Travel by Rail
The 167-year-old train station is based within the centre of town, below Shrewsbury Castle. The station is serviced by trains from around the UK, many services to Wales start at or pass through Shrewsbury station.
From Birmingham, Manchester or Chester the journey is around an hour or less (on a direct train) and there is a direct service between Shrewsbury and London.
Plan your journey here with National Rail journey planner or Trainline.
There is a taxi rank outside of Shrewsbury station.
Travel by Car
If you’re planning a road trip to Shrewsbury you will need to use the M54 / M6 network or the A49, A5, A53, A458 if approaching by A roads. There is parking a plenty in centre of Shrewsbury town.
Shropshire Council car parks in Shrewsbury are priced in bands; the further from the centre of the town, the cheaper the car park. You can stay for as long as you want in the car parks or on-street and they are priced per hour (there is a time limit for stays in Frankwell Riverside, due to flooding risk).
The cashless app allows you to top-up while out and about.
Non-Council car parks include:
- NCP Wyle Cop – SY1 1XE, charges 24 hours (early bird tickets are available for £3.50 all day for those arriving before 9.30am)
- Barker Street – SY1 1QH, charges 8am – 8pm
- The Gap – SY1 1PL, charges 8am – 8pm
Shrewsbury has designated on-street parking spaces for disabled badge holders on:
Shoplatch – SY1 1HF
Castle Street – SY1 2BQ
St. Mary’s Street – SY1 1DS
St Mary’s Place – SY1 1DZ
Claremont Street – SY1 1QG
Roushill – SY1 1PN
Beeches Lane – SY1 1TZ
Princess Street – SY1 1LP
Dogpole – SY1 1EN
Parking is free if a badge is displayed.
Normal car parking charges apply for the designated disabled parking spaces in Raven Meadows multi-storey and in Abbey Foregate car park.
Some Hackney Carriage taxis are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair accessible buses operate on all three Park and Ride routes. Normal charges apply.
Travel by Park and Ride
There are three park and ride sites in:
- Harlescott – SY1 4HA, closes at midnight
- Meole Brace – SY3 9NB, closes after the arrival of the last bus (around 6.40pm)
- Oxon – SY3 5AD, closes after the arrival of the last bus (around 6.40pm)
Parking is free and the return bus fare costs £1.60 for adults, concessions are half price (with a senior citizen bus pass or Shrewsbury Sixth Form / Shrewsbury High School student card).
Buses run every 20 minutes between 7.30am and 6.30pm (last bus departs from car park at 6.10pm)
For more information on the park and ride services, visit the Shropshire Council website.
Travel by Taxi
If you’re coming for a night out in Shrewsbury, don’t forget to book your journey home to avoid long waits.
- Station Taxis – 01743 818283
- Shrewsbury Taxis – 01743 244477
- Go Carz – 01743 441144
- Vincent Taxis – 01743 367777
- Access Cars – 01743 545454
- AAA Shrewsbury Taxis – 01743 244555
- Star Cars Travel – 01743 353535
Travel by Coach
Travel by bus and coach is stress-free and cost-effective. For information and timetables call the Shropshire Travel Line on 0870 6082608.
Information is also available from National Express (08705 808080) Travel Line Midlands (0870 2002233) and Severn Dee Travel (01691 681010)
- Frankwell Coach Park – SY3 8HQ
- Abbey Foregate SY2 6AH and turn left at the Car Park sign (postcode is Shropshire Wildlife Trust)
Coach Drop-off Points
There are coach drop-off points at Frankwell opposite St. Chad’s Church at the main entrance to the Quarry Park, Shoplatch, and Dogpole.
Frankwell Coach Park – SY3 8HQ
St Chad’s Terrace – SY1 1JX
Shoplatch – SY1 1EB
Dogpole – SY1 1HF
Shrewsbury is a medieval town with narrow streets, which could make access by large vehicles difficult. For advice on access, speak with the staff at your planned destination or contact the Parking and Transport Office on 01743 356628.