Salisbury travel guide

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With a population of 45,600, Salisbury is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Salisbury to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Salisbury

If you’re looking for affordable options, Wheatsheaf (Woodford) and Grillado (68 Castle Street) are great picks.

When to visit Salisbury

Salisbury in February
Estimated hotel price
$90
1 night at 3-star hotel
Salisbury in February
Estimated hotel price
$90
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Salisbury

Plane

Although Salisbury doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Southampton Airport (SOU), which is located 21 miles from Salisbury. The shortest flight to Salisbury from the United States departs from Miami and takes around 8h 15m.

Train

Eurostar is the most popular train carrier serving Salisbury, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Salisbury to Birmingham takes 1h 33m and costs around $33 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about $45 for a 1h 34m trip. Located 0.4 miles from the city center, Salisbury is the busiest station in Salisbury. Another popular train station is Salisbury Dean, located 7 miles from the center.

Car

Another option to get to Salisbury is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 78 miles from Salisbury. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Salisbury, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Southampton, the bus ride to Salisbury takes 110 miles and will cost you around $16. From Bristol, the ticket costs about $7 for a journey of 135 miles. The most popular bus station is Salisbury Stonehenge Visitor Centre, located 8 miles from downtown Salisbury. Salisbury Millstream Coach Park is also a commonly used station, and is 0.2 miles from the city center.

Plane

Although Salisbury doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Southampton Airport (SOU), which is located 21 miles from Salisbury. The shortest flight to Salisbury from the United States departs from Miami and takes around 8h 15m.

Train

Eurostar is the most popular train carrier serving Salisbury, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Salisbury to Birmingham takes 1h 33m and costs around $33 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about $45 for a 1h 34m trip. Located 0.4 miles from the city center, Salisbury is the busiest station in Salisbury. Another popular train station is Salisbury Dean, located 7 miles from the center.

Car

Another option to get to Salisbury is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 78 miles from Salisbury. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Salisbury, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Southampton, the bus ride to Salisbury takes 110 miles and will cost you around $16. From Bristol, the ticket costs about $7 for a journey of 135 miles. The most popular bus station is Salisbury Stonehenge Visitor Centre, located 8 miles from downtown Salisbury. Salisbury Millstream Coach Park is also a commonly used station, and is 0.2 miles from the city center.

Airports near Salisbury

Airlines serving Salisbury

Lufthansa
Good (4,682 reviews)
KLM
Good (843 reviews)
SWISS
Good (938 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,723 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,197 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,464 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,110 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,952 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,377 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,198 reviews)
Finnair
Good (786 reviews)
LOT
Good (675 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,172 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (929 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
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Where to stay in Salisbury

Average rates range from around $114 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $204 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Salisbury

Most booked hotels in Salisbury

Newton Farmhouse
0 stars
Excellent (9.5, 191 reviews)
$120+
The Kings Head
3 stars
Excellent (8.9, 483 reviews)
$141+
Stonehenge Hostel
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, 586 reviews)
$42+
The Kings Head Inn Wetherspoon
3 stars
Good (7.9, 3223 reviews)
$88+
Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel
4 stars
Good (7.9, 1462 reviews)
$140+
Milford Hall Hotel & Spa
4 stars
Good (7.3, 1543 reviews)
$142+

Renting a car in Salisbury

Renting a car in Salisbury costs $37 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 37% cheaper than airport locations in Salisbury.

Expect to pay $6.93 per gallon in Salisbury (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $83.13 and $110.84. The most frequently booked car type in Salisbury is Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Hyundai i10 or similar) are, on average, 68% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Salisbury costs $37 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 37% cheaper than airport locations in Salisbury.

Expect to pay $6.93 per gallon in Salisbury (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $83.13 and $110.84. The most frequently booked car type in Salisbury is Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Hyundai i10 or similar) are, on average, 68% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.