Getting Here & Parking
To drive from London:
Take the M40 motorway to Junction
15 and follow signs.
Time approx: 2 hours. Stratford is approximately 20 minutes from
train from London:
There are several direct trains daily from London’s
Marylebone Station. Time approx: 2.5 hours. It is possible, to see a matinee at the Courtyard
Theatre and get back to London by train.
train from Birmingham:
There is an excellent and regular service
from Birmingham Snow Hill and Birmingham Moor Street which means you can just pop across for some shopping!
By Coach from London:
National Express Coaches
run several trips a day between London Victoria and Stratford-upon-Avon. Time approx: 3 hours depending
By Coach from Birmingham:
There are two National Express coaches a day from Digbeth - but the bus service is much
The Stratford Park and Ride (Bishopton)
Stratford Park and Ride is located off Bishopton Lane near to
the roundabout with the A46 (T) and the A3400 Birmingham Road. Signs have been provided on the approach
roads from the north and west to direct drivers to the site. Parking overnight on the Stratford
Park and Ride site is not allowed. Please use the off-street car parks in the town centre operated by Stratford-on-Avon District
The Stratford Park and Ride is closed on:
•Sundays (first Sunday in October to last Sunday in March)
First bus leaves
Last return from
Mondays to Saturdays
07:30 to 23:30
Bridge Street – 23:15
Wood Street 23:17
Every 15 mins
Street – 19:00
Wood Street 19:02
Every 15 mins
Street – 23:15
Wood Street 23:17
Warwickshire Concessionary Bus Pass Holders – Free after
09:00 Mondays to Fridays and all day Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays
· Non Warwickshire Concessionary Bus Pass Holders can only Park and Ride for Free after
09:30 Mondays to Fridays and all day Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays
The Shopmobility unit is located in Bridgefoot car park, near the Tourist Information office. This is a free service
which provides powered scooters and wheelchairs for hire. Whether it’s long term or short
term, for holidays, visitors, residents or those with temporary injuries, Shopmobility can help
you to make the most of your time in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The opening hours are from 9am until 4pm on Tuesdays
to Saturdays, and from 10am until 3pm on Mondays. If possible please book in advance to ensure
that a scooter or chair is available and to reserve a parking space. This can be done by phoning
Stratford Shopmobility on:
For Blue Badge
Holders (and holders of any other official disabled parking permits) and motorcycles parking is
free in all District Council car parks except Bridgefoot and Unicorn Meadow parks. In an
on-street parking bay, Badge Holders may park for free and for as long as they need to unless there
is a traffic sign specifying a time limit for disabled badge holders or the traffic sign states
that the bay is for a specific use only, for example taxi rank, residents parking.
In a disabled bay you must ensure that you read the
road signage to ensure that you do not overstay the maxmimum time permitted. The following areas have designated
Sheep Street Rear Access Area:
maximum stay 3 hours at all times
Henley Street(within pedestrianised area): maximum
stay 30 minutes, no return within 1 hour between the hours of 8am and 11am
Henley Street (Windsor Street entrance):
maximum stay 1 hour no return within 2 hours, between 8am and 6pm
maximum stay 3 hours, no return within 3 hours between 8am and 6pm
no limit between 8am and 6pm
Stratford-upon-Avon has 8 District Council Car Parks with
over 2,800 parking spaces; there is also an NCP Car Park on Rother Street
with 256 spaces and the Civic Hall Car Park on Rother Street with 52 spaces. (which is a Pay &
Display that is open 24 hours).
Two of the towns car parks , Bridgefoot multi-storey and the
adjacent Unicorn Meadow are barrier controlled ‘Pay on Foot’, which means you must take
a ticket on entering the car park, retain it, and pay the required fee before collecting your
Parking is also available at
the Cricket Club (This is Pay & Display); and at the Marina near the
Holiday Inn Bridgefoot. (Pay & Display). All the car parks are conveniently situated (within
10 minutes walk) for all amenities and shopping.
There are signs on all approach roads and
throughout the town to guide you to the car parks.
If you decide to park "on street"
then you are required to take a ticket from the on-street Pay & Display machines.
The parking fees and parking time varies depending where you park.
We recommend you consult the signs and
parking machines before leaving your car to shop - and take care - the Parking Attendants
in Stratfford are extremely zealous!
The Stratford Halloween Festival
October 1st to 31st, every year
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