Private home-school transport

We operate an extensive and tailored home-school transport system using the school’s private minibuses and, new from September 2019, we will launch the HCS London Explorer. 

‘Hampshire Collegiate School Explorer’

For September 2019, London families will be able to benefit from an independent education in the country at Hampshire Collegiate School with the new ‘HCS Explorer’ service from Waterloo. Children can enjoy weekly boarding at the school and weekends at home following a short, fully escorted train journey on the HCS Explorer. 

Children will be transferred to Southampton Airport Parkway station after school o Friday by private school minibus and arrive at London Waterloo around 6.30pm. On Sunday evenings, a member of our Boarding Family will meet children at London Waterloo and they willt ravel together on the HCS Explorer, arriving at school by 7.30pm. A packed supper will be provided and children will have the opportunity to finish homework and catch up with friends during the journey under the supervision of our staff. 

Private home-school bus routes

Our 15 routes operate across Hampshire, Wiltshire and the New Forest and our children arrive safely at school by 8:30am each morning and the afternoon buses leave at 5:15pm on Mondays to Thursdays, so that pupils can take part in our co-curricular programme, and 4:10pm on Fridays.  

Any requests for a stop directly on the core route may be considered. Our current routes are as follows, but routes are tailored to meet the requirements of our families.


Andover – Chilbolton – Stockbridge – Broughton


Dibden Purlieu – Marchwood – Woodlands – Totton – Calmore – Copythorne


Ocean Village – Shirley – Rownhams – Romsey


Locks Heath – Warsash – Sarisbury Green – Lower Swanwick – Bursledon – Botley – West End


Salisbury – Whiteparish – Lockerley 


Lyndhurst – Cadnam – Brook – Nomansland – West Wellow – East Wellow


East Boldre – Pilley – Lymington – Setley – Brockenhurst


Colden Common – Fishers Pond – Owslesbury – Compton – Shawford Down – Chandlers Ford – Valley Park – Winchester Hill


Maybush – Winchester Road – Bassett – Chilworth


Weeke – Winchester – Braishfield


Whiteley – Segensworth


Abbot’s Worthy – Abbott’s Barton – Winchester – Pitt – Hursley – Ampfield


Keyhaven – New Milton 


Wickham – Bishop’s Waltham – Curdridge – Botley – Hedge End – Grange Park


Ringwood – Redlynch – West Wellow – East Wellow

For further information about this service, please contact our Facilities & Transport Manager on 01794 512206 or by email.