Salisbury Transportation

  • Getting off at Stonehenge
    Getting off at Stonehenge
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    Train station at Salisbury
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  • Park & Ride bus
    Park & Ride bus
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    The Stonehenge Tour bus

    by stamporama Written Nov 10, 2013
    Getting off at Stonehenge

    If you wish to visit Stonehenge on your own without a guide or tour package, then this is one option to consider. Take the Southwest train from London Waterloo station to Salisbury (£ 44 return) that leaves at 8:20 am so that you'll arrive in Salisbury at about 9:50 am. Just outside the station, you should see on your left the brown double-decker bus parked and waiting for visitors for the 10 am trip. Pay the driver £ 20 which covers the fare and admission fees to Stonehenge and Old Sarum; you also have the option to pay online with reduced rates for kids and family.

    The bus begins with a brief tour around town with a recorded commentary then heads off to Stonehenge, where you arrive in about 30-40 mins. You may stay for an hour until the next bus comes around to take you to Old Sarum. There's not much to see here, just ruins of a long abandoned hilltop castle surrounded by a dry moat. You'd have to get off by the roadside and walk uphill for about 5 mins. on a dirt road and past grazing sheep. Linger for an hour then return to where the bus dropped you off to head back to town and train station.

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    Park & Ride

    by leics Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Park & Ride bus

    Was quite impressed with the Salisbury Park & Ride system, actually. There are four parking bases around the city (I used London Road). Buses every 10/15 minutes or so, up to 6 people can use one ticket, speedy service right into the city centre and easy to get the bus back. Highly recommended; certainly easier than the hassle of trying to find reasonably affordable long-term parking in Salisbury itself.

    You can download/print a leaflet and map from the weblink below.

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    Park and Ride

    by LouiseTopp Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A Badgerline Bus, & a Wilts & D Bus in the Canal
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    There are three park and ride area's near to Salisbury, they are:

    Britford Park
    Wilton
    The Beehive.

    There are plane to build another one at London Road. The park and rides are supposeed to reduce the stress out of shopping, but I personally don't think it's working as the public transport in Salisbury is terrible with buses never running on time abd rude staff. The comapany who runs it is called Wilts and Dorset (less said about them the better).

    There was once a company called Silverstar who operated Salisbury district in the 20's until the late fifties, then Wilts and Dorset invaded and took over. A few years ago we had another company called Badgerline who were brilliant. Wilts & Dorset had a bus war and slashed their prices, Badgerline lost so Wilts and Dorset is the main bus service.

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    Parking in the Cathedral Close

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Bob, our daughter and grandson walking to the car

    Our daughter drove us to Salisbury and she parked in the carpark (5 pounds) in the close which was expensive, but it was pretty close to the cathedral. And the walk enabled me to get additional pictures of the cathedral from a different perspective.

    Other Car parks include Central, George Mall/New Street, Brown Street, Crane Street

    The houses in the close date from the 13th to the 20th century. They were originally built to house the senior clergy but now there are only 5 members of the chapter resident. Most are now private residences but there are a few that are open to the public.

    Other transportation:

    The Cathedral website says:

    Train:
    Regular services from London Waterloo taking only 90 minutes with a 10 minute walk to the Cathedral

    Bus:
    Wilts and Dorset bus company: ring 01722 336855 - National Express national coach service: ring 0990 808080

    Cyclists:
    Salisbury is situated in the heart of a rural community making a journey by cycle to the Cathedral both easy and pleasant. You need to book your cycle on the train in advance or hire locally from Stonehenge Cycles on 01722 334915. Cycle parking available in the Cathedral Close

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    Bus to Stonehenge

    by SallyErickson Written Mar 28, 2009

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    We took the train to Salisbury from London. We were very interested in visiting Stonehenge as part of our trip to Salisbury. When we got off the train there was a tour bus to Stonehenge waiting at the train station. We bought a ticket and got on. We had a nice trip to the site. We were able to stay at Stonehenge as long as we wished. When we were ready to return to Salisbury there was a bus waiting to take us back. This was incredibly convenient.

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    Trains

    by Sjalen Updated Apr 23, 2007

    By train is a covenient way to get to Salisbury as London is just an hour and a half a way, with Waterloo being the station with most frequent train departures. There are also trains to Salisbury from Southampton, Exeter and Bristol. Note that trains to London often get carriages added here so don't be alarmed if you only see a short train set arriving from the West. It might soon become longer.

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    Buses

    by Sjalen Updated Apr 23, 2007

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    ...but it's OK at other bus stations

    Salisbury bus station is right in the centre of town and have buses to/from the railway station as well as to interesting places like Stonehenge (direct bus no 3), Wilton and other local places of interest. Here, you will also find Salisbury's National Express coach stop as well as buses to Bournemouth, Bath, Bristol and Southampton. If you intend to use the Wiltshire & Dorset buses a lot in a day, buy an Explorer ticket to save you quite a bit of money.

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    Cheapest Way

    by Dyesebel Updated Sep 5, 2006

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    By Rail
    From London,you need to depart from Waterloo Station.It takes approx. 100mins.From Salisbury,a regular tourist bus runs several times a day.
    Or from Paddington Station,takes about 90mins to Salisbury.
    By Coach
    Departs from Victoria Station,probably the cheapest way to travel to Stonehenge.You will need to get off to Amesbury then catch a local bus or get a taxi.

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    Salisbury Trains

    by Janani Written Jan 26, 2006
    South West Trains Standard Class

    Trains for Salisbury are run by South West Trains, on the line between London Waterloo and Exeter or Paignton and very occasionally on the line to Bristol and Bath Spa. Trains leave Waterloo at 20 and 50 minutes past the hour during the working day (15 minutes past the hour on Sundays). The journey takes about an hour and a half. To return to Waterloo, there are trains leaving Salisbury at 20 and 45 minutes past the hour during the working day (26 minutes past the hour on Sundays).

    Costs start at ?25.20 for an off peak standard single rising to ?89.90 for a peak time first class day return. (First class is available on most services.) London Transport travelcards and season tickets are not valid for travel to this station, as it is not in the zone system but discounts may be obtained with a variety of railcards, including the Network card.

    The ticket office is open throughout the day until eight at night and there are reasonably good toilet facilities available within this station, which is listed by South West trains as accessible to wheelchair users, with staff help available for passengers with additional needs. Plenty of parking and cycle storage is available.

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    Salisbury shop Mobility

    by LouiseTopp Updated Oct 23, 2004

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    Part of the underground shopping area in the Malti

    Salisbury shop Mobility is in The Maltings shopping complex. I’m not sure how long their going to stay there as Sainsbury which are next door say they want to expand their shop, so shop mobility say they might have to move out and go across the Central car park. It’s easy to get to, it’s at the back of the complex facing the Playhouse. The office is nice and bright and the staff are friendly. You can hire scooters, wheelchairs 7 power chairs for £1 a day. The staff will also come to collect them no matter where they are in Salisbury. It’s eerily quiet in this part of the car park, I can always imagine the weight of the structure which is above my head.

    They organise events & are always looking for volunteers. They will accompany you to many places like the leisure centre or to see your friends etc. pick up a leaflett at thir shop.

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    Value Taxis

    by LouiseTopp Updated Oct 7, 2004

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    Salisbury Area

    Value cars as they are known are one of the better taxi firms in and around Salisbury. Their offices are at Brown Street over the road from the back of TK Max. The firm began in March 1988 with the intention of providing a fast reliable service on customer care; they also introduced a driver?s dress code & no smoking rule. The Tariff always stays the same, though I hear that plans are being made to revise this; I hope not. There are over 75 vehicles, including a white stretch limo (the kind the film stars tour in), must be a devil to get that round the corner!

    There's also City Cabs on 44+01722 228 1211. They park along The Canel outside Marks & Spencer.

    Other taxi firms in Salisbury are:

    Call A Cab - 01722 555544
    Classic Cabs - 01722 341991 (www.classic-cabs.com)
    Stonehenge Travel - 01722 780602
    Radio Taxis - 01722 333827
    Ace Taxis - 01722 507070 (online form through Thompson)
    Allied Taxis - 01722 505055

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    Wilts & Dorset bus company

    by LouiseTopp Updated Sep 8, 2004

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    Driving u round the bend

    Wilts & Dorset buses have been around for years, they were going to be taken over by Stagecoach; the faster the better. Local people are always complaining about Wilts & Dorset e.g.: Always late, never turning up, drivers going past the stops without stopping for people etc. Wilts & Dorset covers lots of destinations in & around Salisbury like: Avebury, Bath, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Marlborough, Old Serum, Poole, Southampton, Stonehenge, Shaftsbury, Amesbury, Alderbury & Swindon. If you get an Explorer Ticket (£6) you can hop on a bus to most destinations, including Weymouth & Swanage (2hrs). They pick up from local estate's too in Salisbury like Bemerton Heath, Harnham & Wilton, it’s chaos in the evenings with overcrowding, & those ridiculous small buses they put on in the evenings for too many people.

    There's the Park & Ride scheme which operate's from Old Serum. These buse's are green with lot’s of seats, & hardly no one using them!

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    Monday morning traffic

    by maritagnes Written Apr 4, 2004

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    We flew to Heathrow, and went by bus to Salisbury, a 1 1/2 hour ride.

    I caught this photo of the queue before us on our way back to Heathrow - this is what driving in to London on an early Monday morning looks like :)

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    Taxi Tour

    by Goner Written Dec 3, 2003

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    Stonehenge

    I received some information from Tony who has "Taxi Tours" in the Salisbury area. He will pick you up at your hotel and for 150 English pound will give you and six others an all day excursion of Stonehenge and other great tourist places with stops at The Red Lion, the only pub inside a circle, and time out for souvenior shopping. He has tours of specific sights also such as; Stonehenge, Bath, Avery Stone Circles and others.

    For complete information check his website listed below or send him an email.

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    You Can Reach it Easily by Train

    by Goner Updated May 11, 2003

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    Salisbury Cathedral Details

    South West Trains operates frequent and there is reliable service throughout Southwest England, serving Salisbury and Exeter with direct services from London Waterloo. Salisbury is also easily accessible by rail from Southampton, Portsmouth, Bath, Bristol and Cardiff.

    We took the train from Waterloo Station and enjoyed the lovely countryside.

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