How To Get To Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury, Shropshire's county town, is a great place for groups; enjoy its glorious location, within a loop of meandering River Severn. Shrewsbury's most famous son, Charles Darwin would still recognise the black & white timber buildings of his home town, renowned to be one of England's most splendid, with over 600 listed buildings linked by ancient shuts or passageways. It's easy to find your way around (think street signs, finger posts and town maps) and there's even free coach parking.

Set down passengers in the town centre, or at the edge of town coach parks. Wander around the Darwin town trail and explore Shrewsbury's picturesque cobbled alleys and squares, with an exceptional number of interesting, independent shops. Around every corner is a great cafe, restaurant or pub.

UK map with Shrewsbury location

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.

Shrewsbury connects to the M6 and motorway network via the M54. The A49, A5, A53, A458 all make Shrewsbury easily accessible.

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.

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.

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.

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