Ludlow, Shropshire - Travelling to Ludlow, Car Parking and other information
Ludlow, Shropshire, England
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Western Britain map with Ludlow, ShropshireRoad: Ludlow is situated on the A49 trunk road which runs from Warrington, through Shrewsbury and Hereford to Ross-on-Wye.
From Birmingham, head west on the A456 through Kidderminster. From the M5 leave at junction 3 and continue on the A456 through Kidderminster.


Car Parks: The three principal car parks in the centre of Ludlow are at Upper Galdeford (Somerfield), Lower Galdeford (Smithfield), and Castle Street. They operate on a pay-and-display basis. Click here for Ludlow map with car parks featured

Pay and Display Meters
On-street parking in the town centre (Central Red Zone) is now Pay and Display Meters, in the Blue Zone it is free but restricted time (as displayed on the notices).

Ludlow Park and Ride

Getting to the site
Ludlow Park & Ride is based at the Eco Business Park and can easily be reached from all areas using the A49. Follow the signs in and around Ludlow to the site.
If using Satellite Navigation the nearest post code is SY8 1ES.

Service details
Monday to Saturday express buses from the Eco Park to the town centre run every 30 minutes. Buses run from the car park in the direction of the town centre from 7.20am until 5.20pm.

The first bus from the town centre runs at 7.35am and operates every 30 minutes until 5.35pm.

The car park closes after the arrival of the last bus from the town centre at approximately 5.50pm.

All buses are fully accessible and have low floor access, they are ideal for parents with pushchairs and people who are less mobile. The buses also have a ramp to aid access for wheelchair users.

Ticket prices
Free all day parking when purchasing a ticket.
Return bus fare;
Adults *95p.
Children under 16 years *50p
Concessionary Passes are accepted on this service after 9.30am.

Visit the Shropshire County Council web site for further details

Rail: The Marches Line offers a comfortable and convenient means of getting to Ludlow.

There are connections at Crewe and Manchester for the North, Shrewsbury for Birmingham and the Midlands and the Cambrian Line and connections at Newport (Wales) for London and the South East and Bristol and the South West.

Ludlow's railway station is a short walk (about 5 minutes) from the town centre or you can catch the town bus service which passes every 15 minutes.

For times and fares, contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 (24hrs) or 0845 60 40 500 (Welsh language service)or visit the Arriva Trains Wales website:

Bus: The bus service 192/292 serves Ludlow from Kidderminster. The town is also served by local bus services for destinations in Shropshire and Herefordshire. Phone Shropshire Traveline on 0345 056785.

Park and Ride for Food and Drink Festival
An inexpensive and efficient Park and Ride bus service operates during the Food and Drink Festival weekend, when parking in the town centre becomes almost impossible, due to the large number of extra visitors. The Park and Ride car parks are well signposted from the main approaches to Ludlow on the A49 and A4117.