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.
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.
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 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.
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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.
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.
Yes, there are toilets available to use 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.
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