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Car Parks and Cycle Parking

Thank you for visiting our City

This page will give you useful information for your visit and how to park your car or bike 


If you’re driving, the easiest and cheapest way to visit is to use one of our Park and Ride sites. There are five to choose from and buses run frequently into the centre of the city. Or, if you park at Barfield (East Winchester) Park and Ride -  it’s just an 11 minute walk to the city centre (the picturesque walk takes you alongside the River Itchen.) These are the best choice for travelling into the city as not driving into the city centre helps improve our air quality in the city. There are 2137 Park & Ride parking spaces now available. 

Park and Walk – (best for free evening and Sunday parking, or a quick visit into the city) 

We also have lots of parking options a short walk from the centre – just 5-10 minutes, depending which one you choose.

These ‘park and walk’ car parks (Park and Walk zone 2 link below) all offer free one hour parking options for those occasions you need to ‘nip’ to the shops.. Plus, they are free to park in the evening and on Sundays too! 

These car parks are:
Chesil Street Multi Storey
River Park
Cattle Market
Worthy Lane
Durngate (operated by Hampshire County Council - free evenings only, charge applies Sunday) 

Other car parks can be found on the map, or on the ‘city centre zone one’ link below– but please note, these do not have the same free parking options that our other car parks do, as it is an air quality action zone.

If you are a blue badge holder, you can park for free in our city centre pay and display car parks at all times. 

Map of car parks



Got a bike?

We have recently installed cycle parking in our city centre – So you can choose a greener travel option if you prefer. Have a look at our map of where you can park your bike. 


View Winchester & District Parking Map in a larger map


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