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Stonehenge Independently Using The Stonehenge Tour Bus

Independent Day Trips To Stonehenge From London Using Salisbury As Your Gateway

The Stonehenge Tour Bus From Salisbury

The Stonehenge Tour Bus From Salisbury


To make an independent trip to a Stonehenge using public transport you need to use Salisbury as your gateway town.

There are frequent trains from London's Waterloo station, normally two trains an hour to Salisbury. Scheduled travel time is about 90 minutes.

From the rail station, the Stonehenge Tour Bus will transport you on the thirty minute trip to Stonehenge. There are no public transport alternatives to Stonehenge.

Salisbury

Salisbury itself is also well worth a visit in its own right.

The city of Salisbury is an old medieval market town. You can still see many of the medieval wooden fronted buildings in the centre and the market still operates twice a week. The big attraction at Salisbury is Salisbury Cathedral within which is an original of the Magna Carta.

London - Salisbury Public Transport - Full Details

The Stonehenge Tour Bus

The Stonehenge Tour Bus pictured above is the only regular public transport to Stonehenge itself. It normally runs at least hourly and more frequently in the summer months. The Stonehenge Tour Bus also allows you to stop over at Old Sarum, which is worthwhile.


The journey itself is quite scenic. The Stonehenge Tour Bus starts from Salisbury Rail Station and also picks up at the Bus Station. There is no left luggage facility at the train station but the Cat Tavern, a pub about 100 yards down the approach road of the rail station acts as the left luggage service for Salisbury - though its not advertised on the outside of the premises.


The Stonehenge Tour Bus

The bus works on a hop on, hop off principle. You can spend as long as you like at Stonehenge or Old Sarum, you do not have to ride on a particular schedule.
Buses depart Salisbury Station hourly from 10 a.m. daily stopping broadly in-line with the closing time of Stonehenge. You could not use this service for Special Access visits outside normal opening hours of Stonehenge.


The buses are double deck buses, so you get a great view of the countryside too. You also get a very informative commentary as you go along about Stonehenge, Salisbury and much else besides.


You can purchase tickets both on-line in advance or from the bus itself on the day.

There are several ticket options. You can opt to pay just for the tour bus or a ticket that combines the tour bus with admission to Stonehenge and Old Sarum or Stonehenge, Old Sarum and Salisbury Cathedral.


Visiting all three attractions is very much a rewarding full day out. At the end of the day do explore the centre of town and ideally find a pub or restaurant to relax before a late train out.


Stonehenge Tour Bus
Salisbury Rail Map

Salisbury By Train

It is quite an attractive proposition to take a 3 or 4 day tour of the main English attractions. There are frequent trains connecting Salisbury, Bath and Oxford.

Salisbury is a good base for visiting Stonehenge in addition to its own charms. Oxford is a few miles from Blenheim Palace, Cotswolds and Stratford Upon Avon.


Frequent trains run from London's Waterloo station taking approximately 90 minutes to do the journey to Salisbury.

There are normally two trains an hour operating up until very late evening.

London - Salisbury Train Times & Fares


On the Salisbury - Waterloo route there is also a chance you may be able to get deep discounted fares on Megatrain / Megabus.

This is a web site that sells cheap fares on a subset of the trains where it is unlikely they will sell many tickets otherwise. You have to purchase in advance.


Megabus Low Cost Inter City Buses
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