Stonehenge launches upgraded visitor shuttle buses  

A fleet of “cleaner, greener” buses has arrived at Stonehenge to transport visitors from the attraction’s visitor centre to the 5,000-year-old stone circle.

The fleet is from local Salisbury business, Tourist Coaches, and the six new vehicles are larger, quieter and better for the environment than previous buses.

Each can carry 38 seated passengers and 42 standing, with space for a wheelchair user and a separate space for a pram.

This allows groups disembarking from larger coaches to travel together directly to the stone circle from the groups-only pick-up point in the coach park.

Jennifer Davies, English Heritage head of operations at Stonehenge, said: “The (buses) are better for the environment and more fuel-efficient than the old buses.

“The great news for us and our visitors is that each vehicle can carry more people than our old buses, which means less time to wait on busy days before the journey to the stones begins. It’s better for our disabled visitors and additionally, the new buses have dementia-friendly flooring.”

Groups of 11 or more receive a 10% discount on entry prices to Stonehenge. One tour leader and one coach driver are admitted free with each group.

Photo by Sam Frost.