One of the best day trips from London is a visit to the famous prehistoric monument at Stonehenge in Wiltshire. Stonehenge is about 138 km (about 86 miles). There are several ways how to get to Stonehenge from London. We’ll show you a few.
London to Stonehenge by Public Transport
The quickest, simplest and most comfortable way to get from London to Stonehenge by Public Transport is to take the fast train from London Waterloo to Salisbury. Direct trains run about every 30 mins and take just 1 hour 30 mins. To check train times and prices from London to Salisbury, take a look here.
Once you arrive in Salisbury, you can join the special bus called The Stonehenge Tour. The Stonehenge Tour buses are big modern and comfortable green double-decker buses. They start directly outside the Salisbury Railway Station and run every 30 minutes in summer but less often outside the peak season.
Various ticket options are available, we’ll explain the difference:
- Option 1: Bus Only – this is just a ticket for the bus but does not include any entrance fees.
- Option 2: Bus, Old Sarum and Stonehenge – where the entrance fees for both Stonehenge and Old Sarum. (* Recommended)
- Option 3: Bus, Old Sarum, Stonehenge, and Salisbury Cathedral – It is important to note, however, that there is actually no entrance fee to the Cathedral itself, but a recommended donation is suggested, which is included in this ticket type. Note: The Cathedral Tower Tour is NOT included and has a fixed fee on top.
Once you are done with the tour, which will take a few hours, head back to the Railway Station for the return journey back to London.
London to Stonehenge by Car
If you have a car with you or plan to hire one, driving from London to Stonehenge by car will take two hours or more, depending on the traffic. Since you will be leaving in the morning, most of the rush hour traffic should be headed in the opposite direction.
Once you arrive at Stonehenge, parking is free as long as you are going to buy tickets for the attraction. If not there is a small charge (currently £5).
It is better to buy Stonehenge tickets online in advance as you will avoid the queue which can at times be lengthy.
Coach trips from London to Stonehenge
If you want to just relax and let someone else do the driving, why not book a coach trip from London to Stonehenge? There is a range of full day excursions from London to Stonehenge. Most of these trips don’t only go to Stonehenge but take advantage of the beautiful surrounding area to give you a full day Excursion to Stonehenge plus more.
Check out the tours below, all of which start and end in London.
- Unescorted Stonehenge Tour from London
- Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath from London
- Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip from London
- Recommended: Stonehenge, Windsor, and Bath including a Pub Lunch in Lacock
- Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford Custom Day Trip
- England in One Day: Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London
- London to Stonehenge Shuttle Bus and Independent Day Trip
- Bath, Stonehenge and The English Countryside Day Tour from London
Conclusion: How To Get To Stonehenge From London
Whichever way you choose to get to Stonehenge from London you will be in for a real treat. The atmosphere when you are standing in front of the stones, imaging how did they move the stones into place at Stonehenge all of those millennia ago is unique. If you have time to visit Salisbury’s delightful city-centre with its 123-meter high Cathedral towering up towards the clouds, please do so.