Salisbury, one of England's smallest and most charming cities, is easily accessible by train. With excellent links from London Waterloo as well as Exeter, Portsmouth, Bath, Bristol, and Cardiff, getting the train to Salisbury is the easiest way to avoid the traffic and take in the picturesque Wiltshire views. Trains from London Waterloo take approximately one and a half hours and depart at least twice an hour throughout the day.
Trains to Salisbury arrive at Salisbury Railway Station, the town's only train station, located on South Western Road to the west of the city center. The station has many facilities including toilets, a cash machine, cafe, and waiting room. The station can be reached by bus, taxi, or on foot from central Salisbury.
Trains to Salisbury are operated by a number of rail travel providers including Great Western Railways (for trains from Cardiff and Bristol) and South Western Railways (for trains from London, Bristol, Exeter, and Portsmouth).
Salisbury Railway Station is conveniently located on the city's South Western Road, just a ten-minute walk from the center of the city where visitors will find the main highlights such as Salisbury Cathedral and Salisbury Museum. With excellent links from much of Southwest England and even from the south of Wales, as well as frequent fast trains from London, rail travel is the easiest way to reach the city. Like most British cities, downtown parking in Salisbury is notoriously difficult: another reason arriving in the city by train is a more convenient option.
Those visiting Salisbury to experience Stonehenge are best placed by getting a train to Salisbury Railway Station, where they can then board an independent hop-on-hop-off tour bus, which takes visitors directly to the visitor center of the historic site hourly throughout the day. Visitors can stay as long as they like and then board one of the hourly return services. There are no public transport options to reach Stonehenge.
From Salisbury Railway Station, it is a ten-minute walk to the city center; however, there are a number of buses which depart from the station forecourt, taking around five minutes to reach the city center.