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Travelling to Stonehenge

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Travelling to Stonehenge

Make the most of your trip to Stonehenge by taking your time to get to the site and enjoying Wiltshire’s beautiful countryside along the way.

On foot

Stonehenge is a 2 mile walk from Amesbury. There are several routes along byways and bridleways, either across Countess Farm or Coneybury Hill. From Amesbury you can use an underpass to get under the A303 roundabout, then use the pavements along the A345 (Countess Road).

You can join a National Trust guided walk to discover ancient places such as the Great Cursus, the Stonehenge Avenue, King Barrow Ridge and the great henge of Durrington Walls. Alternatively, download one of the self-guided walk leaflets from the National Trust website to explore it at your leisure.

For a longer trip you can walk along the Pewsey to Avon trail from Salisbury or if you’re staying in the Winterbournes, there is a footpath from Gomeldon towards Amesbury, followed by some quiet roads. While these are fairly quiet roads, please take care as some of these roads do not have footways.

The National Trust runs a self-guided  walking challenge.   Each walk varies in length from between 3 km (approx 2 miles)  to 9.5 km (approx. 6 miles). Four are located in the Avebury landscape and four in the Stonehenge landscape, and will describe the wildlife, plants and archaeology you may see on your journey.

By bike

Download our map of cycle routes from Salisbury to Stonehenge. You can also pick up a printed copy from Salisbury’s Tourist Information Centre.

Use our journey planner to find quieter on-road routes. Bike racks are available at the Stonehenge Visitor Centre. Find out about bike hire and guided tours.


The nearest rail stations are:

Location Distance
Salisbury 12 miles (bus to Stonehenge/Amesbury)
Warminster 17 miles
Grately 12 miles
Andover 18 miles (bus to Amesbury)

Using a Family & Friends Railcard, a family of two adults and three children can travel from London Waterloo to Salisbury for only £39.15 (2018 prices; tickets booked in advance). A Family & Friends railcard gives a third off Adult rail fares for up to four adults and 60% off child fares for up to four children. With a  Two Together Railcard, two adults can travel from £24.

Further options are shown in the table below. Remember that rail travel can be much less stressful and safe than travelling by car, with no need to stop at service stations or worry about congestion.

2018 prices Cost of travel Cost of travel + entry ticket
Driving from London (1 adult)  

£28.86 fuel + £5 parking = £33.86


Driving from London (2 adult)  

£28.86 fuel + £5 parking = £33.86


Driving from London (2 adults 3 children)  

£28.86 fuel + £5 parking = £33.86


London to Salisbury Rail and Tour bus (1 adult, no railcard) £20.70 rail ticket + £15 bus ticket = £35.70 £50.70 Combined bus ticket includes free Old Sarum entry worth £5.20 per adult or £13.50 for a family.
London to Salisbury Rail and Tour bus (2 adults, Two Together Railcard) £24.00 rail ticket + £30 bus ticket = £54.00 £84.00
London to Salisbury Rail and Tour bus (2 adults 3 children, Family & Friends Railcard) £39.15 rail ticket + £41 bus ticket = £80.15 £129.15

Note: assumes Advanced rail tickets, Fuel at £1.29 per litre, and average off-peak driving conditions (vehicle maintenance not included).

On the bus

The tour bus will take you directly to Stonehenge visitor centre. You can also walk from Amesbury using our map.

Company Service Route Area served Frequency
Wilts & Dorset Stonehenge Tour Bus Salisbury station – cathedral – Old Sarum – Stonehenge Stonehenge Summer
(30 mins). Winter
Wilts & Dorset / Stagecoach Activ8 Salisbury – Amesbury – Andover Amesbury Mon – Sat
(15 – 30 mins). Sun
(Every 2 hours).
Wilts & Dorset X5 Salisbury – Amesbury – Pewsey – Marlborough – Swindon Amesbury, Stonehenge Inn Mon – Sat
(30 mins to Salisbury, hourly to Swindon). Sun
(hourly to Salisbury only).
Wilts & Dorset 2 Devizes – Shrewton
– Salisbury
(2 miles via
the London Road/The Packway)
Mon – Fri (hourly)Sat (hourly)

Staying locally

There are a number of excellent Bed & Breakfasts, hostels and hotels around Amesbury, Salisbury and across Wiltshire. Many are listed by Visit Wiltshire.