to arrive by water... but you can also come by car, bus or train.
Lymington lies just off the A337 which runs from Christchurch to Cadnam. So if you’re coming from the west eg Bournemouth, the simplest route is A337 via Christchurch, Highcliffe, New Milton. From London, M3 or generally “the north”, the easiest and most scenic route is to M27 Junction 2 then follow the A337 via Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst. Or you have the option to leave the M27 at J3, take the M271 to Totton, then the A326 towards Fawley then the Beaulieu Road through Beaulieu to Hatchet Pond where you’ll fork left on the B3054 to Lymington. This will bring you in across the beautiful Lymington River - you’ll see the Isle of Wight ferry terminal to your left as you cross over the river, and the contentious Lymington Shores development as you cross the railway line!
Change from the main Waterloo – Weymouth line at Brockenhurst in the heart of the New Forest and it’s a ten minute very scenic ride along the Lymington River to Lymington Town Station – and indeed on to Lymington Pier if you’re heading to the Isle of Wight via the ferry crossingn to Yarmouth. Lymington was in fact featured January 2016 on BBC2’s on Great British Railway Journeys with Michael Portillo
Lymington Town Station is very close to the centre of Lymington. Walk straight up from the station and turn left into Gosport Street, which brings you to the bottom of Lymington High Street passing several of our lovely Lymington shops and hostelries on the way.
There are many companies offering coach trips to Lymington, here are a few:
Go Euro - Cheap bus and coach tickets from London.
Lucketts Travel - From the Portsmouth area.
National Express - Coach trips from London and Bournemouth.
Vision Travel - A day trip to the Lymington Saturday market.
If you're fairly local you can also get the bus to Lymington, there are a couple of companies running bus services:
Bluestar - Bus service from Southampton areas, Ashurst, Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst.
More Bus - Bus routes from Bournemouth, New Milton, Beaulieu and Hythe.
If you're staying on the Isle of Wight and would like a day trip to Lymington there are a few ferry options:
Puffin Cruises - Offer a foot passenger ferry service, daily through the summer and Saturdays only April to October.
Wightlink - Large ferry service for cars, bikes and foot passengers with regular services.
There are plenty of car parks around the town, well signposted from the main routes in from the west, north and east. These have space available most of the time every day of the week, except Saturday which is Market Day when the Lymington car parks get very full. Parking charges are reasonable - and traffic wardens are regularly in attendance, so be warned!