How To Get To Shrewsbury

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Shrewsbury Map

Where we are and how to get here

Shrewsbury is located in the county of Shropshire is on the border of north Wales and is bordered by Cheshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire & Worcestershire. Shropshire is approximately 3 hours from London, an hour or so from Manchester and only 40 minutes from Birmingham.

By Car

Shrewsbury connects 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.

Interactive Travel Map

For alternative transport methods and routes to get to Shropshire, and for transport information while you are here try the interactive transport map provided by Shropshire Council.

By Rail

Shrewsbury is linked by a regular main line rail service. For rail timetables, please visit the Network rail website or phone 08457 48 49 50.

For information on Arriva Trains Wales special offers please click here

By Air

The nearest airports to Shrewsbury are located in Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester and are all approximately an hour away. Birmingham and Manchester airports also connect to a mainline rail network.

Shrewsbury Railway Station

By Bus and Coach

The National Express run coaches into many of the towns in Shropshire, please call 08705 808080. For details of Bus routes and times within the county, please call the Shropshire Traveline on 0870 6082608 or contact a Visitor Information Centre.

Severn Dee Travel provides detailed information and assistance on travelling within Shropshire, call 01691 681010. Information is also obtainable from Travel Line Midlands.

By Water

Although Shrewsbury is inland, the town is well serviced by Britain's extensive waterways. The Shropshire Union Canal is Shropshire's main canal it runs from Ellesmere Port to Wolverhampton. A canal trip is an excellent way to see our lovely countryside.

Shropshire's other canals include the Montgomery canal and the Llangollen canal. Further information about all of these canals is available from British Waterways.

Also running in part through Shrewsbury's lush scenery is the famous meandering river Severn. Forming a loop around our county town, a river trip on the crystal clear water is the perfect way to see the town.

Easy Reference Travel Guide

Nearest 'A' road Nearest rail station Nearest bus/coach station Nearest airport
A5/A49 Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Birmingham

Shrewsbury Park and Ride

If you are visiting Shrewsbury for the day or staying out of town you will find the excellent Park and Ride service is a cheap and convenient way of getting into the town centre.

There are three Park and Ride sites - Harlescott serving the north and east, Meole Brace serving the south and Oxon for visitors from the west of town. Parking is free, although there is a return bus fare of £1.40.

Please click here for more information.

Harlescott Livestock Market - Town Centre

Monday - Saturday, every 10 minutes 7.30am (8.00am Saturdays) - 6.30pm
Stops at: Railway Station, Castle Street, Dogpole, High Street, Shoplatch, Barker Street and Chester Street.

Meole Brace Retail Park - Town Centre

Monday - Saturday, every 10 minutes 7.30am (8.00am Saturdays) - 6.30pm
Stops at: Old Potts Way, Wyle Cop, High Street, Shoplatch, Barker Street, Chester Street, Railway Station, Castle Street, Dogpole and English Bridge.

Oxon - Town Centre

Monday - Saturday, every 10 minutes 7.30am (8.00am Saturdays) - 6.30pm
Stops at: Frankwell, Chester Street, Railway Station, Castle Street, Dogpole, High Street, Shoplatch and Barker Street.