How to get to Stonehenge

How to get to Stonehenge
Wiltshire SP4 7DE
There are times when people prefer to make an independent visit to Wiltshire and See Stonehenge, allowing them freedom in length of stay and what to see. Wiltshire is full of interesting historical monuments and boasts some beautiful scenery.

Getting to Stonehenge by Rail, Train services
Nearest Train Station to Stonehenge is Salisbury; please be aware that this is about 9 Miles (14.5 Kilometres) away from Stonehenge. At Salisbury, there are a number of ways to continue your visit to the Stone Circle Site and we will detail those shortly.  You might like to plan a visit to Salisbury as part of your Journey, Salisbury Cathedral is certainly worth a visit.

Planning you visit by Rail is best achieved by using http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/  you may enter your nearest station and enter Salisbury as the destination Station. If you are travelling from London to Stonehenge, the direct route will be From Main Waterloo Station. The Journey will take about 1 hour and  30  minutes. Services run every 30 minutes Mon-Sun. Waterloo is on Tube Lines, Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and a Short Service from Bank on the Waterloo and City Line. London Underground Tube Map

An alternative Main London Station to travel from is Paddington, this is not a direct route and will require two changes, one at Reading an one at Basingstoke.  The journey time takes approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes. We have listed this as Paddington/Bayswater areas have numerous hotels in its vicinity of the Station.

Rail fares vary considerably depending on the time of travel. We recommend that you enquire when cheap travel cards are available. Normally after 10.00 AM and before 4.00 PM and then after 7.00 PM. This does vary between train operators.

Salisbury to Stonehenge

The following Taxi service has been reviewed and we recommend Value Car Taxis 01722 50 50 50
A bus with Old Sarum on the route.   
Please note that there are no local bus services from Wilts/Dorset Bus Company.
Our recommendation is that travel from London is best served by one of the tour operators we have listed both for convenience and value for money.




Coach Non-tour Operator



National Express Coaches operate a service from Victoria Coach Station and Heathrow to Amesbury
The Journey time is approximately 2 Hours and 30 minutes. The first service in the morning is at 11.30 
By Road and Car
2 miles west on the junction of A303  And  A 344/360
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A Favourite Car Journey From London To Stonehenge.

Having lived in Wiltshire and worked in London, I was frequently asked about how to make a day of driving to Stonehenge. I have driven this route many times and I hope you enjoy It!

The first part is not at all picturesque but a means of departing London. Take the Main M4 out of London and follow this to Junction 14 the turning for Hungerford.

The moment you do this the English country side is around you. Follow the road A336 to the T-junction, turning left on to the main A4. In just a few minutes you can see the signs to Hungerford the first stop on our journey you will find a car park on the high Street. Video http://www.hungerford.uk.net/video.php

Returning to the A4 or Bath Road turn left in following signs to Froxfield http://www.froxfield.org/ Passing this village we open out onto some truly beautiful rural country side including the Savernake forest, just keep following the signs to Marlborough is a direct route to a straight Road. Please stop as you wish this is only a guideline.

Next the Lively Market Town of Marlborough http://www.marlboroughwiltshire.co.uk/

Back on to the A4 in the direction of Bath/Fyfield, passing west Overton West Kennett

Shortly after this on your left and our next stop is Silbury Hill http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/silbury-hill/

From here follow the A4 to Beckhampton rounder about turning right to follow the A4361.
A short distance from here is Avebury Circle http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury

At this point you may choose to have something to eat at the Red Lion Pub in the middle of the Stones http://www.ghost-story.co.uk/stories/redlionavebury.html

An alternative would be to return to the A4 for a short Journey to Cherhill where the Black Horse pub can be found on the right hand side. Opposite the Pub are Landmarks of the Landsdown Monument and White Horse. I can highly recommend http://www.theblackhorsecherhill.co.uk/

Take the A4 back to Beckhampton and follow the Route to Devizes, then Pottern Road
A360 continue this road through west Lavington, Shelton Maddington Street Leading on to Amesbury Road (Still A360)

At the Junction of A360 And B3086 follow the A344.

Stonehenge will be found about 1.5 miles on your Right.
The route back to London Can be achieved by continuing to the A303 at junction point A34 to return to Newbury and the M4.



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