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Heathrow Airport To Stonehenge

| September 26, 2017

For many travelers stuck on a London Layover, Stonehenge tops the list of places they most want to see. But Stonehenge isn’t the most accessible tourist destination in England. Layover Guide breaks down the easiest and quickest options for traveling to Stonehenge from Heathrow Airport.

Heathrow Airport to Stonehenge

Stonehenge – Quick Facts:

  • Address: Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7DE, UK
  • Phone:+44 370 333 1181
  • Hours: Open daily. April 1- May 31, 9:30AM to 7PM, June 1 – Aug 31, 9AM to 8PM, Sept 1 – Oct 15, 9:30AM to 7 PM, Oct 16 – March 31, 9:30AM to 5PM. Last entry is 2 hours prior to closing.
  • Prices: 15.50 pounds for adults, 9.30 pounds for children 5-15. To enter the Stonehenge Exhibition at the Visitor Centre you need a full ticket to Stonehenge, anyone can access the café, gift shop and toilets though, for free.
  • Ticket Purchase: Tickets to Stonehenge are booked by half hour time slot. They can be purchased online.
  • Average Time Spent: 45 minutes
  • Clothing: Outdoors, so bring seasonal and weather appropriate clothes

Heathrow to Stonehenge By Arranged Tour:

There are dozens of available tours to choose from to Stonehenge. Many will pick you up from a pre-determined spot in London, and some (especially the private tours to Stonehenge) can pick you up from the airport.

You can choose full day tours, half day tours, and combination tours that include destinations like Windsor Castle and Bath. There are also morning or evening tours, helicopter and skydiving tours, and dozens others that tailor to specific interests.

By Car:

You can take a taxi, or hire a driver for your layover. Especially if you have limited time in which you need to get back to the airport, a personal driver who understands your schedule and knows how to navigate around the countryside may be a best bet. You can also rent a car at the airport, but this is only advised for those who can comfortably drive on the left-hand side of the street.

Travel time to Stonehenge by car, without traffic, is roughly in the range of 1 hour and 30 minutes each way.

By Public Transportation:

There is no direct way from Heathrow to Stonehenge by public transportation.

The best way by public transportation is to take a coach to Woking, then a train to Salisbury, and a bus to Stonehenge. Trains to Salisbury run every half hour during the week and takes roughly 1 hour and 20 minutes.

There is also a National Express direct coach from Heathrow to Salisbury, however, it only leaves three times a day and the journey is long. Trains are much more efficient, time wise.

Full travel time for public transportation to Stonehenge can take up to 3 hours each way.

Layover Time:

It is advised to only attempt to visit Stonehenge on a layover, if you have a very long, or multi-day layover. The travel time, time to visit the location, plus potential traffic, airport security and other travel-related delays can make Stonehenge unobtainable with layovers under eight hours (and longer if you travel by public transportation).

The Full Layover Guide To London:

London Heathrow Layover

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