How to get to Lymington
Visiting Lymington by Road
Lymington lies on the A337 which runs from Christchurch to Cadnam. From the west (Bournemouth and Poole direction), the simplest route is the A337 via Christchurch, Highcliffe, New Milton.
From the London, M3 or the north, you have a choice. The easiest and most scenic route is to take the M27 to Junction 1 (Cadnam/The New Forest) and then follow the A337 through Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst. However, do check traffic reports as Lyndhurst can get very busy at holiday times.
Another option is to leave the M27 at Junction 3, then 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 Lymington Shores development as you cross the railway line.
Visiting Lymington by Train
The Lymington line is a branch off the main Waterloo to Weymouth line, change at Brockenhurst for Lymington Town and Lymington Pier (for the Ferry). It’s a ten minute scenic ride along the Lymington River to Lymington Town Station – and then on to Lymington Pier if you’re heading to the Isle of Wight via ferry to Yarmouth.
Lymington Town Station is very close to the centre of Lymington. Walk straight up Station Street from the station (passing the wonderful Bosun's Chair pub with rooms - great food and atmosphere!) 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.
Coach trips to Lymington
There are a number of companies offering coach trips to Lymington, here are a few:
Go Euro - Cheap bus and coach tickets from London.
National Express - Coach trips from London and Bournemouth.
Vision Travel - A day trip to the Lymington Saturday market.
Travel to Lymington by Bus
Buses run to Lymington from Bournemouth and Southampton:
Bluestar - Bus service from Southampton areas, Ashurst, Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst.
The New Forest Tour operate open top buses during the summer months, with green and blue routes stopping in Lymington. A wonderful way to visit the New Forest National Park, its towns and villages.
If travelling to or from the Isle of Wight from Lymington, Southern Vectis operate buses on the Isle of Wight, some of which stop at Yarmouth by the ferry terminal.
Travel to Lymington by Ferry
The Wightlink Passenger/Car Ferry to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight takes about 30 minutes and in the summer generally leaves every 45 minutes from Lymington Pier. There is another small tourist ferry to Yarmouth, Puffin Cruises that leaves from the Town Quay.
Wightlink - Large ferry service for cars, bikes and foot passengers with regular services.
Puffin Cruises - Offer a foot passenger ferry service, daily through the summer and Saturdays only April to October.
Airports near Lymington
Southampton Airport is the main airport on the south coast and is connected directly to the rail network. Bournemouth Airport (previously known as Hurn Airport) to the west is only accessible by road.
Southampton Airport arrivals and departures
Bournemouth Airport arrivals and departures
Cycle Hire in Lymington and the New Forest
In Lymington you can hire bicycles from Figgures Cycles in Henderson Court.
In Brockenhurst cycle hire is available near the station with Cyclexperience.