How to get to Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury is Shropshire's county town and has excellent road and rail links. Shropshire (England's largest inland county) is bordered by Wales, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire & Worcestershire. We're approximately 3 hours from London, an hour and a half from Manchester and an hour or so from Birmingham.

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By Car

Shrewsbury is connected to the M6 and motorway network via the M54. The A49, A5, A53, A458 all make Shrewsbury easily accessible. Click here to use AA routefinder to plan your journey.

Car Hire

You can hire a car from any of the major airports to get to Shropshire, or hire in Shropshire when you arrive, visit Rhino Car Hire  or call 0845 508 9845 for futher details.

By Train

Virgin Trains operate a direct rail service between Shrewsbury and London. For train times and tickets visit

Shrewsbury is also linked by a regular main line rail service. The station is some 40 odd miles north west of Birmingham New Street and serves as the rail 'Gateway to Wales' with many services starting at or passing through Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury Railway Station, Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury SY1 2DQ
Tel: 0845 606 1660

To view all train stations and rail services in Shropshire take a look at the interactive transport map and start planning your journey to Shropshire. For train times and tickets to Shrewsbury visit the National Rail Enquiries website or telephone National Rail on 08457 48 49 50. You could also try My Train Ticket or The Train Line websites for alternative fares.

Need a taxi from the station? Try the Train Taxi website or contact a Visitor Information Centre for local information. Our helpful hotels, B&Bs, Inns, self catering and caravan and campsites can also advise on local transport to make sure you can get to your chosen accommodation.

By Bus

For information about getting to and around Shrewsbury (and the rest of Shropshire) by bus, bus timetables, bus fares, and Park & Ride services in Shrewsbury visit the Travel Shropshire website

For National Express please call 08717 818178 or visit the National Express website.

Nearest Airports

The nearest airports to Shrewsbury are Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester. Birmingham and Manchester airports also connect to a mainline rail network.

Parking in Shrewsbury

For information about parking in Shrewsbury please click here

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