STONEHENGE: HOW TO GET THERE Stonehenge is easy to get to. You can take the train to Salisbury train station and then take The Stonehenge Tour bus. You can also take a day trip by bus from London or Bath; it's around 2 ½ hours from London and around an hour from Bath.
Go to our Directions page for parking information and a post code for sat navs. Leave plenty of time at peak summer weekends when roads into the West Country can be busy. Download a map of the road access and parking.
Postcode: SP4 7DE | Latitude: 51.1831565223 | Longitude: -1.85887471623
Wiltshire County Council also has a guide to travelling to Stonehenge that includes walking and cycling routes, as well as busses and trains.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
Begin your visit at our award-winning visitor centre 2.1kms (1.5 miles) from the Stone Circle, at Airman's Corner.
Pick up an orientation leaflet which gives you a handy guide to the whole site.
Collect an audio tour (10 languages and a family tour available). You may also want to pick up a guidebook at this point.
BOOK YOUR STONEHENGE TICKETS Last admission time is 2 hours before the advertised closing time.
Entrance to Stonehenge is now managed through timed tickets and advance booking is the only way to guarantee entry on the day and time of your choice. By booking in advance you will also benefit from an advanced booking discount.
English Heritage and National Trust members must also book in advance for their FREE visit. (Free visits are applicable to English Heritage members and members of the National Trust in England or those who hold a National Trust Touring Pass only - this does not include National Trust Scotland or other National Trust affiliated organisations). All members must show a valid membership card on arrival to be granted free parking and site access.
STONEHENGE VISITOR CENTRE
Hundreds of prehistoric objects from the Stonehenge World Heritage Site are on display at the visitor centre. Here we have selected just ten of them for you to explore in more detail.
All the objects are on loan from Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum, Devizes. We recommend a visit to these two museums to find out more about the prehistory of the Stonehenge area.
VISITOR CENTRE AND BUS See Stonehenge slowly emerge on the horizon during the 10-minute free shuttle bus ride from the visitor centre. You can get off and walk from half way, or walk the whole way, and soak up the atmosphere of the ancient landscape.
The environmentally-sensitive visitor centre has a spacious café and shop with beautiful countryside views. Discover more about the Stones in the exhibition in the visitor centre, and current special exhibition.
Stonehenge is quite remote, one of the reasons why it has survived to this day. Organised day tours from London will normally be more cost effective than visiting Stonehenge independently. The world famous Stonehenge is situated around 90 miles west from Central London and is well within a comfortable day trip of London. There is a wide range of tours running from London daily to Stonehenge. Most tours will spend around 90 - 120 minutes at Stonehenge. Please visit our tour page for a list of approved and recommended tour operators. These include the special pre-booked out-of-hours Stone Circle visits.