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Best ways to get from Salisbury to Stonehenge

Its a common request and there are lots of ways to get from Salisbury to Stonehenge – you can go by bus, walk, taxi, tour or public bus. So below you can find all the help you need to see Stonehenge while you are visiting Salisbury. Of course while you are in Salisbury you shouldn’t forget to see famous cathedral a wonderful example of English architecture (and home to the Magna Carta). It took 38 years to create the Cathedral in 1220, its also free to visit – unless you want to see the spire for which there is a small charge for a tour.

Map of Salisbury to Stonehenge

Map of Salisbury to Stonehenge courtesy of Google Maps

Firstly, some common questions we are often asked:

How far is it from Salisbury to Stonehenge?

It is approximately and 18 minute drive (9.3 miles) from Salisbury to Stonehenge or just a 20 minute bus journey.

Is there an entry fee for Stonehenge?

Yes, there is a fee for entry to Stonehenge. You can get into the car park for free and see the Stones from a distance, but to get up and close to the Stones you will need to pay a fee – current ticket prices can be found here.

How much is the Stonehenge tour bus?

There is a tour bus that goes from Salisbury Station to Stonehenge. They run approximately every hour from 10am until 4:30pm and the cost is approximately £29 for an adult (includes bus and entrance) or £23 for a child (includes bus and entrance).

Different ways to get from Salisbury to Stonehenge

By Bus

You have two options for taking a bus from Salisbury to Stonehenge, one is by public bus and the other is by a tour bus. The public bus option involves National Express and the journey takes approximately 20 minutes and is a reasonable £10 return journey fare. Unfortunately, that doesn’t include entrance fees into Stonehenge and you will also have to pre-book the coach – but with this coaches go from 6:45am through till 10:00pm.

If you are wanting to take the tour bus option, then this is approximately £29 for an adult (includes entrance fees and bus) or £23 for a child (includes entrance fees and bus) and this is from 10am through till 4:30pm (approx.).

Walking

You can walk from Salisbury town centre to Stonehenge, it is approximately 9.2 miles and it is estimated to take approx. 3 hours and 5 minutes. There are public footpaths, bridleways and country lanes and the walk is pretty spectacular with wonderful views of the River Avon and the stunning Wiltshire countryside. The walk can take you past Salisbury Cathedral and up past Old Sarum Castle. There are also some wonderful pubs along the way alongside some of the great cottages and converted mills all on display. Some people take the walk there and then organise a taxi back to the train station (approx. £20 for a car that can carry 4 people). To view the Ordanance Survey Route click here.

By Taxi

You can get a taxi from Salisbury Station very easily, the cost for a standard car that can carry 4 people is approximately £20. At present Uber doesn’t operate in Salisbury so you will need to call the taxi company on arrival at the station, although there are often taxi’s there or pre-book.

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