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How to get here

Travelling to Shropshire is easy. We’re in the English Midlands, with the M54 motorway that connects with the M6 in Staffordshire and forms part of the route to North Wales. Our nearest airports are Birmingham and Manchester, each around 1.5 hours away. Much of Shropshire is just over one hour from Birmingham, the UK’s second city.

By Rail

It’s also easy to get around Shropshire once you arrive. Shropshire has 19 National Rail stations on various railway lines, including at Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Ludlow, Telford, Wellington, Cosford and Whitchurch. These give us excellent railway links to London, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff. Shropshire is also blessed with several lovingly run heritage railways, although these are less about reaching destinations and more about enjoying the journey.


By Bus

Shropshire has National Express coach links from London, stopping in Shrewsbury and Telford. A comprehensive Shropshire bus network will take you to our towns and villages across the county. In summer special shuttle buses connect many of south Shropshire’s most popular tourist spots.

Park and Ride

Shropshire park and ride services are in Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, giving you car-free access to our wonderful market towns without the expense of town-centre parking or the hassle of looking for a space. You can make the most of free parking in Shrewsbury on Sundays. So now you know how to reach Shropshire. The question is, will you ever want to leave?

For further information please call our public transport team on 0345 678 9006
or click here for bus timetable information

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