Travelling to Stonehenge for Summer Solstice

The roads around Stonehenge will be very busy and parking facilities for Summer Solstice at Stonehenge are limited. We recommend using public transport, car sharing or arranging lifts from taxis and local accommodation providers.

Public Transport

It's easy to travel to Stonehenge by public transport and every year more and more people are choosing to leave their car at home. The nearest bus and railway stations are at Salisbury (12 miles/19 kms) away.

BY TRAIN

Regular services to Salisbury from London, Bristol/Bath and Southampton. 

BY TAXI

Available at Salisbury train station. 

BY BUS

Salisbury Reds special solstice service leaves from Salisbury train station and Stand U in New Canal to a drop off point at the Stonehenge visitor centre. Buses will also stop at bus stops along the route, which is via Amesbury. The Salisbury Reds bus service is wheelchair accessbile and begins at 6.30pm on Monday 20 June and will run regularly until 1.15am on Tuesday 21 June. A service taking people back to Salisbury will start again at 4am and run frequently until 9.45am. The collection point for the return service is in the same location as the drop off point at the Stonehenge visitor centre. 

Check prices and times on the Salisbury Reds website

Please note: there is a 25-30 minute walk (approximately 1½ miles or 2km) from the bus drop-off/collection point at the Stonehenge Visitor Centre to Stonehenge. This walk is across National Trust down-land which is uneven: sensible footwear and a torch are advisable.

PLAN YOUR JOURNEY BY TRAIN OR BUS

BY FOOT

Stonehenge is a 2½ mile (4 km) walk from nearby Amesbury. Sensible footwear and a torch are advisable.

BY CYCLE

Please bring a strong lock and only park your bike in the designated areas in the Solstice car park.  Ask a steward at the Solstice car park entrance, or at the entrance to the monument field, for assistance. Please do not chain your bike to any of the gates - these are for use by the emergency services and any bikes causing an obstruction will be removed.

DROP OFF/PICK UP BY CAR

If you are arriving by taxi or have arranged a lift from your accommodation, the drop-off and pick-up point is in the Stonehenge Visitor Centre car park.

Travelling by car

Please car share where possible.  Connecting Wiltshire has a car sharing website to help you plan your journey.

Please note traffic will be heavy in the area on the evening of Monday 20th June and there is limited parking at Stonehenge.  Please do not be tempted to abandon your vehicle and park it either on the A303 or other neighbouring roads and public rights of way.  Cars parked illegally or causing an obstruction will be towed away.

PARKING POLICY

There is a parking charge of £15 per car at Stonehenge during Summer Solstice. 

Other vehicle charges:

Motorhomes, live-in vehicles and private hire minibuses £15

Motorcycles £5

Commercial coaches £50

As you approach Stonehenge, please follow signs to the Solstice car park. This is located close to Airman's Corner Roundabout just off the A303. We ask that you park sensibly and only where directed by a steward or police officer.  This will help us make full use of the Solstice car park.

There is 15-20 minute walk (approximately ½ a mile or 1 km) from the car park to Stonehenge along a designated route. This route is through National Trust down-land, so please wear sensible footwear.

MONDAY 20 JUNE
SOLSTICE CAR PARK OPENS 7pm

TUESDAY 21 JUNE
LAST ADMISSION TO SOLSTICE CAR PARK 6am or when full
SOLSTICE CAR PARK TO BE VACATED 12 midday

MOTORBIKES

Motorbikes may be parked in the Motorbike Parking area in the Solstice Car Park.
Please do not chain your motorbike to any of the gates - the gates are for use by the emergency services and any motorbikes causing an obstruction will be removed.

Accessibility

Limited disabled access parking for Blue Badge holders is available on a 'first come, first served' basis. To access this parking, you will be asked to show your Blue Badge so, to help things move smoothly, please ensure that your badge is clearly displayed in your vehicle on arrival. Please note that normal car parking fees will apply.

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