Getting to Salisbury is easy

By rail

With a direct service to and from London Waterloo, Salisbury is just 90 minutes away from the capital. There are regular services to London, Bath and Portsmouth and Salisbury is also easily accessible by rail from Exeter, Southampton, Bristol, and Cardiff - simply visit the National Rail Enquiries website or call 08457 484950 for train times and fares. Train tickets can be bought either from the railway station itself or, in advance, from Salisbury Tourist Information Centre. Rail services to Salisbury are operated by South West Trains or First Great Western. A community rail partnership promotes the railway line linking Salisbury and Romsey, Southampton Airport and Southampton.

By bus and coach

There are regular coach services into Salisbury from London, Heathrow, Gatwick, Bath, Bristol and the Midlands.

By road

London is approximately 2 hours drive away from Salisbury; the Channel ports of Portsmouth, Southampton and Poole are within 50 minutes, Bath is about an hour away and Dover will take you about three hours. Exeter and the West Country can be reached within two hours, as can the Midlands. And parking in Salisbury is now easier than ever with four Park and Ride sites. View the maps to help plan your journey.

USEFUL TIP: Further information on road closures planned in Salisbury can be found on the Salisbury District Council website.

By air

Heathrow airport is approximately 90 minutes away; Gatwick two hours. Southampton and Bournemouth, each less than an hour away, have flights from around the UK and Europe; while Exeter, Bristol and Birmingham airports are also within easy reach.

For information on routes and timings please contact the airports direct:

Southampton: +44 (0) 870 040 0009;

Bournemouth: +44 (0) 1202 364 000;

Exeter: +44 (0) 1392 367 433;

Bristol: +44 (0) 870 121 2747;

Birmingham: +44 (0) 8707 335511

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By sea

From the Continent, car ferries operate from Caen, Cherbourg, Le Havre, St Malo and Bilbao to either Portsmouth or Poole, which are within an easy hour's drive of Salisbury. Southampton cruise ship terminal is less than an hour from Salisbury.


Mercure White Hart Hotel
This 17th century 3 star hotel stands in the centre of Salisbury overlooking the famous Cathedral. The hotel is located 25 miles from Southampton Airport, 1 mile from Salisbury railway and coach station, and has a free car park. If circumstances require us to change the hotel, we will change to one of comparable quality.


Passports and Visas

Passport: All visitors must have a valid passport that will be valid beyond the length of your visit. It is a good idea to take a photocopy of your passport with you in case the original one gets lost.

Visa: Since the UK is a member of the European Union, visitors from EU countries are not required to have a visa. USA citizens do not need a visa for visits up to three months. This also applies for visitors coming from Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. For more information on UK visa requirements, please contact the United Kingdom embassy in your country or visit the British government website for visa services.


During August the average high temperatures are 22C / 71F and the lows are 12C / 54F.


The currency of the United Kingdom is the British Pound Sterling (GBP).


The electrical supply is 230 volts +/- 10%. The three-pin rectangular plug system is used and adapters are very easy to find.

For more information:
Call (1) 505 559 4632 or (44) 020 8133 4994