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National Rail Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50

TrainTracker™: 0871 200 49 50

TrainTracker™ Text - text station name to: 8 49 50

National Rail Enquiries from overseas (Please note: International rates apply): +44(0)20 7278 5240

National Rail Enquiries Textphone (for customers with hearing impairments): 0845 60 50 600

Welsh language: 0845 60 40 500


Stratford upon Avon is at the heart of the country and is well served by access points from across the country and further afield.  We are in easy reach of major airports, motorways and have good train and canal access too if you're coming by water.

Once you've got here, there are a number of parking options depending on your requirements:

Park and Ride North (Bishopton)
& Car Parks throughout the town



To drive from London:
Take the M40 motorway to Junction 15 and follow signs.
Time approx: 2 hours. Stratford is approximately 20 minutes from Junction 15.


By 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.


By 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 on traffic.


By Coach from Birmingham:
There are two National Express coaches a day from Digbeth - but the bus service is much more regular!



Johnsons Coaches - Bus Enquiries     
Click here to check time tables and fares
Telephone Enquiries:  01564 797070

Stagecoach - Bus Enquiries                   
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Telephone Enquiries:  01788 535555 (9am - 5pm Mon-Fri) outside these times call Traveline on 0871 2002233*
Disability Helpdesk:     01788 535555 (9am - 5pm Mon-Fri) 

If you're a wheelchair user, we’d always recommend that you double-check before you travel to make sure the service you’d like to use is fully wheelchair accessible.

*Calls to Traveline cost 10p per minute from a BT landline, calls from other service providers and calls from mobiles may vary.

National Rail Enquiries Textphone (for customers with hearing impairments): 0845 60 50 600

Welsh language: 0845 60 40 500


Tiddington Taxis

Shakespeare Taxis

007 Taxis Ltd

Stratford Taxis

Direct Line

Alderminster Private Hire

A111 Services

The Ideal Taxi Co

Albany Chauffeurs

Abc Stratford Cabs


01789 261361

01789 266100

01789 414007

01789 415888

01789 414005

01789 450833

01789 550502

01789 290444

01789 204992

01789 299900



Chiltern Railways                                                          http://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/destination-guides/shakespeare-country/

The Shakespeare Line                                                  http://www.shakespeareline.com/ 

Shakespeare Express                                                  

Stratford Bike Hire                                                        

Birmingham International Airport  08707 335511          http://www.bhx.co.uk

Coventry Airport  02476 308600                                    http://www.coventryairport.co.uk

East Midlands Airport 0871 919900                              




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:
01789 414534


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 disabled bays:

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):         no limit
Union Street:                                                     maximum stay 1 hour no return within 2 hours, between 8am and 6pm
Sheep Street:                                                    maximum stay 3 hours, no return within 3 hours between 8am and 6pm
Chapel Lane:                                                     no limit
Bridge Street:                                                    no limit between 8am and 6pm
Waterside:                                                         no limit
Rother Street:                                                    no limit



Car Parks

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 car.

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.

On Street Parking

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 Stratford are extremely zealous!

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