Commuting to Winchester

If commuting to the University of Winchester is the right option for you, we have a range of travel options and benefits on offer.


Located in the Southern centre of the UK, Winchester has great transport links for commuting students. We've also ensured our cohort have access to sustainable travel initiatives and discounts to make journeys as cost effective as possible.

If you choose to commute, you will still be able to enjoy the full university experience. All social events and clubs are open to you, you have access to all our support services and there are plenty of study spaces and social spaces across campus. If suitable, we also have short term guest rooms available and delicious breakfast options on campus.

Each year we enrol students travelling in from both the local area (Southampton, Fareham, Portsmouth) and further afield (Warwick, Swansea, the Isle of Wight). Take a look at our commuter map at a handful of the locations:


Information about commuting to Winchester

Commuting options

Walking: you save a lot of money on transport by coming to Winchester as everywhere is so walkable. Our on campus accommodation is around a 5-10 minute walk from lecture halls, seminar rooms, food halls etc. The city centre is a 10-15 minute walk from campus and with road crossings dotted throughout the routes, it's an extremely easy way for students to commute. Watch the journey from campus to the city centre here

Cycling: we have extensive cycling facilities on campus - including cycle hoops, covered shelters, cycle lockers, and repair/maintenance stands. In addition, we have loan bikes and e-bikes available for students who might want to try riding before they commit to buying their own bike. We have also secured discounts at local bike stores. Shower and changing facilities are available across our campus. 

Bus: Winchester benefits from an excellent Park and Ride Scheme and we have some brilliant deals with local bus companies to ensure you have discounted travel.

Train: we currently help students save around 30% on South Western Railway season tickets. Travelling by train is also super easy, as the university is only a 10 minute walk from the station. Watch the route on this TikTok

Below are some of train journey times to Winchester.

Commuting Students Network

Students who join the Commuting Students Network have the chance to connect with other students who share similar circumstances. There are monthly get-together events held on different days and times to try and make them accessible to as many people as possible. Whether students are commuting from within Hampshire or further afield, our Commuting Students Network brings people together and makes them a part of the Winchester community.

Commuter Society Lounge

Created and hosted by our Student Union, the Commuter Society Lounge has been created with homely facilities designed to give commuting students a 'home from home'. Complete with comfy sofas, a microwave and fridge, a shower, lockers, and a suite of network PCs and printer, our commuting students have the chance to meet face to face and build up friendships all across the university. Take a look inside the lounge here