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Plan Your Visit

First things first, here’s a map of Salisbury that you can download.

By rail

With a direct service to and from London Waterloo, Salisbury is just 90 minutes away from the capital. There are regular services to London, Bath and Portsmouth and Salisbury is also easily accessible by rail from Exeter, Southampton, Bristol, and Cardiff - visit the National Rail Enquiries website or call 08457 484950 for train times and fares.

Rail services to Salisbury are operated by South West Trains or First Great Western. A community rail partnership promotes the railway line linking Salisbury and Romsey, Southampton Airport and Southampton, and in addition to Salisbury railway station, a station at Tisbury gives access to the area to the west of the district with opportunities for walking and cycling in rural south Wiltshire and to attractions such as nearby Old Wardour Castle. Other stations nearby at Warminster and Gillingham are a short taxi drive from attractions such as Longleat and Stourhead.

By bus and coach

There are regular National Express coach services into Salisbury from London, Heathrow, Gatwick, Bath, Bristol and the Midlands.

The Wilts & Dorset Bus Company offers local bus services to many places of interest in and around Salisbury.

To plan your journey by bus visit the Traveline website.

By road

London is approximately 2 hours drive away from Salisbury; the Channel ports of Portsmouth, Southampton and Poole are within 50 minutes, Bath is about an hour away and Dover will take you about three hours. Exeter and the West Country can be reached within two hours, as can the Midlands. View our map of Salisbury to help plan your journey. Parking in Salisbury is now easier than ever with five Park and Ride sites.

By air

Heathrow Airport is approximately 90 minutes away; Gatwick two hours. Southampton and Bournemouth, each less than an hour away, have flights from around the UK and Europe; while Exeter, Bristol and Birmingham airports are also within easy reach.

By sea

From the Continent, car ferries operate from Caen, Cherbourg, Le Havre, St Malo and Bilbao to either Portsmouth or Poole, which are within an easy hour's drive of Salisbury. Southampton cruise ship terminal is less than an hour from Salisbury.

When you get to Salisbury pop into the Information Centre if you need more information or services that will help you get the most from your trip to Salisbury.

Salisbury Highlights

Salisbury Highlights

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