Communication - Trains, Airports, Motorways

Winchester is situated in the centre of Hampshire, one of the largest counties in England. Located in the South of England, Hampshire has main ports at Southampton and Portsmouth, excellent rail links with London and a local airport at Southampton.

By Road - Winchester is connected to the motorway network with easy access from all parts of the country. Drivers approaching Winchester from the north should exit at junction 9 on the M3. At junction 10, motorists can only access and exit the M3 from the south.

Access to Winchester

  • London - M3
  • South Coast - M3 and M27
  • Midlands and North - A34
  • West Country - A303
  • South-East - M20, M25, M3 or A272
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  • Map of Winchester Town
  • Local travel news for Hampshire

By Rail - Winchester is served by the mainline route between London Waterloo and the South Coast. Fast services to London Waterloo take approximately 55 minutes. There are also regular connections to the Midlands and the North.

South West Trains information

National Rail information on timetables and real-time train running information Telephone 08457 48 49 50 for National Rail Enquiries

By Sea - Winchester is a 30 to 45 minute drive from the south coast ports of Southampton and Portsmouth. The Kent ports and the Channel Tunnel are 2 to 3 hours drive away using the motorway network.

Brittany Ferries sail into Portsmouth from St Malo and Caen
P&O Ferries sail from Bilbao
P&O Ferries from Portsmouth

By Coach - National Express run regular coach services from London, Heathrow, Oxford and Southampton with connections from most other destinations in the UK.

Telephone 0990 808 080 for National Express enquiries.

By Air - The closest airport to Winchester is Southampton (Eastleigh), with daily flights from Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam as well as from the Channel Islands, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow. London Heathrow is 50 miles away and London Gatwick is 72 miles away. There are regular road, rail and coach links from both of these airports with the motorway journey time to Winchester between 1 and 2 hours.

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