Getting Here

Exit 6 Film Festival takes place annually in Basingstoke, Hampshire (about 40 mins outside of London by train). Just off the M3 at er... exit 6... the festival is easy to get to by road, rail, air and sea! When you arrive please head to The Vue Cinema, where you'll be greeted by members of the team and given your festival passes.


All venues are in the Town Centre and are within walking distance of Basingstoke Train Distance (less than 10 minutes walk to the furthest venue)

By road

From the ring road or Junction 6 of the M3, follow signs for Town Centre and then brown signs to The Anvil. For sat nav or route planning, the postcode for The Anvil and The Forge is RG21 7QR. Parking is located near the venue close to the train station in The Malls Car Park (Alencon Link). There is no access from Alencon Link East, please use the Victory Roundabout. As you enter the car park, keep to the right hand lanes. The stairs/lift will take you to The Malls shopping centre. Follow signs to The Anvil. Blue Badge parking is available on the upper level near the lifts as well as at the front of The Anvil where there are four spaces. Parking is currently £2 after 7pm. Find out more about available parking.

By train

Basingstoke is on the London Waterloo line; 45-60 mins from Waterloo, 30-35 mins from Southampton Central. The last train to Waterloo departs at 23:44. Trains to Southampton Central run until after midnight, except on Sundays when the last train departs at 23:48. Once at the train station, each venue is under 10 minutes in walking distance. All ticket holders should first visit The Anvil to collect your programme.

By air

The nearest international airport to Basingstoke is Southampton Airport. However the main airports are Heathrow and Gatwick which are just outside London. Once you have landed, you can take a train to central London making your way towards London Waterloo. Once there, there is a frequent direct train to Basingstoke.

By sea

We aren't really sure about this one. Maybe get in touch with the team if you're thinking of testing out your sea legs to get to Exit 6.

Places to stay

We recommend booking your hotel at The Red Lion Hotel in Basingstoke (it is perfectly placed in town and very reasonably priced for a room!) 


Alternatively, there are lots of hotels in and around Basingstoke Town Centre. Take a look at to see the full list.