London to Winchester

Is Train, Bus or Driving Best?

Winchester Cathedral, from

Taking a day trip from London to Winchester is easy and highly popular. It’s a lovely small town, full of English charm, with some wonderful old buildings and one of the finest cathedrals in the country. It has the longest central aisle of any church in Europe, and is truly impressive.

You can drive to Winchester from central London in about 90 minutes, if you've hired a rental car for your trip, but if you have no car then rail is the best option as it is only about 1 hour by fast train.

Buses are much cheaper than train travel but the journey takes at least two hours, sometimes longer. You can still enjoy a day out in Winchester by bus if you are on a budget, but the train is better.

The Best Things to Do in Winchester

The Best Things to Do in Winchester include visiting Winchester Cathedral and its surrounding buildings such as the Deanery. Jane Austen is buried in the Cathedral and nearby is the house in which she died (though it isn’t open to the public). Other attractions include pleasant walks through the Water Meadows, visiting the 12th-century Hospital of Saint Cross, the City Mill, the City Museum, and the Great Hall, which is the only surviving part of Winchester Castle. For more information visit our Best Things to Do in Winchester page.

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