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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:00:00 until 20:30:00
  • Saturday open from 06:00:00 until 19:30:00
  • Sunday open from 07:00:00 until 20:30:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Step-free category A Station - This station has step-free access to all platforms
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on both platforms. The National key toilets are located on Platforms 1; these toilets are operated by a radar key. A radar key is available from station staff upon request. A 'National Key Scheme' key [RADAR] can be purchased by contacting the following. Address: 12 City Forum, 250 City Road, London, EC1V 8AF. Tel: 020 7250 3222. Minicom: 020 7250 4119. Fax: 020 7250 0212. Email: radar@radar.org.uk.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Find WiFi Hotspots around Winchester station.
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameMain Car Park and Decked Car Park
Car parking spaces411
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces286
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 1 car park, platform 2
Cycle storage notesCompound
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Winchester station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

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.

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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 PooleSouth Western Railway17:522Late
to PooleSouth Western Railway17:522Late
to PooleSouth Western Railway17:551On time
to PooleSouth Western Railway18:032On time
to PooleSouth Western Railway18:032On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from BournemouthSouth Western Railway17:551On time
from BournemouthSouth Western Railway18:022On time
from BournemouthSouth Western Railway18:142Late
from BournemouthSouth Western Railway18:171On time
from BournemouthSouth Western Railway18:221On time
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