Parking in Winchester

There is currently high demand for car park spaces within the city centre. This is partly due to the rail station car park closure and the migration of their customers into council run car parks.
We suggest that all commuters and visitors try to use the four Park & Ride sites until this demand has reduced.
In all likelyhood, spaces will be very limited until January 2017, and we ask for your assistance in trying to keep Winchester moving by using our award winning Park & Ride service.
An extended bus service will be running during the Christmas period and further details will be posted to the website shortly.

New machine trials

In Colebrook Street and St. Peter Street car parks, Winchester City Council are trialling a new method of payment in our pay machines for a 3 month period.

One machine in each car park has been converted to accept credit/debit card payments which also includes new contactless technology. The other change is that you no longer have to pay up front for the time that you think you might be staying for.

This new system allows you to ‘check-in’ by swiping your bank card and then confirming your vehicle registration. When you return to your car prior to leaving the site you swipe again to give you your ‘check-out’ time. This then gives the amount you will be debited on your receipt.

Points to remember

  1. You will need your vehicle registration
  2. Place ticket in vehicle but retain the ‘reminder’ portion
  3. Check out by using the same debit/credit card

The benefits are

  1. Less cost to you (as you are only being charged the tariff for the time you are parked)
  2. More flexible methods of payment
  3. No need to feel restricted in returning to the vehicle if your Pay & Display ticket is about to run out.
  4. The machine still acts as a Pay & Display machine and accepts coins

Please be advised that customers will be charged the maximum amount for the car park if they fail to ‘check-out’ before they leave. Any feedback please send to