Best way to get to Stonehenge?


I'm in Liverpool and would like to take my daughter (7) to Stonehenge for a school project. Obviously I cannot take her during the week due to work & school and Saturday's are busy with clubs and sports, so I'm looking at Sunday 3rd October, but it seems so difficult or expensive to get to as I do not drive. Looking at trains, it was around £150 with about 4 or 5 changes.

Does anyone have any ideas of how I can best get there or any creative alternatives? I tried looking for a VR stonehenge experience I could do at home, but drew a blank.

Appreciate any help or advice. 


  • martindow
    martindow Posts: 10,166
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    edited 19 September 2021 at 11:07AM
    Where are you travelling from?  Knowing this could give you some meaningful replies.  The nearest station is Salisbury from where there is a regular bus service. 
    Edit: Sorry just seen that you mentioned Liverpool as your starting point.  That is an epic journey for a day trip!
  • giraffe69
    giraffe69 Posts: 3,546
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    It isn't doable in a day regardless of the cost. 5 hours to Salisbury and then the bus (about 25 mins).
  • Neil49
    Neil49 Posts: 3,016
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    There is a 360 degree video available via the English Heritage website which has to be played through the YouTube app which may be of use to you.

    There may be others available. 

    I'm afraid that a journey by train and bus is a non starter due to the complexity of the journey and the location of the site. 

  • jimbo6977
    jimbo6977 Posts: 1,222
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    Train leaving Lime St 0337 arr Swindon 0902 then X5 bus dep 0930 arr Amesbury 1120, then probably taxi to Stonehenge. 

    Then you've to get home. 
  • 0716 Depart Liverpool Lime Street
    1220 Arrive Salisbury Train station
    1300 Take the Stonehenge bus tour 
    1333 arrive at Stonehenge 
    1543Leave Stonehenge - (Stonehenge Bus tour )
    1614 arrive Salisbury Train Station
    1642 Depart Salisbury Train Station
    2110 Arrive Liverpool Lime Street

    A friends and family railcard will reduce the price of the train ticket to around £102 for both of you . 

    Stonehenge Bus Tour including entry about £50 for both of you .
  • Depending on your daughters project have you thought about a closer stone circle?

    Castlerigg perhaps?
  • Does your daughter have a school friend with parent who would be willing to drive you all ?  - If you teamed up and you offered to pay the petrol since they would have to do all the driving it would still work out cheaper for you . 
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