Worcester is ideally located in the Midlands, at the heart of England. It is close to a number of other major towns and cities:
(Location, Distance, Approx. travel time by road)
The Malverns: 8 miles, 12 mins
Broadway (Cotswolds): 23 miles, 34 mins
Stratford-upon-Avon: 25 miles, 37 mins (for Shakespeare's Birthplace)
Cheltenham: 25 miles, 29 mins
Hereford: 26 miles, 36 mins
Gloucester: 29 miles, 37 mins
Birmingham: 35 miles, 43 mins
Oxford: 58 miles, 1hr 24mins
Bristol 62 miles, 1hr 3 mins
Cardiff 82 miles, 1hr 30 mins
Manchester 112 miles, 1hr 50 mins
Sheffield 122 miles, 1hr 50 mins
Liverpool 123 miles, 2 hrs
London: 137 miles, 2hrs 44 mins
Leeds 150 miles, 2 hrs 15 mins
Edinburgh 316 miles, 5 hrs
Worcester can be reached easily by road, rail, air and water.
Worcester is on the M5 motorway and is served by two motorway junctions:
Leave the M5 at junction 7 for Worcester south and west, the city centre and main visitor attractions, the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Cricket. Follow the brown signs or city centre signs.
Leave the M5 at junction 6 for Worcester north, the city's main business parks, the Park and Ride site and Worcester Warriors Rugby Club at Sixways.
For details about park & ride click here
Worcester is served by two railway stations:
Foregate Street Station is right at the heart of the city centre, only a few minutes walk to the main shopping centre and visitor attractions, theatre and concert venues.
Shrub Hill Railway Station is also only a short walk (approx. 15 minutes) away from the city centre.
Frequent train services run to London Paddington (approx. journey time 2hrs 45 mins), and to Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Snow Hill (approx. journey time 45 mins) and to many other nearby towns.
For more information on train routes log on to www.nationalrail.co.uk/passenger_services/maps/
The closest airport to Worcester is Birmingham International (38 miles/60km) with regular daily flights to and from many European and international destinations. For more information log on to www.bhx.com and click on destination map on the menu. also nearby is Bristol Airport (74 miles/118km). For more information log on to www.bristolairport.co.uk
Transfers to Worcester are by taxi, rail or coach. Please contact the Worcester Visitor Centre for more information 01905 726311 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Worcester sits on the banks of the River Severn and the Worcester to Birmingham Canal. It has full service moorings at Lowesmoor Wharf and Diglis Basin as well as other mooring points near the Commandery and the road bridge.
Worcester is well served with a variety of car parks within the city centre.
Coach drop-off points are available at:
King Street (2)
Sansome Street (1)
Cathedral Island (1)
Coach Parking is available for 12 coaches at Croft Road Coach and Car Park. The cost is £5 per day.
Worcester Christmas Fayre Coach Parking
Please note that during the Worcester Christmas Fayre all coaches wishing to park in Worcester must book in advance, in order to maintain traffic flows through our historic city. Coaches arriving without prior booking will be treated as fly coaches and charged accordingly or turned away. F
Taxi ranks for licensed Hackney Carriages are available in Worcester City Centre at the following locations:
Shrub Hill Station
Foregate Street Station
Night-time taxi ranks also operate from:
St. Nicholas Street