South Winchester Park and Ride

South Winchester Park and Ride

South Winchester Park and Ride has 864 spaces and is accessible from Junction 11 of the M3. It runs in conjunction with the existing Park & Ride sites, St Catherine's and Barfield, located at East Winchester, off Junction 10 of the M3.

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

Bus Route

The bus route from the South Winchester P&R car park calls at stops on Romsey Road (for the Hospital, University, Police Headquarters and Prison), Westgate (for the County Council, Law Courts and 'top end' of the High Street, the Railway Station and the Broadway (Cathedral and town centre) before heading to the East Winchester car parks (St Catherine's and Barfield)


Four ticket types will be available at all Park & Ride Sites, as summarised below.

Daily Ticket - £3.00 per day with coins

These tickets are purchased daily from the machines located around the car park. Two tickets will be issued; one to place in the vehicle, one for the bus travel. The machines accept coins only.
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.

Off Peak Weekday Ticket After 10:30am - £2.50 per day

After 10:30am Monday to Friday, a ticket for the rest of that day will cost just £2.50, cheaper and greener than parking in the City centre.

There is no charge on a Sunday, but no bus services are available.

Annual Season Tickets - £552.00

Season tickets allow parking within the Park and Ride car parks without the need for daily payment at the ticket machine. Season Tickets are purchased as a convenient alternative to daily payment and at a discounted cost.

Pre-Payment Smart Card - £2.70 per day

A pre-payment card may be credited with any amount between £25 and £150. With the pre-payment card, the user will benefit from a 10% discount making the daily cost £2.70 per use. The card should be placed into the machine on each day of use to obtain the two usual tickets.

The machine will display the remaining balance of the card on each use and the card may be credited at the Parking Services counter at Winchester City Council whenever the user wishes to purchase more credit.

Park and Cycle Season Ticket - £110.00

A Park and Cycle season ticket allows parking in the South Park and Ride car park. The user can then either walk or cycle along Viaduct Way/NCN cycle route 23 into Winchester.

Hours of bus operation

Monday to Friday 06.30 to 19.44 (last bus back leaves town approx. 19.30)

Saturday  06.55 to 18.51 (last bus back leaves town approx. 18.30)

There is no bus service on Sundays or Public Holidays.

Bus Frequencies

Monday to Friday:

Every 7 to 8 minutes during the peak hours, off peak buses run every 12 minutes.

Evening services after 6pm, buses run every 15 to 20 minutes

On Saturday, buses run every 12 minutes or less from 7.00 until 18.30.

Car Park Information

Entrance Location Hockley Link, Winchester - Access via M3 Junction 11
Number of Spaces

Standard Bays   810

Disabled Bays     29

Parent and Child  Bays 20

Season Ticket Group Park and Ride
Season Ticket Prices Annual Season Ticket £552
No. of Ticket Machines/Pay Stations 9