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Basingstoke Railway Station (BSK)

Train Station
Station Hill, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 5NE, United Kingdom
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 7:00 AM–Noon
    • 4:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
    • 2:00 PM–8:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

This Railway Station is part of the National Rail Network. For train times and ticketing information, please visit


Based on 45 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    Eloise A.
    "Great waiting room on platform 1... Great"(3 Tips)
    Dan S.
    "Cash machine in ticket hall charges £1.99."(2 Tips)
    Tony M.
    "best coffee and pastries are ay Cafe Destino on platform"(6 Tips)
    Simon L.
    "machines and head outside the station to the kebab van."(2 Tips)
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  • Neil R.

    Choo-choos pass through here. FACT.

    Neil Richards · September 17, 2014
  • Bethany O.

    Good station with lots of travel links. Book tickets in advance though to save queuing!

    Bethany Oakey · September 12, 2014
  • Tony M.

    There is now only one cash machine (in the booking hall) but it is free.

    Tony Morwood-Leyland · September 5, 2014
  • Tony M.

    Try to arrive at least 5 minutes before your train as the stairs are narrow and arriving passengers tend to be uncaring.

    Tony Morwood-Leyland · February 28, 2014
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  • SubtleBlade

    Good choice ;)

    SubtleBlade · June 19, 2013
  • HoboJojo

    Get back on the train and head somewhere else.

    HoboJojo · May 9, 2013
  • Gemma T.

    'If you arrive from Waterloo, observe the Reading train on platform 5. Some masochist has decided that they should always arrive at the same time, meaning passengers must run to switch platforms.'

    Gemma Thomson · January 2, 2013
  • Tayler P.

    Platform 1 is useless, can't even get a coffee! You have to go under to the middle platforms if you want one. Not ideal if you haven't got a long change over time!

    Tayler Perry · November 19, 2012
  • Chaffro

    Look, a train! Where did it come from, you may wonder? Well don't ask me, I'm not a timetable. Go look at one of those orange and black screen things hanging from the roof, that'll tell you.

    Chaffro · October 31, 2012
  • Simon M.

    The place they call Amazingstoke

    Simon Mason · October 19, 2012
  • Alistair C.

    Good place to catch a train in Basingstoke. Probably THE best place to catch a train there

    Alistair Coleman · October 12, 2012
  • Kirsty S.

    Trains are full of smelly people. That smell and stuff.

    Kirsty Scott · October 7, 2012
  • Lisa M.

    Park at the Anvil car park - can work out way cheaper and the machines actually work ;-)

    Lisa McGillivray · July 13, 2012
  • Shaun S.

    The narrow platforms here make this stop a real thrill in rush hour!

    Shaun Smith · July 10, 2012
  • Jeremy P.

    To the idiot who pulled the emergency handle to open the doors: don't, you missing your stop is not an emergency

    Jeremy Pereira · May 30, 2012
  • Tony M.

    When buying tickets from machines, be sure it is what you want before confirming. They change the content & order of the screen regularly

    Tony Morwood-Leyland · May 24, 2012
  • Terry S.

    London is about 50 minutes away.

    Terry Sargent · April 4, 2012
  • Tony M.

    The best coffee and pastries are ay Cafe Destino on platform 4 - worth the detour if you are London bound.

    Tony Morwood-Leyland · March 5, 2012
  • Rob F.

    Always try and get the blue seats.. More legroom!

    Rob Forster · January 16, 2012
  • Jason K.

    Keep going!

    Jason Kneen · January 8, 2012
  • Tim S.

    The people are a bit odd. Don't talk to them.

    Tim Skelton-Smith · December 8, 2011
  • Tony T.

    By your great coffee from the happy people at station entrance or platform 4.

    Tony Thuy · October 20, 2011
  • Barry L.

    It has the worlds worst car park with the slowest ticket machine. Why you have to use a credit card to buy a £7 car park ticket defeats me that when the machines actually work!!

    Barry Leeson-Earle · September 22, 2011
  • David C.

    Basingstoke is a shithole

    David Couzens · September 21, 2011
  • Alistair C.

    Under no circumstances should you ever step on the 'live' rail. It can get very slippery when wet and you could hurt yourself.

    Alistair Cope · August 27, 2011
  • Daily Basingstoke

    We once bought a kebab from outside the station only to find it had a whole chicken's foot in it!

    Daily Basingstoke · August 23, 2011
  • Alistair C.

    Don't forget; tracks are for trains, not for people.

    Alistair Cope · July 27, 2011
  • David A.

    Best station ever, very well lit, nice coffee place, waiting room smells nice, is warm and opens late even on Sundays!

    David Aleu · July 25, 2011
  • Simon L.

    Forget the vending machines and head outside the station to the kebab van. You'll save around two thirds on drinks alone!

    Simon Lee · July 3, 2011
  • Simon H.

    Buy a ticket b4 u get on a train and make shore it valid to come to Basingstoke and not hook ect and oyster card aren't ARE NOT valid here u will end up paying more to get out ha ha

    Simon Hatton · April 11, 2011
  • Tony M.

    Platform 4 cafe has better coffee and pastries than platform 3.

    Tony Morwood-Leyland · March 13, 2011
  • Tom E.

    Avoid delays by not using the train

    Tom Evelin · February 24, 2011
  • Dan S.

    Cash machine in ticket hall charges £1.99. Once you're through the gates with a ticket, the Barclays machine is free.

    Dan Sloane · January 4, 2011
  • Eloise A.

    Great waiting room on platform 1... Great when it is minus 2 outside!!

    Eloise A · December 23, 2010
  • Farrah T.

    Going to Reading? Make sure you get to the station about 30 minutes past the hour. You then get 3 trains to choose from in half an hour instead of waiting half an hour if the '07 train is cancelled.

    Farrah Tap · October 23, 2010
  • George I.

    Trains is spelt, T, R, A, I, N, S. Trains are fast. Trains are nice to look at. Good evening.

    George Ives · October 3, 2010
  • Dominic W.

    Getting to London on the first cheaper train (0917)? Park in the season ticket holder's only car park-it's open to all from 0900, spaces at the far end and only about £6 for the day.

    Dominic Winsor · September 22, 2010
  • Daniel H.

    Don't use the vending machines they never work

    Daniel Hawthorne · September 1, 2010
  • Neil B.

    Very quiet waiting room.

    Neil Blaine · August 27, 2010
  • Paul H.

    Ignore the spotters, they're weird!!

    Paul Herdmam · May 25, 2010
  • Justin G.

    Platform coffee shop has chocolate bars in the fridge. I love cold chocolate :)

    Justin Gould · February 12, 2010

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