It takes an average of 4h 5m to travel from London to Stratford-upon-Avon by train, over a distance of around 83 miles (133 km). There are normally 39 trains per day traveling from London to Stratford-upon-Avon and tickets for this journey start from $8.48 when you book in advance.
From 2h 6m
83 miles (133 km)
39 trains per day
Planning to spend some time in the birthplace of William Shakespeare and need more information about the journey by train from London to Stratford-upon-Avon? We’ve got you covered!
Generally, it takes around 2 hours and 27 minutes to travel from London to Stratford-upon-Avon by train. However, it can take a little as 2 hours and 13 minutes on the fastest services. As there around 2 direct services on this route each day, you don’t need to worry about changing along the way.
On this route, you’ll board a Chiltern Railways train at London Marylebone station. Once you’ve found your seat, you can begin to enjoy the onboard amenities, including comfortable seating, luggage storage and free WiFi on most services. If you prefer to travel in style, why not upgrade to First Class? You’ll enjoy reclining seats, extra leg room and complimentary food and drink. Before you know it, your train will arrive at Stratford-upon-Avon station.
From the station, you’re just a short walk from the town centre. Here, you’ll find some of the town’s most popular landmarks, including Stratford Butterfly Farm, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Shakespeare’s Birthplace – childhood home of the bard himself.
Hoping to take advantage of the cheapest train tickets? Try traveling during Off-Peak times, outside of morning/evening rush hours on weekdays. Also, keep your eyes peeled for Advance tickets, they are usually released 12 weeks prior to the date of travel and tend to cheaper than purchasing on the departure date.
Keen to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets from London to Stratford-upon-Avon in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. For more information, keep reading for train schedules, FAQs including first and last train times and tips on booking cheap tickets.
The average journey time by train between London and Stratford-upon-Avon is 4 hours and 5 minutes, with around 39 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Stratford-upon-Avon is 2 hours and 6 minutes.
Train tickets from London to Stratford-upon-Avon can start from as little as $8.48 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from London to Stratford-upon-Avon. Travelling from London to Stratford-upon-Avon by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from London to Stratford-upon-Avon leaves at 04:22. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Stratford-upon-Avon leaves at 00:31. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from London to Stratford-upon-Avon cover a distance of around 83 miles (133 km) during the journey.
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