Take the train to Worcester and step back in time in this beautiful cathedral city located on the banks of the River Severn in the West Midlands.
Most famously associated with a distinctive, anchovy-based sauce and one of England's oldest porcelain companies, Worcester is easily accessible by train from many popular cities around the country – you can travel from London to Worcester in about 2h, and Birmingham to Worcester and Gloucester to Worcester in less than an hour. Use our Journey Planner above to start your search for train times and tickets – we’ll always show you the cheapest tickets to Worcester so you can save on your trip.
It’s easy to get to Worcester by train from all over the UK, with direct routes from some of the country’s biggest cities, including London, Birmingham and Bristol. Most trains to Worcester arrive into Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcester Foregate Street and Worcester Park stations.
Planning your next trip to Worcester? Have a look at our table below – we’ve highlighted some of the most popular routes – or start your search in our Journey Planner at the top of the page.
|Route||Fastest journey||Train operator|
|London to Worcester||1h 59m||Great Western Railway|
|Birmingham to Worcester||37m||West Midlands Railway|
|Bristol to Worcester||1h 28m||Great Western Railway|
|Kidderminster to Worcester||19m||West Midlands Railway|
|Evesham to Worcester||18m||Great Western Railway|
|Hereford to Worcester||38m||Great Western Railway|
|Oxford to Worcester||1h 9m||Great Western Railway|
|Gloucester to Worcester||34m||Great Western Railway|
There are a number of ways you can find cheap train tickets to Worcester to help you save money and explore the city. Our easy-to-use Journey Planner can help you find the cheapest tickets on the days you want to travel.
The first way you can get your hands on cheaper train tickets to Worcester is by using a National Railcard. If you travel more than a few times a year, buying an eligible Railcard can allow you to save up to 1/3 off the price of your train tickets*, meaning you can spend more on things to see and do. Railcards cater to different age ranges and circumstances so, from the Senior Railcard to the Disabled Persons Railcard and the newly-introduced 26-30 Railcard (Millennial Railcard), you'll be sure to find your match. To see the different types of Railcards, eligibility requirements and how to buy one online, check out our Railcards page.
Another way to save money on train tickets to Worcester is by purchasing an Advance train ticket. In most cases, the earlier you book Advance tickets, the cheaper these tickets will be. Advance tickets typically go on sale 12 weeks in advance, so look out for the ‘Advance ticket’ type when your search for tickets using our Journey Planner.
You can also save money by ‘splitting’ your tickets – use our SplitSave app feature and we’ll find the cheapest combination of fares for you, where possible. Look out for the blue and white SplitSave icon when you search for tickets to Worcester on our app. Curious? Discover how split ticketing works on our SplitSave page.
Want more handy hints on how to save money on train tickets? Check out our Cheap train tickets page.
*Conditions and peak travel time exclusions may apply on some railcard types.
If it's historical sites you're after, there are plenty in Worcester to keep you happy. In the heart of the city, right by the river, is the impressive cathedral, which is formally known as the Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Mary the Virgin of Worcester. The oldest parts of the building date back to the 11th century, but it has accumulated elements of different English architectural styles up the early 16th century.
Worcester was the scene of the final battle of the English Civil War, and you can discover all about the city's involvement, as well as much more about the area's history, at the Commandery, about a six-minute walk from the cathedral. For those with a penchant for porcelain, the Museum of Royal Worcester is nearby on Severn Street.
The city's main shopping area centres on the High Street, The Shambles and Broad Street, all of which are pedestrianised. Explore beyond the main streets though and you'll find some interesting little arcades and narrow lanes, some with half-timbered buildings.
To the north of the centre and on the edge of the University of Worcester campus – one of the country's fastest-growing universities – you'll find the city's new gold-roofed landmark library, the Hive.