Winchester is conveniently located and served by a variety of excellent transport links. Please consider using public transport rather than driving – and please, above all, don’t drink and drive.
Winchester’s stunning neo-Gothic Guildhall is located at the bottom of the High Street, near the famous King Alfred statue. There is step-free access via the lift.
Guildhall Winchester, The Broadway, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9GH
There are a range of car parks in the centre of town (click here for a link to Winchester City Council car parks) plus three well serviced Park & Ride sites on the outskirts, whose buses drop off outside the Guildhall. The most convenient car parks to the venue are the Chesil multi-storey, Colebrook Street, Friarsgate and The Brooks. PLEASE NOTE that Winchester is extremely busy at this time of year, especially in a car, so please leave plenty of extra time and try to travel at non-peak times. Also, please DO NOT drink and drive: plan ahead to avoid this, by using public transport or staying over.
Winchester train station is located at the top of town, approximately ten to fifteen minutes on foot or five by taxi.
Southwestern Railways operate regular services from London Waterloo via Clapham, Woking and Basingstoke. To the south and west, trains continue directly to Southampton (and the airport), Brockenhurst (for the New Forest), Portsmouth Harbour and Weymouth. Journey time from Waterloo is usually around one hour but there can be engineering works (or sometimes industrial strike action) at the weekends so please do check on this nearer the time.
Winchester bus station is served by a number of national bus companies and is located directly opposite the Guildhall.
Winchester is just 20 minutes away from Southampton Airport. London Heathrow is roughly an hour by car while Gatwick is an hour and a half.
Winchester has a number of taxi firms. While we can’t take any responsibility for referrals, the ones we’ve used in the past are:
- Wessex Cars: 01962 877749
- Wintax: 01962 878727