Church Stretton has both bus and rail connections and is located just two hours from Birmingham, Manchester, and Liverpool airports.
Bus services in Church Stretton
There are 5 local bus services that run to or provide links to Church Stretton:
- The 435 which runs 6 days a week from Shrewsbury to Ludlow
- The 553, a 6-day bus service between Shrewsbury and Bishops Castle
- The 492 which runs from Monday to Sunday between Ludlow and Hereford
- The 292, a 7-day bus service which runs between Ludlow and Kidderminster
- And the Ludlow Park & Ride which operates from Monday to Saturday from the Eco Business Park
The Shropshire Hills Shuttles operates on weekends and bank holidays between Easter and September and provide 16-seater mini-buses to the Shropshire Hills for easy access to a number of activities including walking and sightseeing.
National Express run long-distance coaches that stop at Shrewsbury and Hereford where local services can be picked up to Church Stretton. The service also offers routes from many of the towns in Shropshire.
Rail services in Church Stretton
Arriva Trains Wales runs hourly trains between Manchester and Cardiff that stop at the Church Stretton rail station. The location for changes from Birmingham, North Wales, and Chester is one stop north at Shrewsbury. Trains from the North West, North East, Yorkshire and Scotland change at Crewe which is 2 stops from Church Stretton. The quickest route from London is from Euston via Crewe, which takes 3 hours and only requires one change.
Newport also offers a rail service to London Paddington and the southwest, while the Heart of Wales line operates a service to Swansea.
It is important to note that there isn’t any staff available at the Church Stretton Rail Station and taxi services from the station to your accommodation will need to be booked in advance.