Venue, travel and accommodation

ICEBAT UK 2024 will be held in the historic city of Winchester, a city in the county of Hampshire, on the edge of England's South Downs National Park. 

Please discover the town via Visit Winchester



University of Winchester

The Stripe building

Sparkford Road



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University of Winchester - Finding your Way around Campus


Winchester is well-served by regular bus and rail services making public transport a good choice for travelling to the University. 


Winchester rail station is approximately 0.7 miles (15-minute walk / 10-minute cycle) from the King Alfred Quarter and 1 mile (20-minute walk / 15-minute cycle) from the West Downs Quarter. Visit the National Rail website to check the frequency of trains from your local station.


Bluestar and Stagecoach both run bus services with stops close to the University. If you’re travelling from Southampton or Chandler’s Ford, Bluestar Route 1 stops on Southgate Street. Stagecoach also run numerous services into the city. Details of their routes are shown on this map, the timetables for which can be found here.


Park and Ride

If you are looking to drive to Winchester it is recommended that you use the Park & Ride (P&R) service. 
There are four P&R car parks located on the outskirts of the city:

  • South Winchester, located just off J11 of the M3;
  • Pitt, on Romsey Road; and
  • St Catherine’s and Barfield, which are both located to the east off J9 or J10 of the M3.

The Park and Ride website has more details, including the current bus timetable. The University is well-served by the service and the nearest Park and Ride bus stop is outside the Royal Hampshire County Hospital on Romsey Road, less than a five-minute walk from both King Alfred and West Downs Quarters. Up to 6 passengers can travel on one P&R ticket making it even better value if you for car share. It is also possible to build some activity into your day by walking from Pitt P&R. 

On-Campus Parking

The University of Winchester is configured in a way that maximises space for teaching, support services and halls of residence which means parking is very limited. 


The nearest airport to Winchester is Southampton (SOU) Airport which is 8.2 miles away. Other nearby airports include London Heathrow (LHR) (47 miles), London Gatwick (LGW) (50.9 miles), London Luton (LTN) (69.8 miles) and London Stansted (STN) (89.2 miles).

Southampton Airport

 Four trains an hour from Southampton Airport Parkway to Winchester - Travel time under 10mins.

Heathrow Airport

Travel options from Heathrow Airport

Gatwick Airport

Travel options from Gatwick Airport

London Stansted Airport

Travel options from Stansted


The recommended cost effective and nearest proximity accommodation is the University Campus single room ensuite as advertised in the booking details.

If you prefer to stay at a hotel in Winchester town these are options you can book independently:

Walking distance (within 15-20mins)

Hotel du Vin £££

Winchester Royal  ££

Mercure Wessex Hotel ££

Travelodge Winchester £

5-10 mins drive (please note no onsite parking at the University)

Premier Inn Winchester Hotel ££

Holiday Inn Winchester ££



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