England is a country of varying landscapes, including vibrant metropolitan areas and tranquil countryside. Shropshire is a mostly rural county in the West Midlands, a picturesque and relaxing spot for a holiday via the many options for trains to Shropshire. Learn about train times, routes and stations in Shropshire to help you plan an ideal holiday in this rural county.
The surrounding areas of Birmingham, Blackpool and London all operate trains to Shropshire. Comfortable, clean rail cars offer the best in relaxing transportation. Travel by train from Blackpool to Shropshire in just under two hours (Whitchurch Station) or from Birmingham in 1h 8m (Wellington Station). In addition, 14 stations located in the county allow you to move easily around the Shropshire area via train.
On the route from Birmingham, look out your train window for spectacular views of hill ranges and peaceful terrain as you pass through quaint small towns, such as Bobbington and Stoke Bliss. The River Severn, Britain’s longest river, winds through Shrewsbury past the world heritage site of Ironbridge. Bridgnorth, at the top of a sandstone cliff, offers views of several surrounding counties.
There are several options for rail travel between London and Shropshire. From London Euston, there are three lines operating which terminate at Wellington Station: Transport for Wales (formerly Arriva Trains Wales), Virgin Trains West Coast and West Midlands Trains. You may need to change trains in Birmingham. This line calls at Whitchurch as well.
If you want to go directly to Shrewsbury, which is the county town of Shropshire, choose West Midlands Railway. Leaving from London Marylebone, the route takes 1h 43m, with a short walk in Birmingham to catch the transfer. Virgin Trains began direct services from London in 2014.
The main train station in Shropshire is Telford Central. Check out live arrivals and station facilities for Telford Central.
The primary operator of trains to Shropshire is West Midlands Trains. You can also catch Transport for Wales services to Telford Central.
It's easy to bag cheap train tickets to Shropshire. We'd recommend using a Railcard, buying your ticket in advance or travelling during Off-Peak hours if you can. Read our cheap train tickets guide to find out more.
There are frequent daily services to Shropshire, although there may be fewer services on weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains to Shropshire.