South Downs National Park – Getting There
Travelling to and from the South Downs National Park
All National Park Authorities, Tourist Boards, Local Councils and English Nature are in agreement in encouraging visitors to use public transport when travelling in and around UK especially in popular rural areas. This reduces CO2 emissions, road congestion and noise pollution.
Railways: Stations, lines, train operators, timetables
You can get all UK Railway information and book tickets from National Rail Enquiries:
Tel: 08457 48 49 50 www.nationalrail.co.uk Telephone ticket purchase 08457 222 333
National Rail services in the main South Downs regions are
Train operators for the south downs region.Visit their websites for timetable and ticket information
Other Useful Rail Links
Driving to the South Downs National Park
The South Downs is bordered by these major trunk roads
Car Parks in the South Downs
UK Car Hire Links: www.travelsupermarket.com www.carrentals.co.uk www.comparecarhire.co.uk
Coaches and Buses to the South Downs National Park
Bus and coach links to the Peaks are excellent with nearby towns such as
all being well served by National Express coaches and a range of local bus services.
Coaches also run from airports to
- National Express
Tel: 0870 580 8 080
Travel planner and on-line ticket sales, including Eurolines services from overseas.
0871 200 22 33
Online journey planner providing information on local bus services.
0901 331 0031
Gatwick and Heathrow
Many of these have good public transport links to this region, see each airport’s website for more details.
You might also want to consider reducing your personal contribution to global warming by making your flight CarbonNeutral. Trees can help fight global warming by naturally absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen and organisations such as The Carbon Neutral Company (link opens in new window) will organise for the carbon dioxide associated with your flight to be ‘balanced out’ by forestry and climate friendly energy projects which save equivalent amounts of carbon dioxide. Visit their website to find out more.
Some of the information on this page is the Copyright of the South Downs National Park Authority Website: www.southdowns.gov.uk/ visit their site for more detailed Peak District travel information and it’s excellent journey planning tools.