How to get to Stonehenge from Bath in 2024 – best and easiest ways to visit

If you’re based in the south west of England and looking for a day trip out of the city of Bath then you might well be wondering about ticking off the wonder that is Stonehenge from your bucket list.

I am a huge fan of the stone circle and visit whenever I can. The best bit is that if you’re based in Bath then it’s actually quite close and can be done easily in a day.

Whether you have your own car, want someone to take you or if you’re looking to get around on your own on public transport this post will guide you through the options for how to get to Stonehenge from Bath in 2024.

Are you ready to explore one of England’s most epic ancient sites? Let’s go!

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Inside Stonehenge on an inner circle tour from London

Don’t forget your tickets!

It’s advisable to get your Stonehenge tickets in advance so if your tickets aren’t included in how you’re getting there from Bath you can get them here.

How far is Stonehenge from Bath?

Stonehenge is only around 35 miles away from Bath so it’s a fairly close day out and it makes an excellent trip away from the city if you’re based there.

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From the Romans to something a little older!

Getting to Stonehenge from Bath, England – what’s the best way?

For ease and ability to explore more of England’s amazing countryside around here then a car is definitely best. But thankfully it’s not the only option you have.

If you don’t have your own transport then the next best way to get to Stonehenge from Bath is definitely by an organised tour. It’s easy, often takes in some other sights and can be a cost effective way of doing the day trip.

Is it easier to go to Stonehenge from Bath or from London?

One question you might have if you’re traveling around England is whether to do your Stonehenge trip from London or from Bath. The former definitely has a lot of options and it’s also fairly easy to get to Stonehenge from London like from Bath.

It is farther to Stonehenge from London than it is from Bath and if you’re returning to the capital after a day trip then you might find traffic is heavy and can ruin any evening plans you might have.

It really depends on what your method of transport is and your other plans in the area as to which one you should go from.

Organised Tours to Stonehenge from Bath

If you’re looking for an easy way to get to Stonehenge from Bath then an organised tour could be the option for you. While independent travelers might hate the idea (I know I have in the past) it’s really one of the easiest ways to do it.

Always check how much time you’ll have to visit Stonehenge when you’re on one of these tours. It’s a bucket list trip and so you don’t want it to be ruined by being in a rush!

Often these tours are actually good value for money as well as they’ll include entrance. Going by public transport can add up as you’ll see!

Many of these tours will include some other nearby sites so you can make the most of your day exploring the English countryside. Sometimes you’ll visit Avebury, another ancient England site or perhaps exploring some of the Cotswolds.

Check these options out:

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A look at the crowds visiting Stonehenge

How to get to Stonehenge from Bath by Public Transport

If you’re looking to get to Stonehenge from Bath under your own steam and using public transport then I recommend getting the train to the nearby city of Salisbury and the direct bus to the stones from there.

Train to Stonehenge from Bath

The nearest train station to Stonehenge is the city of Salisbury (a lovely place to spend a few hours in its own right) and there are plenty of trains that will take you to there from Bath.

If you choose a direct train then it takes around an hour to get there. Ticket prices can be from £22 if you get an off peak return or more if you need more flexibility. Check out Trainline which is my go to booking site to see times and book tickets.

From Salisbury you’ll need to get a bus onward to Stonehenge. Look for the direct bus called The Stonehenge Tour.

The buses run every hour and it costs around £18.50 (2024 prices) for an adult return. This doesn’t include entrance tickets although you can also buy a ticket that includes these.

Bus from Bath to Stonehenge

There are no direct public transport buses from Bath to Stonehenge. (although you may wish to look at the tour buses that go there – see below)

If you wanted to do the trip by bus you’d want to get the D1 bus to Warminster and then the 24 to Salisbury where you’d then find the Stonehenge Tour bus.

I don’t recommend this way of getting from Bath to Stonehenge as it takes a much longer time to get there. If you have a senior bus pass then I guess it can make the trip free but definitely check times to ensure you can do the return journey!

Train and connecting bus is a much better option in my opinion.

Getting to Stonehenge from Bath by car

If you’ve hired a car for your UK trip, or have your own transport for your trip to Stonehenge from Bath then it’s a fairly easy journey.

It’s around 1 – 1.5 hours drive away and of course takes you direct to the stone circle itself (or at least the car park). You could even choose to see Stonehenge for free and spend more time exploring some of Stonehenge’s nearby sites if you wanted to.

The easiest route stays on the main A roads. The road you’ll need is the A36 south towards Deptford. Once there you’ll go along the A303 towards Stonehenge and follow the signs for the car parks. Parking is free if you’re visiting the stones.

Getting from Bath to Stonehenge – conclusion

I hope this article has helped you to figure out the best way for getting to Stonehenge from the city of Bath. As you can see, there are a few options but it can certainly be an easy trip.

While I adore Bath, having a day out from the city is also a welcome change and what better thing to do than explore the amazing Stonehenge!

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Do I need insurance for traveling to England?

YES! I always recommend people take travel insurance when exploring the world!

Check Travel Insurance Master for quote comparisons from different providers.

Do I need a car for visiting England?

YES – If you’re wanting to explore England fully then a car is worthwhile. It will get you to all the small villages, countryside sights and all on your own timetable

I recommend DiscoverCars to compare car rental prices in England

How to book accommodation in England?

For hotels I recommend Booking.com

For apartments and cottages check out VRBO

Will my phone work in England?

Perhaps – it depends if you have roaming enabled and beware this can be an expensive way to use your phone.

If you need a SIM for use in the UK I recommend GiffGaff which you can get and set up before traveling.

What’s the best guidebook for England?

I really like the Lonely Planet Guidebooks

Where to get flights for England

Skyscanner is my first port of call for finding cheap flights to England.

Do I need a visa for England?

Many countries don’t need a visa for visiting England as tourists (USA, Canada, Aus, NZ and Europe) – it’s always best to check first though.

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Kirsty Bartholomew

Kirsty Bartholomew is a travel expert and has been getting lost around the world for over 30 years and writing about it for over 10 of those. She loves to help people explore her favourite places in Scotland, England and beyond. She cannot stay away from historical sites.

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