Winchester travel guide

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You're Going to Love Winchester

With a population of 40,000, Winchester is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Winchester deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Winchester

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Ivy Winchester Brasserie (103-104 High Street) and The Chesil Rectory (1 Chesil Street) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Côte Brasserie - Winchester (73 High Street) and Brasserie Blanc Winchester (20 Jewry St 19) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Winchester.

When to visit Winchester

Winchester in April
Estimated hotel price
$92
1 night at 3-star hotel
Winchester in April
Estimated hotel price
$92
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Winchester in July, when the average temperature is 62.6 °F, and the highest can go up to 71.6 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 35.6 °F, with an average temperature of 41 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 3.9″. In contrast, April is usually the driest month of the year in Winchester, with an average rainfall of 2″.

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How to Get to Winchester

Plane

When flying to Winchester, you’ll arrive at Southampton Airport (SOU), which is located 8 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Winchester from the United States departs from New York and takes around 6h 50m.

Train

Eurostar is the most popular train carrier serving Winchester, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Winchester to Lille takes 1h 22m and costs around $51 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about $41 for a 1h 34m trip. Located 0.1 miles from the city center, Winchester is the busiest station in Winchester. Another popular train station is Winchester Shawford, located 3 miles from the center.

Car

Another option to get to Winchester is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 60 miles from Winchester. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Winchester, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Southampton, the bus ride to Winchester takes 95 miles and will cost you around $10. From Southsea, the ticket costs about $11 for a journey of 111 miles. The most popular bus station is Winchester, located 0.5 miles from downtown Winchester. Winchester Avington Turn is also a commonly used station, and is 3 miles from the city center.

Plane

When flying to Winchester, you’ll arrive at Southampton Airport (SOU), which is located 8 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Winchester from the United States departs from New York and takes around 6h 50m.

Train

Eurostar is the most popular train carrier serving Winchester, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Winchester to Lille takes 1h 22m and costs around $51 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about $41 for a 1h 34m trip. Located 0.1 miles from the city center, Winchester is the busiest station in Winchester. Another popular train station is Winchester Shawford, located 3 miles from the center.

Car

Another option to get to Winchester is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 60 miles from Winchester. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Winchester, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Southampton, the bus ride to Winchester takes 95 miles and will cost you around $10. From Southsea, the ticket costs about $11 for a journey of 111 miles. The most popular bus station is Winchester, located 0.5 miles from downtown Winchester. Winchester Avington Turn is also a commonly used station, and is 3 miles from the city center.

Airports near Winchester

Airlines serving Winchester

Lufthansa
Good (4,676 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
SWISS
Good (941 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,749 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,172 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,445 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,597 reviews)
Air France
Good (976 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,100 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,937 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,352 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,231 reviews)
LOT
Good (672 reviews)
Finnair
Good (765 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (929 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
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Where to stay in Winchester

Average rates range from around $116 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $267 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Winchester

Most booked hotels in Winchester

Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, 4836 reviews)
$123+
Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27, Jct.7
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, 3939 reviews)
$87+
Leonardo Hotel Southampton
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, 3247 reviews)
$101+
Holiday Inn Winchester
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, 2498 reviews)
$117+
The Winchester Hotel & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, 1144 reviews)
$126+
Winchester Royal Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8, 4429 reviews)
$108+

Renting a car in Winchester

Expect to pay $7.00 per gallon in Winchester (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $84.04 and $112.05.

Expect to pay $7.00 per gallon in Winchester (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $84.04 and $112.05.