David Scard

Alton Bus Rally & Running Day


One of Britain's biggest Bus Rallies & Running Days.


Display of over 150 Buses and Coaches from a variety of eras and operating areas.


Large display of other types of vehicles including Classic Cars, Lorries, Motorcycles, Vans, Emergency Services and Military vehicles.


Extensive network of FREE bus services re-creating the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's era of bus operation in East Hampshire.


Sales stands, catering outlets, toilets and FREE parking on site.


Entry to the event is FREE.


For more information about the event please click here.

Andi North


David Scard

2019 event summary and pictures


185 buses and coaches attended the event and around 50 of these were used to operate the network of free bus services which consisted of 16 routes. In addition there were also around 200 other vehicle exhibits and more than 60 sales stands. Over 5,000 visitors attended the event and more than 40 volunteer members of staff did their best to ensure everything ran smoothly and everybody had an enjoyable day.


A big thank you to everyone who attended the event, especially all the vehicle owners. You helped to make the event a huge success. We hope you enjoyed your day and look forward to seeing you in 2022 (note that the 2020 and 2021 events were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

A BYD electric bus from the Stagecoach 'Guildford Electrics' fleet works an Alton Town Service at the 2019 event.

Les Smith

An open top Volvo Olympian enters the Bus Station at Anstey Park to work The Original Alton Sightseeing Tour at the 2019 event.

Richard Kirwin

A line up of former London Transport buses, mainly AEC Routemasters, on display at Anstey Park at the 2019 event.

Andy Deamer

A Bedford VAL restored by Cresta Coaches of Alresford heads out of Anstey Park on a free bus service at the 2019 event.

Andy Deamer

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