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Independent Tours to Stonehenge

Usually seen as the cheapest way to tour, but in the case of a tour to Stonehenge from London it often isn't.If you are touring England and a Stonehenge tour is one of the stops along the way this section will be of help. If you are staying in London then a day tour on our Good Value Tours or Cheap Tours may be cheaper. Prices quoted are adult fares and approximate. There may be reductions for younger and older people.

By Rail

The nearest railway station to Stonehenge is Salisbury, about 9 miles away. Trains leave from London Waterloo about every 1/2 hour during the week, but check times at weekends, Bank Holidays, Easter and Christmas.The journey time is about 1 1/2 hours. An off peak day return (leaving London on or after 8.50am) costs £34.80 each. If there is 3 or more travelling together ask for a Group Save ticket.

Buying tickets in advance.

Generally there is no need to book or purchase your tickets in advance. Trains leaving London after the rush hours are not very busy. Allow plenty of time to purchase your ticket at the station. If you do feel happier booking in advance try Trainline

By Coach

Long, tedious, and unpredictable is probably the best way to describe scheduled coach travel from London to Salisbury.It stops at various places and may be held up on the commuter traffic around the London area. Do not rely on arrival times to make definite arrangements.
There is just one direct coach to Amesbury (The nearest stop to Stonehenge) from London each day. It takes just under 3 hours.Trouble is it only gives you 1hr 10 mins to get to Stonehenge 1 1/4 miles away and back and take a tour of the stones, unless you decide to stay over. The coach to Salisbury is slower and then you have to get up to Stonehenge and back. The cost is £18.70 to Amesbury or Salisbury. That's 6 hours of coach travel. For ease you may wish to consider either one of the Good Value or Cheap tours to Stonehenge.

Getting from Salisbury to Stonehenge.

There is an expensive bus journey costing £14 per person from the railway station or city centre. It runs 1/2 hourly in summer from 9.30am and hourly inStonehenge tour bus winter from 10.00am. In bad weather such as snow it may not run at all. If you are only visiting Stonehenge buy your entrance ticket to Stonehenge on the bus as you will get a significant discount. If there are 3 or more of you travelling see Top Tip.

Top Tip. If there are 3 of you on your Stonehenge tour a taxi will be only marginally more expensive, but you will have somewhere to store your luggage. If there are 4 or more of you a taxi will be a lot cheaper. Agree the price before you leave the station.

Left Luggage.

There are no left luggage facilities at either Salisbury railway or coach station, or at Stonehenge. Take a taxi and there will be somewhere to store your luggage. Alternatively you can store luggage at the Cat Tavern (turn left out of railway station and its 100 m on the right) for £3 per item per day. Open from early morning to late at night.

Stonehenge opening times.

16th March - 31st May,and 1st September - 15th October, 9.30 - 19.00; 1st June - 31st August, 9.00 - 19.00; 16th October - 15th March 9.30 - 17.00. Closed 24th & 25th December.

Entrance fees to Stonehenge.

 Adult £14.50. Child £8.70. Students (with id) and over 60's £13.00, as long as you book in advance. The audio tour is an extra £2.

Add up the fares to get to Stonehenge and the entrance fee and you may find it more convenient to take one of the Good Value or Cheap Tours from London.


Page last updated: Sunday, January 10, 2016

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