How to Get Here

Shropshire is on the border of North Wales and is surrounded 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

Shropshire connects to the M6 and motorway network via the M54. The A49, A5, A53, A458 all make Ludlow and the Shropshire Hills easily accessible. Click here to use AA route planner 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

The regular main line Manchester to Cardiff service calls at Church Stretton, Craven Arms and Ludlow www.nationalrail.co.uk.

The Heart of Wales line, one of the most scenic in Britain, stops at Church Stretton and Craven Arms www.heart-of-wales.co.uk.

Contact National Rail for further information 08457 48 49 50.

By Bus and Coach

The National Express run coaches into many of the towns in Shropshire, please call 08705 808080.

The following regular bus services operate in the Shropshire Hills. For details on all these routes contact Traveline 0871 200 2233 or www.travelinemidlands.co.uk

  • 435, Shrewsbury – Ludlow, 6-day bus service which stops in Church Stretton, Craven Arms and Ludlow.
  • 553, Shrewsbury - Bishop’s Castle, 6-day bus service
  • 292, Ludlow – Kidderminster, 7-day bus service which stops at Cleobury Mortimer
  • 492, Ludlow – Hereford, 7-day bus service
  • Ludlow Park & Ride operates Monday to Saturday into the town centre from the Eco Business Park just off the Ludlow By Pass.

Other bus services:

Shropshire Link

This is a 'book ahead' bus service which links the rural areas with the market towns. Details at Visitor Information Centres or contact 0845 678 9068 for more information and to book, giving at least 24 hours notice.

Shropshire Hills Shuttles

These are 16-seater mini-buses which operate every weekend and Bank Holidays from Easter until the end of September, providing easy access into the hills for walking, sightseeing, pub lunches, picnics and more. www.shropshirehillsshuttles.co.uk.

By Air

The nearest airports to Shropshire 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.

By Bicycle

Route 44 of the National Cycle Network is a 58 mile linear route which guides you from Shrewsbury, through the Shropshire Hills and into Bishop's Castle, Craven Arms and Ludlow. From Ludlow it continues south into Herefordshire and onto the cathedral city of Hereford.

Easy Reference Travel Guide

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Town Nearest A Road Nearest Railway Station Nearest Bus/Coach Station Nearest Airport
Bridgnorth A442/A458 Telford Central Wolverhampton Birmingham
Church Stretton A49 Church Stretton Shrewsbury Birmingham
Ironbridge A4169 Telford Central Telford Birmingham
Ludlow A49 Ludlow Shrewsbury & Hereford Birmingham
Much Wenlock A458 Telford Telford Birmingham
Shrewsbury A5/A49 Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Birmingham

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As You Like It

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