Salisbury Cathedral is situated in the centre of the historic city of Salisbury, just 1½ hours journey from London . The postcode is SP1 2EJ.
Download here a map of Salisbury Cathedral and The Close
Getting to Salisbury by train is easy.
There are frequent train services from London, Bath and the West Country. For train timetables visit the National Rail website: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ Regular services (usually every 30 minutes) from London Waterloo take only 90 minutes and the Cathedral is less than a 10 minute walk from the station.
Direct trains run from London, Basingstoke, Plymouth, Exeter and Yeovil by South West Trains www.southwesttrains.co.uk
Direct trains run from Cardiff, Bristol, Bath, Westbury, Portsmouth and Southampton by First Great Western www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk
Wilts and Dorset bus company - telephone 01722 336855
National Express Coaches
National Express coaches have regular links to Salisbury Bus Station. For timetable details visit their website at: http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx - or telephone 0990 808080
From London, take the M3 then the A303 and the A345, approximately a 1½ - 2 hour drive.
From Dorchester/Weymouth/Blandford take the A354.
From Bournemouth take the A338.
From Southampton take the A36.
From Bath take the A36.
From Stonehenge take the A303 and the A345 (approximately 25 minutes).
From Old Sarum A345 (approximately 10 minutes).
Car parking: Please use city centre car parks. The closest to the Cathedral Close are Old George Mall or Crane Street. Click here for Salisbury maps. Alternatively use the city’s Park and Ride scheme.
Park and Ride
Salisbury operates a Park and Ride service in 5 different locations. These are Wilton (A36), Beehive (A345, Amesbury), London Road (A30), Petersfinger (A36, Southhampton Road) and Britford (A338, Bournemouth). This offers an affordable and stress-free way of accessing the Cathedral and the city. For full details, please see the following leaflet.
Park and Ride Guide.
Visit Stonehenge, Old Sarum and Salisbury Cathedral using the Stonehenge Tour hop on hop off buses with their distinctive orange and black livery. Customers join the Tour buses at Salisbury rail station, the bus station or any of the stops in Salisbury city centre or at the historic sites themselves. Buses run every 30 minutes during the summer and once an hour for the remainder of the year. Tickets may be bought in advance online here or from the driver on the day. Adult ticket prices range from £12 (tour only) to £24 (including admission to Stonehenge, Old Sarum and a donation to Salisbury Cathedral). Tickets may also be bought in advance from Salisbury Tourist Information Centre, 01722 334956 or email: email@example.com For further information click here.
Click here to book tickets
If you want to explore the Stonehenge area in more detail and get a better understanding of what the monument represents, you could take one of these highly rated tours that are scheduled throughout the year (some tours enter the stone circle before or after they are closed to the public). http://www.salisburyguidedtours.com/
Day trips from London
Golden Tours and Evan Evans both bring visitors from London to Salisbury Cathedral on a daily basis as part of a one day package which also includes visiting Stonehenge and Bath. Visit their websites for booking details.
Golden Tours- Book here.
Evan Evans- Book here.
Heathrow and Gatwick Airports are only 1½ hrs drive from Salisbury and Southampton and Bournemouth International Airports are only 40 minutes by car. In addition Exeter, Bristol and Birmingham airports are within easy reach.
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.