It takes an average of 2h 42m to travel from London to Shrewsbury by train, over a distance of around 139 miles (224 km). There are normally 2 trains per day travelling from London to Shrewsbury and tickets for this journey start from £13.40 when you book in advance.
From 2h 39m
139 miles (224 km)
2 trains per day
Direct trains available
Thinking about taking the train from London to Shrewsbury? We've got you covered.
It usually takes around 2 hours 42 minutes to travel the 139 miles (224 km) from London to Shrewsbury by train, although you can get there in as little as 2 hours 39 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 2 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. As the main train operator on this route, you'll probably be travelling with Avanti West Coast for all or at least part of your journey to Shrewsbury.
Book train tickets from London to Shrewsbury in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from £13.40. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices in our Journey Planner, for example when you travel at Off-Peak times or use a Railcard.
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The average journey time by train between London and Shrewsbury is 2 hours and 42 minutes, with around 2 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 Shrewsbury is 2 hours and 39 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London to Shrewsbury can start from as little as £13.40 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Shrewsbury without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from London to Shrewsbury each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London to Shrewsbury leaves at 17:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Shrewsbury leaves at 18:16. 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 Shrewsbury cover a distance of around 139 miles (224 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Shrewsbury to London.
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