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 among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Winchester to see all of its attractions.

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 March
Estimated hotel price
C$ 120
1 night at 3-star hotel
Winchester in March
Estimated hotel price
C$ 120
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Winchester in July, when the average temperature is 17 °C, and the highest can go up to 22 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 2 °C, with an average temperature of 5 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 100 mm. In contrast, April is usually the driest month of the year in Winchester, with an average rainfall of 50 mm.

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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 centre The shortest flight to Winchester from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 9h 45m.

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 C$ 70 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about C$ 56 for a 1h 34m trip. Located 0.1 miles from the city centre, Winchester is the busiest station in Winchester. Another popular train station is Winchester Shawford, located 3 miles from the centre.

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 keddy by 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 C$ 14. From Southsea, the ticket costs about C$ 15 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 centre.

Plane

When flying to Winchester, you’ll arrive at Southampton Airport (SOU), which is located 8 miles from the city centre The shortest flight to Winchester from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 9h 45m.

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 C$ 70 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about C$ 56 for a 1h 34m trip. Located 0.1 miles from the city centre, Winchester is the busiest station in Winchester. Another popular train station is Winchester Shawford, located 3 miles from the centre.

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 keddy by 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 C$ 14. From Southsea, the ticket costs about C$ 15 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 centre.

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
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TAP AIR PORTUGAL
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Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in Winchester

Average rates range from around C$ 160 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 367 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Days Inn by Wyndham Winchester M3 and Days Inn by Wyndham Sutton Scotney North.

Where to stay in popular areas of Winchester

Most booked hotels in Winchester

Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 169+
Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27, Jct.7
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 119+
Leonardo Hotel Southampton
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 139+
Holiday Inn Winchester
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 161+
The Winchester Hotel & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 173+
Winchester Royal Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 149+

Renting a car in Winchester

Expect to pay C$ 2.54 per litre in Winchester (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 30.47 and C$ 40.63. The most frequently booked car type in Winchester is Compact (Mini Hatch or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) are, on average, 30% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Expect to pay C$ 2.54 per litre in Winchester (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 30.47 and C$ 40.63. The most frequently booked car type in Winchester is Compact (Mini Hatch or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) are, on average, 30% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.