Travelling to Salisbury

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Salisbury is a medieval city located in the southern countryside county of Wiltshire, less than 10 miles south of the prehistoric monument Stonehenge. Salisbury is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes from London, 30 minutes to the New Forest and 40 minutes to the coast. Travelling to Salisbury couldn't be easier.

Park & Ride

There are five Park & Ride sites on the outskirts of Salisbury. They provide a regular bus service into Salisbury city centre running every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday and bank holidays, making getting into Salisbury quick, easy and environmentally friendly. The five sites are Wilton, Britford, London Road, Beehive and Petersfinger.

Find out more about Salisbury's Park & Ride here.

Car Parks

There is a mixture of easily accessible long and short stay car parks in the centre of Salisbury.

Wiltshire Council operate the majority of the city's car park and these are free on Sundays. Blue Badge holders may park in any parking bay within any Wiltshire Council car park for free. Further information about car parks in Salisbury can be found here.

On Street Parking

There is on street parking throughout Salisbury city centre with a maximum stay of one hour in all areas. Find out more here.

Buses

Salisbury Reds run most bus services locally. They have unlimited day, multi-day and multi-trip bus tickets which are ideal for visitors. They also offer Salisbury Saver Zone and Network Zone tickets that are used in certain areas of the city to keep prices down for passengers, as well as group tickets and child tickets.

Tickets are available from the driver (you can pay on-board using cash or contactless) and from their travel shop in Cross Keys.

Salisbury Reds ticket information can be found here.

Stagecoach also offers some services across the Salisbury area and their weekly bus pass the ‘megarider’ can be used anytime, anywhere in your chosen ticket zone.

Or pick up a Wiltshire Day Rover ticket that allows unlimited travel on buses across Wiltshire, no matter which operator it is. This scheme is run by Wiltshire Council. These tickets are only available from a bus driver. More information is on the Wiltshire Council website here.

Coach Parks

Salisbury Coach Park can be found at Millstream, Salisbury SP1 3UE. Coach parking is welcomed all day and the coach park is open 24 hours. There are 23 spaces and parking fees apply.

The overflow Coach Park is situated at Britford Park & Ride site (A338 Downton Road, SP5 4DS). All day stay is welcome.

The coach drop off/pick up point is on St Johns Street (SP1 2SB).

Train

Salisbury train station is located at the south western edge of the city and just a 10 minute walk from the centre: Salisbury Train Station, South Western Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7RS.

Salisbury is on the main London and Bristol railway lines and has direct links to Southampton, Bath, Basingstoke and Exeter.

Salisbury Train Station facilities include a Ticket Office, Ticket Machines, 24 Hour Car Park, Toilets, Café, Bus Services, Bike Storage, Step Free Access and Wi-Fi.

Taxi

Taxis are available from Salisbury train station and from the taxi rank on New Canal. Alternatively, if you are visiting Salisbury for a night out, don't forget to book in advanced to avoid waiting.

All The Sevens Taxis: 01722 777777
Salisbury Value Cars: 01722 505050

By Air

Jet-setters planning a visit to Salisbury can land at Southampton (35 minutes), Bournemouth (35 minutes), London Heathrow (1 hour 15 minutes) or London Gatwick (1 hour 40 minutes). Southampton and London airports are connected to a mainline rail network.

Walking

Salisbury is a perfect city for walking. The city centre is flat and everything you need is in reach by foot; from the train station to the high street to the parks. Wind your way through the historic, medieval streets stopping off at Salisbury's fabulous independent shops and eateries as you explore the city. 

Cycling

Seeing Salisbury from the saddle is an easy way to discover the whole of the city. Take a ride through the Cathedral Close and stop off for refreshment, or head through Queen Elizabeth Gardens for a brilliant uninterrupted view of the spire from the Town Path that winds through Harnham Water Meadows. Salisbury is also on the Wiltshire Cycleway which is a route of 160 miles that circles the whole county.

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