Going from London to Salisbury by train is easy, and the best way of making a day trip to Salisbury from London. Trains to Salisbury leave from London's Waterloo station, and there are two trains an hour during the busy morning and evening periods, and one train an hour during the rest of the day.
Trains start running early in the morning and return trains continue until fairly late in the evening - just be sure to check the time of the last train back to London. The other thing to watch is that you catch or book a ticket on a direct train. Some departures require you to change trains in Basingstoke, which adds an hour to the journey. Otherwise the journey time on the direct trains is about 90 minutes, sometimes a little less.
This makes a day trip to Salisbury easy to do if you take the train. Make an early start and you can be there in time for breakfast, you can see the sights, fit in a visit to Stonehenge, have an early supper in Salisbury, and still catch a train back to London later in the evening.
The railway station in Salisbury is in South Western Road, a little to the west of the city centre and about a 15-minute walk to Salisbury Cathedral. It’s about the same distance to the bus station, although the Stonehenge Tour Bus, which is the most convenient way to get to Stonehenge from Salisbury, also stops at the railway station. There is also a taxi rank at the station.
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