How to Get to Stonehenge

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19-10-2016, 11:10
If you are planning a trip to England, you may want to know how to get to Stonehenge, the site of one of the most impressive engineering feats of ancient times. Stonehenge is located near the towns of Amesbury and Salisbury and is 90 mi (145 km) west of London. The site may be reached by car, bus, train, or you can take one of several guided tours available.


  1. Determine how you want to get to Stonehenge. You can rent a car and drive yourself, take a guided tour through the English countryside, board a train, or get on a bus.
  2. Plan the day and the hours of your visit. Stonehenge is open most of the year, except December 24 to 26 and January 1; however, opening and closing times may vary. It is recommended that you arrive at the site at least 30 minutes before closing time. The fees to visit Stonehenge also vary with the time of the year. After April 1, the cost for a visit is almost 1 pound more than during the winter months.
  3. Visit Stonehenge by train. If you travel by rail, you can get direct service from the Waterloo Station in London to the train station in Salisbury, which is 9.5 mi (15 km) from Stonehenge. The trip will take about 90 minutes, and trains leave hourly. However, you should check the most recent train schedule before making concrete plans to visit Stonehenge.
  4. Get to Stonehenge by coach or bus. The cities of London, Heathrow, Gatwick, Bath, and Bristol have several bus services to choose from to get to Salisbury and then onto Stonehenge. You may also take the bus to Amesbury and then walk the 2 mi (3.2 km) to Stonehenge.
  5. Rent a car and visit Stonehenge. If you choose to drive yourself, plan on at least a 2-hour drive from London. From Heathrow Airport, follow M25 to M3. Take the M3 to Junction 8, A303 Andover. 2 mi (3.2 km) after passing a round about, bear right onto the A344 and look for parking on the right.
  6. Book a hotel in or around Salisbury to enjoy a little sightseeing of the area around Stonehenge.


  • If you are planning to visit Stonehenge from another country and want to rent a car, you may use your driver's license issued from your country. However, you may need to purchase additional car insurance.
  • You can use cash and most major credit cards to purchase tickets at Stonehenge.
  • Be sure to have your passport in order when traveling internationally, and be prepared to fill out a landing card while on the plane.
  • If you are planning to visit Stonehenge from another country, you can fly to Heathrow Airport or Gatwick Airport in London. Other airports, such as Southampton and Bournemouth, are 1 hour away from Salisbury.
  • Visit the Wiltshire Council website before driving to Stonehenge to check road closures.
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