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London to Salisbury by train

It takes an average of 1h 43m to travel from London to Salisbury by train, over a distance of around 79 miles (126 km). There are normally 36 trains per day travelling from London to Salisbury and tickets for this journey start from £7.40 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 22m
PriceFrom £7.40
Distance79 miles (126 km)
Frequency36 trains per day
First train05:04
Last train22:40
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationSalisbury
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsSouth Western Railway

London to Salisbury train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Salisbury for Tuesday 24th May 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:20 13:44 1h 24m, direct
12:33 14:32 1h 59m, 1 change
12:35 14:40 2h 5m, 1 change
13:20 14:43 1h 23m, direct
13:35 15:41 2h 6m, 1 change
14:20 15:45 1h 25m, direct
14:35 16:41 2h 6m, 1 change
14:36 16:32 1h 56m, 1 change
15:20 16:44 1h 24m, direct
15:35 17:40 2h 5m, 1 change

Travelling by train from London to Salisbury

Thinking about taking the train from London to Salisbury? Look no further.

The train from London to Salisbury usually takes around 1h 40m but can take just 1h 20m on the fastest services, with around 36 trains running on this popular route every day. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available.

All trains running on this route are operated by South Western Railway. Just sit back, relax and enjoy free WiFi, a catering service and more amenities on board.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets from London to Salisbury if you travel Off-Peak or get a Railcard.

Ready to book? Start your search for train tickets from London to Salisbury with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London to Salisbury? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from London to Salisbury take?

The average journey time by train between London and Salisbury is 1 hour and 43 minutes, with around 36 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between London and Salisbury by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Salisbury is 1 hour and 22 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Salisbury cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Salisbury can start from as little as £7.40 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from London to Salisbury?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Salisbury without having to change trains. There are 36 direct trains from London to Salisbury each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from London to Salisbury leave?

The first train from London to Salisbury leaves at 05:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London to Salisbury leave?

The last train from London to Salisbury leaves at 22:40. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between London and Salisbury by train?

Trains travelling from London to Salisbury cover a distance of around 79 miles (126 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Salisbury to London.

Cheap train tickets from London to Salisbury

Train tickets from London to Salisbury start at £7.40 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for London to Salisbury is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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