East Winchester (St Catherine's) Park and Ride

The East Winchester P&R: St Catherine's car park has 591 spaces and is situated at Bar End near the M3. Travelling south please use junction 9 and travelling north please use junction 10. For Sat Nav users, the postcode is SO23 9NP

The car park is monitored by CCTV and has been awarded Park Mark status for security and safety.

Bus Route

The bus route runs from the East Winchester P&R car parks to the South Winchester P&R car park calling at stops in the Broadway and outside M&S for the City Centre, the Railway Station, Westgate for the Law Courts and County Council and at the Hospital on Romsey Road, which also serves the University, Police headquarters and Prison. Most P&R bus shelters are green and all have distinctive Park and Ride poles/flags.

Tickets & Charges

The ticket machines are Pay and Display. On payment they produce two tickets - one to display in the vehicle and the other to show to the driver of the Park and Ride bus so you and your passengers can travel to and from town.  Customers can also pay for parking using their mobile/smart phone and credit/debit card via RingGo. Upon payment with RingGo, just show your text receipt to the bus driver.

The following daily tariffs will apply Monday to Saturday (no charge for parking Sundays or Bank Holidays when no bus service runs):

  • All Day - £3.00 with coins
  • Monday to Friday, arrival after 10.30am - £2.50 with coins
  • Arrival after 4.00pm - FREE (but you must obtain tickets from machine)
  • Saturdays - 3 hours Parking Only option - £1.50 with coins
  • Sundays and Bank Holidays - Free with no bus service. The walk into town is approximately 1 mile

Payment is required to be made by blue badge holders at the site if using the bus service. If a holder of a valid National Bus Pass this may be used to ride free on the Park and Ride buses and no payment required. Such a concession would only apply to holders of Bus Passes and payment at the site will be required if there are passengers travelling with the blue badge/bus pass holder who do not have a valid bus pass for use.

Season Tickets and Smart Cards

For regular users Season Tickets and Smart Cards are available to purchase offering a more convenient way to pay for parking and at a discounted cost.

For full time users, we recommend the pre-payment season ticket option. Please see the Season Tickets - Park and Ride page for more information.

For part-time users, we recommend the pre-payment Smart Card option. Please see the Smart Cards page for more information.

Hours of bus operation

Monday to Friday 06.25 to 19.52 (last bus back from town approx. 19.30)

Saturday 07.00 to 18.40 (last bus back from town approx. 18.30)

There is no bus service on Sundays or Public Holidays.

Bus Frequencies

Monday to Friday: 
Buses run every  7 or 8 minutes during the peak hours, off peak every 12 minutes.
Evening service after 6pm, buses run every 15 to 20 minutes

On Saturday, buses run up to every 12 minutes during the day and every 15 minutes before 09.00

Car Park Information

The St Catherine's Park and Ride site includes an amenity building with visitor information, accessible toilets and help points.

St Catherines Park and Ride - Car Park Information

Directions to St Catherines Park and Ride from the M3

Travelling north, exit at junction 10 and follow sign posting for the Park and Ride (first left at roundabout)
Travelling south, exit at junction 9 onto the A31 and follow sign posting for the Park and Ride.

Car Park Information

Entrance Location Garnier Road or Bar End Road, SO23 9NP - Access via M3 Junction 10 (northbound) or M3 Junction 9 (southbound)
Number of Spaces

Standard Bays       579

Disabled Bays            2

Motorhome Spaces 10

Season Ticket Group N/A (Smart Cards available)
Season Ticket Prices N/A
No. of Ticket Machines/Pay Stations 9

Further Information

For further information, please contact Parking Services at Winchester City Council, Colebrook Street, Winchester.

Opening times are:
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm,
Saturday and Sunday closed

tel: 01962 848 346
email: parking@winchester.gov.uk