Travelling to Stonehenge

The roads around Stonehenge will be very busy and parking facilities at Stonehenge are very 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.

Nearest bus and railway stations: 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.

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 downland which is uneven: sensible footwear and a torch are advisable.

By foot

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

Bicycle

Please bring a strong lock and only park your bike in the designated areas in the car park.  Ask a steward at the 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 Coach car park.

Travelling by car

Parking is very limited and we highly recommend car sharing – follow this link to share your car or find out who has space in their car:

https://liftshare.com/uk/community/eh

Please car share where possible.

Please note traffic will be heavy in the area leading up to the event. 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

Please note: we are operating a pre-booking system for parking at Stonehenge during Summer Solstice in order to make best use of limited car parking on site and reduce local road congestion. We recommend travel by public transport or car sharing. If you do choose to drive, you can prebook your parking space online .

There is a parking charge of £15 per car, live-in vehicle and non-commercial minibus (up to 19 seats) at Stonehenge during Summer Solstice. Access to the car park will start at 7pm.

Other vehicle charges:
Motorcycles £5.00
Commercial minibuses and coaches on request pre-booking required via bookings@english-heritage.org.uk or on +44 (0) 370 333 0604.

As you approach Stonehenge, please follow signs to the 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 car park.

Motorbikes

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.

Standard car parking fees will apply.

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