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Worcestershire is at the heart of England with fantastic travel links across the UK.
The county borders Birmingham, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire with excellent links to London in less than 2 hours from our new railway station, Worcestershire Parkway.
Travel is often a big part of your journey so we’ve put together this special travel section to so you know exactly how to get here and how you can travel around once you’ve arrived.
Worcestershire is served well by rail and there are railway stations across the county.
The following stations are within Worcestershire and offer access to our city, towns and villages.
Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcestershire Parkway, Bromsgrove, Kidderminster, Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Pershore, Evesham, Redditch, Droitwich, Blakedown, Hartlebury, Wythall, Barnt Green, Alvechurch, Honeybourne.
Our closest airport is Birmingham Airport which is just a 34 mile journey to the centre of Worcestershire.
You can find out more about Birmingham airport by visiting their website.
Our road network in the county is well connected, with the M5 running across the county providing great links to the North and the South of England, and into Wales.
The M40 and the M50 also enter into Worcestershire.
If you are looking to travel around the county then there are a variety of options to get around that don’t involve your car.
Bus services run throughout the county and can get you from a to b in a cost effective and environmentally conscious way.
To check out the best route for you, visit the Worcestershire County Council website to find bus timetables and more.
There are two heritage railway lines that come into Worcestershire, offering you a fun family friendly way to travel.
In North Worcestershire, the Severn Valley Railway offers a line from Bridgenorth in Shropshire through to Kidderminster, with a stop in the heritage town of Bewdley as well.
In the South of Worcestershire, the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire steam railway stops in the beautiful Cotswold village of Broadway. There is a shuttle bus that links the train station to the village.
If you are looking to get away from the road and travel through the county by foot, then our footpaths and public rights of way can offer a beautiful, healthy option to travel from village to village or town to town.
The Worcestershire County Council website has information on all the public rights of way across the county.
When visiting our countryside, please remember to follow the countryside code and walk safely, leaving areas as you found them.