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.

Where to Eat in Winchester

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Ivy Winchester Brasserie (103-104 High Street) and River Cottage Canteen - Winchester (Abbey Mill Abbey Mill Gardens) are great picks.

When to visit Winchester

Winchester in March
Estimated hotel price
C$ 130
1 night at 3-star hotel
Winchester in March
Estimated hotel price
C$ 130
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 13 km from the city centre The shortest flight to Winchester from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 6h 50m.

Train

Eurostar is the most popular train carrier serving Winchester, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Winchester to Oxford takes 0h 54m and costs around C$ 20 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about C$ 70 for a 1h 14m trip. Located 0.1 km from the city centre, Winchester is the busiest station in Winchester. Another popular train station is Winchester Shawford, located 5 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Winchester is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 96 km from Winchester. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Winchester, including National Express, FlixBus and Bus. The most popular bus station is Winchester, located 0.8 km from downtown Winchester. Winchester Avington Turn is also a commonly used station, and is 5 km from the city centre.

Airports near Winchester

Airlines serving Winchester

Lufthansa
Good (2,889 reviews)
KLM
Good (499 reviews)
British Airways
Good (2,034 reviews)
SWISS
Good (620 reviews)
Delta
Good (3,640 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,690 reviews)
Air France
Good (606 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,554 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,148 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,655 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (317 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (1,427 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,509 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (160 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (581 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (769 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (570 reviews)
Finnair
Good (853 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (2,459 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,457 reviews)
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Where to stay in Winchester

Average rates range from around C$ 349 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 349 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
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 167+
Holiday Inn Winchester
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 156+
Winchester Royal Hotel
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 125+
Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27, Jct.7
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 152+
Holiday Inn Southampton
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 160+
Leonardo Hotel Southampton
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 131+

Renting a car in Winchester

Expect to pay C$ 2.46 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$ 29.44 and C$ 39.25. The most frequently booked car type in Winchester is Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Renault Captur or similar) are, on average, 62% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.