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Salisbury’s location earned it the nickname ‘Gateway to the West’ in Victorian times, and it remains an important intersection today, serving trains between London Waterloo and Exeter, and between Cardiff and the south coast. Situated to the west of the town centre, today’s station was constructed by the London and South Western Railway in 1902 and retains an elegant red-brick facade. Just east of it, you can see the old building of the Great Western Railway’s rival station – designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it now houses the Salisbury Railway Social Club.

Salisbury’s main attraction is its spectacular cathedral, but the city also has five rivers, regular markets and several museums and galleries. The cathedral is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the station and is home to one of the four original Magna Carta manuscripts. If you're looking to take the train to Stonehenge, the world-famous prehistoric stone circle, is just eight miles from the city and easily reached on local buses.

Station details & facilities

Trains to Salisbury station

Salisbury train station is mainly served by GWR and South Western Railway trains.

GWR services connect Bristol Parkway to Salisbury in 1h 41m, while South Western Railway trains run from London to Salisbury in 1h 40m, Exeter St David's to Salisbury in 2h 5m and Basingstoke to Salisbury in 39m.

Need more information on how to get to Salisbury by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Salisbury.

Salisbury train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Salisbury station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Salisbury railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Salisbury.

The main entrance and ticket office are to the south of the station. A ramp to the left of the concourse leads to a subway to platforms 2 (towards London and the south coast) and 3 (towards Exeter and Cardiff). Platform 4 (towards Exeter and Cardiff) lies straight ahead from the main entrance. Platform 6 (local services to Romsey and Southampton) is at the east end of platform 4.

Salisbury train station parking

Salisbury train station has one car park, which is right outside the ticket hall entrance. Step-free access is available here, as well as throughout the whole station.

Hotels near Salisbury train station

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Frequently asked questions

Is Salisbury station open?

Salisbury station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Salisbury station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Salisbury station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Salisbury.

Are there toilets at Salisbury station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Salisbury station.

Are dogs allowed at Salisbury station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Salisbury station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Salisbury

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Salisbury station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to AndoverSouth Western Railway06:14On time
to AndoverSouth Western Railway06:48On time
to AndoverSouth Western Railway06:58On time
to SalisburySouth Western Railway06:59On time
to Yeovil JunctionSouth Western Railway07:16On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from AndoverSouth Western Railway07:16On time
from Yeovil JunctionSouth Western Railway07:58On time
from AndoverSouth Western Railway08:16On time
from Yeovil JunctionSouth Western Railway08:57On time
from AndoverSouth Western Railway09:17On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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