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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:30 - 20:00
Saturday 06:20 - 19:30
Sunday 08:10 - 20:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsAvailable
Toilets notes<p>The Baby changing facilities are located in the toilets on Platform 4 </p>
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650

Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces287
Carpark charges
Annual£1000.00
Daily£8.00
Monthly£100.00
Off-peak£2.00
Three Monthly£300.00
Weekly£36.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces84
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Car park, platform 4 and platform 6

Secure Cycle compound for Season Ticket holders

Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

There is step free access to all platforms. Access to platforms 5 (for trains to Cardiff and the West of England) and 6 (for some services to Basingstoke and London Waterloo) are via level access.

Access to all other platforms is via a subway with steep ramps. A staff operated powered wheelchair is available for customers who have difficulty using the ramps. Please speak to our assisted travel team or a member of station staff.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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.

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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 London WaterlooSouth Western Railway10:212On time
to Portsmouth HarbourGreat Western Railway10:373Late
to Cardiff CentralGreat Western Railway10:424On time
to Exeter St David'sSouth Western Railway10:473On time
to BasingstokeSouth Western Railway10:472On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Exeter St David'sSouth Western Railway10:162On time
from RomseySouth Western Railway10:226Late
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway10:224On time
from Cardiff CentralGreat Western Railway10:363Late
from Portsmouth HarbourGreat Western Railway10:404On time
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