Cheap train tickets to Salisbury

Save money on train tickets to Salisbury. Discover Salisbury through the magic of split ticketing, and buy some cheap train tickets for your journey to this city.

Cheap train tickets to Salisbury
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If you're looking for cost-effective travel for a great day out or weekend away, Trainsplit offers a unique solution with split tickets, potentially saving you money on your rail journey.

Salisbury, with its water meadows, independent shops and restaurants, and only a short distance from the famous Stonehenge, is a great place to visit. And there's no better way to get there than using the train, knowing you've been able to purchase cheap train tickets using our cost-effective split ticketing solution.

Getting to Salisbury by train is easy, with a direct route from London Waterloo. It's also easily accessible from other directions, with either a change at Bristol or Southampton. You can discover cheap train tickets and the cost-saving benefits of split tickets just by taking different routes.

Once you arrive in Salisbury, if you're visiting the unique sights of the world-famous UNESCO Stonehenge site, there is an hourly bus service available from just outside the station, which will take you directly to the visitor centre.

If shopping is more your thing, then where better to spend the savings you made on your cheap train tickets than on a range of independent shops and coffee shops on your way into the city centre along Fisherton Street? With a wide variety of independent shops, there's something for everyone.

Close to the city centre is Salisbury Cathedral, built between 1310 and 1330. The tower reaches 123 meters, and the spire can be seen above the skyline in Salisbury from miles around. The cathedral also houses one of the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta, which was first signed in 1215.

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While taking the time to explore Salisbury, you can take in a relaxing break in the market square while taking in the view of the Guildhall or the many markets which are open to the public on different days.

Want to walk off your lunch? Why not go for a leisurely walk around the Salisbury Water Meadows, starting from Salisbury Cathedral and walking in a circular route past the Old Mill Pub along with the River Avon and back into the city centre.

Salisbury offers a great day out or weekend getaway, and with the chance to save money by purchasing cheap train tickets through our website, you'll have extra money to spend during your visit.

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The Trainsplit app makes it easy to find cheap train tickets through split ticketing.

The app is available on both iOS and Android devices. Just search for "Trainsplit" in your app store and download the app today.

How to Get to and Around Salisbury

Salisbury is a relatively easy city to get to and around. There are several options available, depending on your preferences and budget.

By train: Salisbury is served by Salisbury Station, which is located in the city centre. The station is served by South Western Railway, Great Western Railway, and CrossCountry. It offers direct services to London Waterloo, Bristol Temple Meads, Southampton Central, and other destinations. 
The journey from London to Salisbury by train takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. The fastest train service is operated by South Western Railway and takes just 1 hour and 5 minutes.

By bus: Salisbury Reds is the main bus operator in Salisbury. They offer regular services throughout the city and to surrounding areas. Tickets can be purchased on board or online.

By car: Salisbury is located on the A303, which is a major road connecting London and Exeter. There are also several car parks in the city center.

On foot: Salisbury is a relatively small city, so it's easy to get around on foot. The city center is compact and pedestrian-friendly, and there are plenty of places to stop and explore along the way.

By bicycle: Salisbury is a great city for biking. There are several bike paths and lanes throughout the city, and it's a great way to get some exercise and see the sights.

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Explore Salisbury's Thriving Sports Scene: A Hub of Athletic Activities and Community Engagement

Alongside Salisbury’s cultural and historic heritage, the city also offers a vibrant sports scene. From long-standing sports to modern fitness activities, Salisbury provides an array of options for sports enthusiasts.

Salisbury Rugby Football Club has a rich history spanning over a century, catering to individuals of all ages in the city. The club hosts various teams, including men's and women's teams, and even offers walking rugby. Notably, the club boasts an impressive alumni, such as Richard Hill, a Rugby World Cup winner and the current England Team Manager.

For those with an inclination towards athletics and running, the City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club is a fantastic choice. This inclusive club welcomes athletes of all ages and skill levels, organising sessions for track and field, cross country, and road running. Moreover, the city hosts a weekly Salisbury Parkrun, a free 5km timed run in Churchill Gardens every Saturday.

South Wilts Cricket Club stands as one of Wiltshire's premier cricket clubs, having secured the Southern Premier League championship for the past four seasons. The club oversees four senior men's teams, along with multiple junior boys', women's, and girls' teams.

Salisbury is also home to a variety of other sporting clubs and activities, including Dodgeball, Nordic Walking, and Martial Arts. With its diverse array of activities, the city provides an assortment of clubs to ensure a friendly and engaging environment for maintaining an active lifestyle.

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Our recommendations for things to do in Salisbury

Visit the Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta

Be amazed by the stunning cathedral, with its tall tower, Cloisters and Cathedral close, Enjoy one of the cafes and eateries in the close or have a picnic on the cathedral lawn

Take a short bus journey to explore Stonehenge

One of UK’s most historic landmarks Stonehenge costs of round stones some taller than 20 feet all in a circle and with a direct bus route it is well worth a visit.

Take a little time out and visit some local independent stores

Take a leisurely walk down Fisherton Street or Winchester Street and seek out the Salisbury Independent shops, if your looking for a gift or a treat for yourself, with the money you saved from split ticketing, this is a great place to look.

Check out some of the local restaurants and eateries

If you're looking for something to eat, Salisbury has a range of cafes and restaurants for every taste, why not take the chance to grab a treat from the local bakery for your train ride home.

Take a cultural trip and visit a museum

Why not take a trip to one of the many museums which are in Cathedral grounds such as Arrundels or the Salisbury Museum which contains artefacts from Old Sarum, Clarendon Palace and the city itself.

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How to get cheap train tickets to the wonderful city of Salisbury?

Split ticketing is a great way to make train travel affordable, so you can spend more time doing the things you enjoy on your days out. With sites like, which does all of the work for you, you can save money on your travel by purchasing cheap train tickets.

The best thing about Trainsplit is that there are no booking fees. If there are savings found by splitting your tickets, then we take a small percentage, but if we can't then we don't charge you a fee. We are here to help you save money.

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Our top tips for saving on your rail travel to Salisbury:

    1. Plan ahead - To get the best deals on train tickets, plan ahead. Advance fares are often cheaper than flexible tickets, and they are released up to 12 weeks prior to travel. Booking in advance can be a great way of obtaining cheap train tickets for your journey to Salisbury.
    2. Get yourself a railcard - When teamed up with the vast array of railcards, our advanced easy-to-use journey planner can help you search for the best train ticket deals for your journey.
    3. Take a slower, more obscure or alternative route - Sometimes taking an alternative route can lead to savings too. For example, a slightly more indirect route from London to Salisbury could involve departing from London Paddington and changing trains at Bath Spa. It may take a little more time, but can save you more money on your train tickets.
    4. Travel off-peak - Don't need to travel so early in the morning? Why not travel off-peak to save money on more expensive train tickets? These usually start from around 09:30 onwards.
    5. More than 2 people travelling together? Take advantage of Group Save Discounts - These are a great way to get discounted train fares when travelling in a group.
    6. Avoid booking fees - By booking with Trainsplit, you avoid paying booking fees on your train ticket purchase.
    7. Consider splitting your ticket - With split ticketing, you can unlock hidden fares for train tickets. And with a great website like Trainsplit doing all of the work for you, this could be a fantastic way to obtain cheap train tickets.
    8. Sign up for train fares and alerts to stay informed about upcoming fare promotions and the release of advance train tickets - This allows you to be among the first to book cheap fares when they become available.
    9. Claim Delay Repay if you are delayed - If your train journey is delayed by at least 15 or 30 minutes (depending on the train company), you could be entitled to Delay Repay compensation from the train company. Click here to find out more. 

      So what are you waiting for? Start planning your next trip by rail and save money with Trainsplit and split ticketing!

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