Winchester lies surrounded by Hampshire's countryside on the edge of the South Downs – within easy reach the maritime cities of Southampton (13 miles) and Portsmouth (30 miles) to the south and the New Forest to the west (18 miles). London is also a short 45 minute train journey away for those that need easy access to the city.
Why not visit us and stay at the Holiday Inn Winchester - ideally placed for a short break in the South of England?
To travel around Winchester and to the surrounding towns (Alresford, Alton and further afield), you can use Stagecoach bus service. Bluestar offers routes from Winchester to the Southampton area.
Cycling is a great, cheap, healthy and environmentally friendly way to get around the city. So why not leave the car behind and cycle around the city?!
If you don’t want to invest in a bicycle, you borrow a bicycle from the Bikeabout bicycle loan service. For an annual registration fee of £20 (or £35 for two) you can borrow a bike as often as you like. Plus you will also receive a free cycle helmet, personal reflective jacket and cycle map when joining.
Why not leave your car at home and travel around the city by foot?! Winchester is a compact and pedestrian friendly city that's just perfect for exploring on foot. Plus the city area is well served with excellent coach and rail links.
Winchester operates a park and ride system which is easily accessible from the M3 motorway and provides frequent bus services to all main areas of Winchester. For a small charge, the Hoppa bus travels from the station (Broadway) and the car parks to the city centre. The service only runs during the operating hours of the park and ride service.