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Winchester Train Station


Winchester Station
Station Hill
SO23 8TJ
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Station overview

A ticket office is available. Ticket office
Baby changing facilities are available. Baby changing facilities
A ticket machine is available. Ticket machine
A waiting room is available. Waiting room
Wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs
Wi-Fi is available. Wi-Fi
A phone box is available. Phone box
Toilets are available. Toilets
A post box is available. Post box
Facility Information
Ticket office information

In both booking halls

Ticket office opening hours Monday to Friday: 06:30 to 20:30 Saturday: 06:00 to 19:30 Sunday: 07:00 to 20:30
Self service ticket machines A ticket machine is available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is available.
Service Information
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40
CCTV CCTV systems are available.
Rail Replacement Service

Station Hill Bus Stop

Information Systems Information systems are not available.
Service Information
Winchester station customer services

Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650

Left luggage Left luggage is not available.
Lost property Lost property is available at the station. Monday to Friday: 07:30 to 19:00
Lost property contact details


Facility Information
Lounge A first class lounge is not available.
Lounge opening hours A first class lounge is not available.
Facility Information
Seating area A seating area is available.
Waiting rooms Waiting rooms are not available.
Waiting room information

A heated waiting room is located on Platform 2. The seating complies with the Code of Practice. 

Trolleys Trolleys are not available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are available.
Refreshment facilities information

Platform 2 - Costa Coffee offering hot and cold drinks, light snacks.
Platform 1 - Destino coffee shop offering hot and cold drinks, light snacks, hot breakfast food in the A.M. Pumpkin Café offering hot and cold drinks, light snacks, some baked goods. Also offers Newspapers and magazines.
Vending machines on both platforms offering snacks and cold drinks.

Toilets Toilets are available.
Toilets information Toilets are closed at 2030. The toilets are located on both platforms. The National key toilets are located on Platforms 1; these toilets are operated by a radar key. A radar key is available from station staff upon request. A 'National Key Scheme' key [RADAR] can be purchased by contacting the following. Address: 12 City Forum, 250 City Road, London, EC1V 8AF. Tel: 020 7250 3222. Minicom: 020 7250 4119. Fax: 020 7250 0212. Email: [email protected].
Baby changing Baby changing facilities are available.
Pay phone Pay phones are available. Cards and coins
Public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is available.

Find WiFi Hotspots around Winchester station

Post box A Post box is available.
Tourist information office A tourist information office is not available.
Cashpoint A cashpoint is available.
Bureau de change A bureau de change is not available.
Shops Shops are available.
Shops information

Marks and Spencer in the booking hall on Platform 2. (closed since March 2020.)

Showers Showers are not available.
Facility Information
Helpline information A helpline is available.

Assistance from station staff is available to customers boarding and alighting trains, and moving through this station - at all times trains are running. Please make yourself known to staff at the Ticket Gateline. You can book assistance up to 2 hours before your journey when travelling on South Western Railway. Planning in advance isn't always possible so do not worry if you haven't booked - our staff will do their best to assist you onto your preferred train.

Monday to Friday: 24 Hours a Day Saturday: 24 Hours a Day Sunday: 24 Hours a Day
Helpline contact details 0800 5282100


Customer help points available Customer help points are available.
Customer help points information

Help points are available on all platforms

Staff help Staff help is available.

Staff help available until 23:00 daily

Staff help opening times Monday to Friday: 05:45 to 23:00 Saturday: 05:45 to 23:00 Sunday: 06:30 to 23:00
Accessible ticket machines Accessible ticket machines are available.
Accessible ticket machines information

All South Western Railway ticket machines are able to sell tickets with Disabled Persons Railcard discounts. All machines are accessible, however the station may not be so please check the station access note for further details

Accessible ticket office counter An accessible ticket office counter is available.
Induction loop An induction loop is available.
Ramp for train access A ramp for train access is available.
Accessible taxis Accessible taxis are not available.
Accessible public pay phones Accessible public pay phones are not available.
National key toilets National key toilets are available.
Step free access coverage Whole Station

Step-free category B1 Station. Step-free access to all platforms - may include long or steep ramps. Access between platforms may be via the street. This station has step-free access to all platforms. Access to Platform 1 (for trains towards London and Reading) is via ramp (1:18, 25m) from car park, drop-off etc.
Access to Platform 2 (for trains towards Southampton and Portsmouth) is step-free from forecourt (NB forecourt slopes away at 1:10). 
Platform 2 night gate has short 1:8 ramp.
Access between platforms is via footbridge with lifts (available 24 hours), through subway (stepped) or via the street (745m, some narrow pavements and steep gradients)

Impaired mobility set down Impaired mobility set down Machine is not available.
Disabled parking Disable parking is not available.
Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available.
Ticket gates Ticket gates are present.
Main Car Park and Decked Car Park
Spaces 411
Opening times
  • Monday to Friday: 24 Hours a Day
  • Saturday: 24 Hours a Day
  • Sunday: 24 Hours a Day
  • Off peak: £3.50
  • Per hour: N/A
  • Daily: £9.30
  • Weekly: £46.20
  • Monthly: £138.90
  • Three monthly: £416.70
  • Six monthly: N/A
  • Annual: £1379.00
Contact details

Weekend ticket available from 1200 Friday £7.90

Off Peak from 1600 Monday to Saturday

Smart Car
Spaces 8
Opening times
  • Monday to Friday: 24 Hours a Day
  • Saturday: 24 Hours a Day
  • Sunday: 24 Hours a Day
  • Off peak: £1.20
  • Per hour: N/A
  • Daily: £5.30
  • Weekly: £26.50
  • Monthly: £72.40
  • Three monthly: £217.20
  • Six monthly: N/A
  • Annual: £718.20
Contact details

Weekend ticket available from 1200 Friday £4.80

Off Peak from 1600 Monday to Saturday

Bus services available Bus services are available.
Bus services information

Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here

Cycle storage available Cycle storage is available.
Storage type Compound
Spaces 286
Sheltered Yes
Storage location

Platform 1 car park, platform 2

Transport Information
Taxi rank available A taxi rank is not available.
Airport available Airport information is not available.
Port available Port information is available.

Winchester Train Station was opened in 1839 by the London and Southampton Railway. The station saw competition in the 1900s from Winchester (Chesil) but today it is the only station serving the city.

The station has seen a series of renovations over the years. In 2013, this included a new footbridge with lifts to improve accessibility.

Today, Winchester Train Station continues to serve this historic and beloved city. Popular routes include Bournemouth to WinchesterBristol to Winchester and Southampton to Winchester.

Things to do in Winchester

The city of Winchester can trace its roots back as far as the Iron Age. Three hillforts from this period are nearby at St. Catherine’s Hill, Worthy Down and Oram’s Arbour. During the Roman occupation of Britain, Winchester became the local capital, and by the start of the third century, the walled city had become one of the largest towns in Roman Britain. Only a fraction of the city walls remain today.

The long-standing heritage of the city means there is an expansive history to see on your next visit. Winchester Cathedral is a peerless example of gothic architecture. It was built over the course of nearly 500 years, starting in 1079 and is one of the largest of its kind anywhere in Europe. Two more significant buildings from this period are the ruins of Wolvesey Castle, built around 970, and Winchester Castle. Winchester Castle was built in 1067, making it one of the first Norman castles in England.

If that’s not enough history for your visit you can also visit the Winchester City Museum located in The Square, or Winchester College, which was built in the 14th century and is believed to be the oldest continually running school in England.

Winchester offers local flavour to explore too. The annual Hat Fair takes place each July and is a celebration of street theatre, music and comedy. For a more quirky side of the city, look out for the Painted Bollards. These are the product of an art project to paint bollards throughout the city in the style of iconic artists. At the time of writing, there are 28 bollards in the collection. Can you find them all and identify the artist?

Of course, there are also plenty of places to shop, eat and be entertained. Try the Blue Apple Theatre for stage productions you won’t see anywhere else. The performances at this pioneering theatre are by, and to support, people with learning disabilities.

Don’t forget to explore outside the city too. Winchester is located on the edge of the beautiful South Downs, and you can even walk the Clarendon Way which was formerly the historic Roman road to Salisbury.

It should be no surprise to learn that Winchester has twice been voted one of the best places to live in the UK, thanks to Channel 4 in 2006 and the Sunday Times in 2016. Moving home might be out of the question, but there’s nothing stopping you from booking a visit to this iconic city with CrossCountry trains.

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