Trains to Farnborough

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Farnborough was founded in the Saxon times, its name means "fern hill". It is located on the north east Hamshire near the border with Surrey. It is part of the borough of Rushmoor. The town lies at the centre of the Blackwater Valley and it is located 34 miles (55 km) southwest of London and 16 miles (26 km) east of Basingstoke. The town hosts Farnborough Airport that is predominantly used as business airport and biannually the internationally renowned Farnborough Air Show at the Farnborough Aerodrome.

Farnborough is served by three railway stations, the busiest is Farnborough railway station, followed by Farnborough North station operated by the North Downs Line and North Camp. The latter two are on the North Downs railway line that are located between Reading and Gatwick.

Farnborough is served by Farnborough train station which is located on the South Western Main line operated by the South Western Railway that connects Brookwood and Fleet. It is located 33 miles (53.5 km) away from London Waterloo.

Farnborough train station has two entrances with the main one leading to the station concourse, to the ticket office and to baby-changing facilities located on the right before entering platform 2. On the left-hand side there is a small shop. There is a waiting room on each platform, bicycle rack, a self-service ticket machine and three coffee shops available to travellers. The second entrance is a secondary station access coming from the external car park.  The train station is also equipped a footbridge as well as a lift connecting the two platforms. Passengers requiring accessibility assistance should contact a designated member of staff available at this train station. Both platforms are equipped with toilets, despite the ones on platform 1 is more accessible. Wi-Fi and CCTV surveillance services operate at this train station.

Passengers travelling to Farnborough are advised to purchase train tickets in advance to benefit from early booking discounts. Train tickets can be collected prior departure at the station from one of the self-service ticket machines available on the station concourse.

There are frequent train services connecting Farnborough to London Waterloo, of which one train per hour stopping at Clapham Junction only, one train per hour operates via Woking, two train per hour call at Brookwood, Woking, Weybridge, Walton on Thames and Surbiton and one train per hour calls additionally at Clapham Junction. Four train per hour departing from Farnborough are directed to Basingstoke, of which two trains operate local services, one is a regional service directed to Poole and one operates via Eastleigh and is directed to Portsmouth Harbor. Farnborough city center is a short walk away from the town’s main train station. It offers a variety of attractions to its visitors, including St Michael's Abbey that is home to a community of Benedictine Monks. It also contains the tombs of Napoleon III and his wife, Empress Eugenie. Farnborough Aerodrome pioneered the first powered flight in Britain in 1908 and hosts every two years the Farnborough International Airshow that leads thousands of international visitors to the city for the occasion. Book train tickets to Farnborough and arrange a family day out to include a boat ride along Basingstoke canal, visit the Runways End outdoor center and the air sciences trust. Nature lovers should visit Queen Elizabeth Park, Fleet Pond and Tice’s meadow nature reserves.