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The Cheapest Way To See Stonehenge From London

This is one of the most popular questions we get from visitors to London who are on a budget, but who want to get out of London and see Stonehenge but without spending too much money. So below we outline the different ways you can visit Stonehenge from London and ultimately the best way to see Stonehenge with children – so we do this for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) – all prices are correct as of 30th March 2020.

Cheapest Way To Visit Stonehenge By Car from London - Total £148.33

The first option is to hire a car from London, typical rates for a car for a day that can carry 4 people are approx. £65 which doesn’t include additional insurance or petrol/diesel. Given that the journey from London to Stonehenge is approximately 88 miles one way, so return journey is 176 miles which roughly equates to (given a car that does 35MPG and cost of diesel/petrol being £1.20 per litre) comes to £27.43. So that’s travel there and back (total £92.43), but what about tickets into Stonehenge?

Current prices for tickets for Stonehenge entrance fees are £55.90 (2 adults and 2 children including small donation). So that takes the total £148.33 – and you have flexibility in terms of timings etc. But you do have the challenge of navigating your way out of London and back in from Stonehenge

Cheapest Way To Visit Stonehenge By Train from London - Total £224.30

The nearest train station to Stonehenge is Salisbury which is approximately 8.9miles or a 15 minute drive. You can get a direct train from London Waterloo to Salisbury which is approximately a 1 hour 32 minute journey, the cheapest cost for a return ticket for a family of 4 is approximately £128.40 and from there you would still need to get a taxi from Salisbury Station to Stonehenge and back. The taxi fares are about £20 one way – so would be £40 on top, plus entrance fees as described would take it to £224.30 and you are heavily dependant upon the rail system as well as taxis.

Cheapest Way To Visit Stonehenge By Coach from London - Total £196.00

One of the most popular ways to see Stonehenge while staying in London is on an organised Stonehenge Express tour. Most tours pick up from Victoria Coach Station in the morning, drive you directly to Stonehenge and give you a couple of hours to spend at Stonehenge and then drive you back to central London for the afternoon. The tours are a one off cost, which include travel on a luxury coach with Wi-Fi and USB plug points, entrance fees as well as map and audio guide. The cost for this on a per adult basis is £54 or for children £49, but there are also family discounts which means the total cost for a family would be £196.

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