The Cathedral lies right in the centre of the historic city of Winchester, with its excellent road and rail links. Southampton Airport and the ports of Southampton and Portsmouth are all within easy reach.
Winchester is on the main line from London Waterloo with trains running several times an hour (journey time approximately 1 hour). It is also easily accessible by train from Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton, Basingstoke and Oxford.
For information on train times and prices contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk
For local bus services visit the Stagecoach website
Winchester is well connected to the motorway network and can be easily accessed from all directions. Located just off the M3 (Junctions 9, 10 & 11), it’s an easy journey by road from London (1.5 hours) and Southampton (20 minutes). Take the A34 from Newbury (35 minutes), Oxford (1 hour) and the A30 from Salisbury (40 minutes).
There is no parking within the Cathedral Close or the immediate vicinity.
Winchester has a number of short-stay and long-stay car parks throughout the city. It has an excellent Park & Ride service, with three car parks easily accessible from the M3 motorway and only minutes away from the city centre. A frequent bus service operates from all Park & Ride car parks to all main areas of Winchester city centre.
For further information about travel and parking in Winchester, visit Winchester City Council website
Download a map of the Cathedral and Close (PDF)
Includes the Visitors’ Centre, Education Centre and Cathedral Office
Opening and admissions
Practical information to help plan your visit