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An important stop for trains between London and the south coast, Winchester station is every inch the traditional Victorian railway building, with a crisp white facade, a smart canopy and a prominent black and white clock over its main entrance. The station has been welcoming visitors to the city since 1839 and was renovated in 2004, adding a second ticket office. More recent upgrades include a new footbridge incorporating lifts, and an extension of the car park.

Trains to Winchester take just an hour from London Waterloo, and within a 10-minute walk, visitors can be in the historic heart of the city. Attractions include the huge Gothic cathedral, the 15th-century market cross and the Victorian Guildhall, plus a wealth of independent shops and restaurants. For those keen to explore the natural beauty of the area, the station is only around two miles from the western edge of the South Downs National Park.

Station details & facilities

Trains to Winchester station

Winchester train station is mainly served by South Western Railway trains, which connect London Waterloo to Winchester in 1h 23m, Weymouth to Winchester in 2h 1m and Portsmouth to Winchester in 57m.

Need more information on how to get to Winchester by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Winchester.

Winchester train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Winchester station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Winchester railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Winchester.

There are two platforms at Winchester station. You can get into the station from either the west side via Station Road (direct access to platform 2 for trains travelling south) or the east side via Stockbridge Road (direct access to platform 1 for trains to London and the North). There are car parks, ticket offices, cycle storage and ticket machines on both sides. The taxi rank, drop off point and bus stops are outside the front of the main entrance on Station Road.

Winchester train station parking

Winchester train station has two car parks on both sides of the building. Step-free access is available at both car parks.

Hotels near Winchester train station

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Frequently asked questions

Is Winchester station open?

Winchester station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Winchester station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Winchester station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Winchester.

Are there toilets at Winchester station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Winchester station.

Are dogs allowed at Winchester station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Winchester station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Winchester

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Winchester station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Manchester PiccadillyCrossCountry09:321Late
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway09:421On time
to BournemouthSouth Western Railway09:442On time
to BournemouthSouth Western Railway10:082On time
to Portsmouth HarbourSouth Western Railway10:082On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from BournemouthSouth Western Railway09:411On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway09:432On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway10:072On time
from Portsmouth HarbourSouth Western Railway10:221On time
from BournemouthSouth Western Railway10:221On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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