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Information about parking in Winchester

Driving to Winchester couldn’t be easier, with the London to Southampton M3 passing right by the city on the western cusp of the South Downs National Park.

There are plenty of off-street car parks in Winchester – the majority of which are council-operated. On-street parking is also widely available, but there are usually maximum stay limits in operation.

There are also 4 park and ride locations serving Winchester, for which drivers only need to pay a small fare to cover both parking and public transport for the day.

JustPark provides information on wide choice of parking options across Winchester – including spaces on-street, off-street and those that are reservable, from driveways to car parks.

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Additional Information

Some additional information about parking in winchester, to cater to all your parking needs

  • On-street parking

    Due to the historic layout and influx of traffic in the city centre, most on-street parking in Winchester is limited to pay-and-display spaces. There are quite a good number of spaces available throughout the city, but they will almost always enforce a maximum stay of just 1 hour – so it is perhaps not a suitable option for most. Parking restrictions typically apply from 8am-6pm, Monday-Saturday, with some exceptions which will be highlighted on local signage.

    You can use find information on available on-street parking spaces in Winchester using the JustPark parking map.

    This information may change, please check all signage before parking.

  • Off-street parking

    There is a good selection of off-street car parks throughout Winchester, with the most convenient generally being council-operated. One such car park is Colebrook Street car park (SO23 9LH) which offers quite a reasonable short stay fare. This location is open 24 hours a day, Monday-Sunday, and provides the best access for visitors to Winchester Cathedral. The car park’s only drawback is that there are often limited spaces as the car park is relatively small. Parking charges only apply from 8am-6pm each day.

    Tower Street car park (SO23 8TA) is another council-operated off-street car park located at the opposite side of the city centre. This car park is much larger and still provides great access to the central areas of Winchester – also opening 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and charging the exact same rates as the above car park. Parking charges also only apply from 8am-6pm each day.

    Winchester City Council also provide 4 park and ride sites: two located to the southeast, one to the south, and one to the west of the city centre. Only a small fare – which covers both daily parking and bus travel – is needed, so this is a cheap option worth considering on any visit.

    JustPark offers a choice of reservable off-street parking in Winchester – in both council and commercially-run car parks, as well as at hotels, offices and on private driveways. You can browse these options and book a guaranteed space via our website or app.

    Location Operator Price Max Stay
    Tower Street Winchester City Council £1.30 / hour
    Gladstone Street Winchester City Council £1.30 / hour
    Jewry Street Winchester City Council £1.30 / hour
    Upper Brook Street Winchester City Council £1.30 / hour
    Winchester Railway Station Winchester City Council £8.00 / day

  • Public transport

    Winchester railway station is the only train station serving the city and is on the South Western Main Line, with regular trains to and from Southampton and London Waterloo – as well as access to many other parts of the country.

    There are multiple bus services providing routes to much of the southern coast and local area.

  • Disabled parking

    Disabled drivers displaying their Blue Badge may park for free and without time limit in any of the city’s pay-and-display spaces, as well as in some of the council-operated off-street car parks.

    Blue Badge holders may also park for up to 3 hours if necessary on single or double yellow lines, provided they are not causing an unnecessary obstruction to traffic.

    You can filter when searching on JustPark to show all our parking spaces with disabled access in Winchester (select this option by clicking on ‘Filters’ on the search results page).

  • Parking restrictions & event days

    On-street parking in Winchester city centre is generally limited to pay-and-display spaces, to help ensure residents can park freely without being affected by the influx of tourists that frequent the city’s attractions. Most on-street spaces enforce a maximum stay of just 1 hour, so it is paramount you take heed of this when you park because fines will be issued for illegal parking. Make sure to always read signposts on location for specific restrictions wherever you park.

    On the JustPark map, we’ll only show you spaces which you’re allowed to park during the dates/times you search for.

  • Overnight, weekends & bank holidays

    On-street parking charges in Winchester do not apply on Sundays or on Bank Holidays. Parking is also free on Sundays in all Winchester City Council car parks.

    Overnight parking is free in the majority of council-operated off-street car parks, as parking charges only typically apply from 8am-6pm each day.

    Enter your dates and times on our search results page to see what’s available overnight.

  • Nearby attractions

    Winchester is an ancient city in the county of Hampshire in southern England. The city has such historic significance, with some of the finest natural and architectural wonders the UK has to offer all in one place. Winchester Cathedral is one of the largest and most impressive cathedrals in Europe and dates back a thousand years, along with other landmarks like Winchester Castle and the ruins of Wolvesey Castle. A truly fascinating city, all whilst being on the doorstep of the beautiful South Downs National Park – which stretches from Winchester city centre’s eastern edge all the way to the Sussex coastline.