How to get to Stonehenge from Bath

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Travel Information to Stonehenge from Bath

distanceDistance27 miles

Travellers can even take a direct from Bath to Stonehenge.

How to Travel from Bath to Stonehenge

You can travel from Bath to Stonehenge with ease, with there being train and bus options for you to take between the two cities. With Stonehenge being a popular site for people to visit, this is a common route for tourists to take. Whether you want to understand more about the history of the prehistoric monument or get the perfect photo with friends, it’s a great place for a day trip from bath. With there being a range of bus and train options for you to take, you’ll find the timetable matches your schedule. In general the trains tend to take less time at around 57min, whilst buses can take around 2h 28min. No matter which option you take, you’ll need to travel to Salisbury first, before completing your trip in a taxi or bus.


What is the cheapest way to travel from Bath to Stonehenge?

If you are looking to find the cheapest way to get from Bath to Stonehenge, then a bus is probably the best option for you. You should be able to find cheap tickets from Bath to Stonehenge with ease. The Bath to Stonehenge cheapest way does tend to take longer than more expensive modes of transport though, so you will need to weigh up whether your priority is a lower Bath to Stonehenge cost or a faster Bath to Stonehenge travel time. The bus journey tends to be direct, so you do not have to worry about changing along the way. The bus that normally offers the Bath to Stonehenge cheap route is First, which operates a regular service throughout the week. To ensure you get Bath to Stonehenge cheap tickets, try booking your journey as far in advance as possible, as this might lead to lower Bath to Stonehenge price.

What is the fastest way to get from Bath to Stonehenge?

The fastest travel time from Bath to Stonehenge is by train, which has an average journey time of about 57min. Whilst this option is the fastest way to travel between these two cities, it is also the more expensive of the two options. Great Western Railway is the provider that completes this route the most frequently, with there being up to 23 departures each day. The fastest train takes about 54min, with the train with the longest duration taking approximately 1h 15min. the departure times are spread out throughout the day from early in the morning to late at night, so there should always be an option for you to travel this fast route from Bath to Stonehenge. Trains tend to depart from Bath Spa train station and arrive into Salisbury train station. From here there will be ample taxis for you to take to complete your journey. These take, on average 12min. You can also get the Line 201 bus, which takes about 41min in total.

Stonehenge Family Tourist . Source: Shutterstock

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Trains from Bath to Stonehenge

One of the best ways for you to travel the Bath Stonehenge route is by train, which is a very fast and convenient mode of transport. Taking under an hour to reach Salisbury, you can catch a Great Western Railway train from Bath Spa train station to Stonehenge, which will get you to your destination in no time at all. Departing from Bath Spa train station to Salisbury train station, you will need to continue via another form of transport to complete your journey. You can get a taxi, which takes about 12min to get to Stonehenge, or Bus Line 201, which takes approximately 41min, the rest of the way.

Train travel from Bath to Stonehenge with Great Western Railway

You can catch a Great Western Railway train from Bath to Salisbury as part of your journey to Stonehenge. With there being a frequent service of around 23 departures each day, you should have a range of choices for this stage of your journey.

The direct train tends to take approximately 57min on average, so you are able to sit back and enjoy the journey. Those travelling with disabilities should call up Passenger Assist in advance to ensure that a member of staff is present to help you board and alight the trains, should you need it. Once at Salisbury you will need to complete your journey either by getting a taxi from the front of the train station, which takes about 12min. Or taking Bus Line 201, which takes a bit longer at about 41min and drops you off at West Amesbury, which is still a long walk from Stonehenge entrance. It’s advisable to take the taxi if you want to get there quicker. You will also be able to access taxi’s with wheelchair lifts, should you be travelling with a disability.

Buses from Bath to Stonehenge

You can get First Bath to Stonehenge buses which are a cheap option, but tend to take longer than the train. With First proving the routes between Bath and Salisbury, you can expect the average journey time to take around 2h 28min. Buses from Bath City Centre bus station to Stonehenge are a great idea, with there being around seven departures on a daily basis. If you are travelling with a disability or have mobility issues you will be able to board and alight the buses with ease, with buses and stops having been adapted for low floor access. Similarly to if you get a train, once you arrive in Salisbury, you’ll have to get a bus or taxi the rest of the way to Stonehenge to complete your journey.

Travelling by bus from Bath to Stonehenge with First

First operate a regular bus service from Bath to Stonehenge, so you can travel between these two locations with ease. With around seven buses departing throughout the day, from early in the morning to mid-afternoon, you'll have plenty of flexibility to depart at a time suitable for you. The direct buses, which take about 2h 28min in total, depart from Bath City Centre bus station and arrive into Salisbury bus station, where you will need to take another mode of transport to complete your journey. The Line 201 Bus will then take you to West Amesbury, where you will need to complete the rest of the journey to Stonehenge on foot. So, if you want to enjoy your journey more, you should opt for a taxi from Salisbury as this will drop you off at the entrance to Stonehenge and speed up your journey quite significantly.

Stonehenge Travel. Source: Shutterstock

To Stonehenge by train and bus – travel tips

Stonehenge is an amazing prehistoric site which is welcomes visitors regularly from around the world. When you’re there you can observe in amazement the outer ring of vertical stones, which are about 13ft high and 7ft wide, topped with a horizontal stone. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll be able to enjoy learning about the area at the Stonehenge Visitors Centre. With other notable landmarks nearby too, such as Stonehenge Cursus Barrows, which is a Bronze Age burial site, you’ll be fully occupied for the day.

There are also other important locations close by too which you can visit whilst you’re there. Amesbury History Centre will offer you an overview of the areas past, whilst the The Abbey Church of St Mary and St Melor, which is a grade I listed church from the 12th century is a fascinating piece of architecture in great condition. Nearby Salisbury also has lots to offer, should you have time. Check out Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, which is a stunning building from the 13th century.

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FAQs: Bath to Stonehenge

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The distance from Bath to Stonehenge is approximately 27 miles.

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