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Directions to Stratford-upon-Avon

By car
Stratford-upon-Avon is a short drive from Junction 15 of the M40, giving good access to the M42, M5, M6 and M25. 

Car parks
There is a large choice of fee-charging car parks stratford.gov.uk/transport/off-street-parking  in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Accessible parking
There are many parking spaces around the town for disabled drivers provided by Stratford District Council  These are free of charge when displaying a current blue-badge.  Unless there is separate signage there is no time limit.  On-street parking is also free for disabled drivers whilst displaying a current blue-badge and these do not have a time limit.  Car parks operated by other organisations make charges for disabled drivers.

Please see PDF iconmy accessible stratford upon avon.pdf

Park and Ride
Stratford's Park and Ride warwickshire.gov.uk/stratfordparkandride

Rosebird Park and Ride http://www.rosebirdcentreparkandride.co.uk/

By train
You can travel directly to Stratford-upon-Avon train station from Birmingham www.londonmidland.com (Snow Hill or Moor Street stations). 

Direct trains from London Marylebone chilternrailways.co.uk (via Warwick, Warwick Parkway, Leamington Spa, Banbury and Bicester North)

For National Rail Enquiries call 08457 484950.

By bus or coach
For details of local bus services from Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon please ring 0870 608 2608. For local bus services from Oxford call 08705 808 080.

For national enquiries, call 08705 808 080 or visit National Express Coaches.

Johnson Coaches also run a regular coach service in and around the town. 

By air
Stratford-upon-Avon is 27 miles from Birmingham Airport and 60 miles from East Midlands Airport.  It is also convenient for Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports to the south.

 

Directions to Warwick

By car 

Easily accessible from the North and South via the M1, M5, M6, M40 and M42. Leave the M40 at junction 15 and take the A429 to Warwick.

By bus 

The bus station is located in the town centre. Visit www.stagecoachbus.com for regular services throughout Warwickshire.

By coach 

There are drop off points at the bus stations, St Nicholas Park and near the Racecourse. Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/travel or www.nationalexpress.com

By train 

Warwick town centre is just a few minutes walk from the train station – visit www.chilternrailways.co.uk or www.nationalrail.co.uk

Parking 

There is a variety of multi-storey, surface and on-street parking is available visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/parking for more information

Directions to Kenilworth

By car

Kenilworth lies just off the A46 which provides a connection to the M69, M1, M6, M40 and M42 motorways.

From M40 (north or south)– exit junction 15 and follow signs for A46 Coventry. 

Take the 3rd junction from the A46 signposted Leamington A452.

From M6 junc 4 / M42(junc 6) southbound – Take A45 eastbound (signed Coventry), exit first junction A452 southbound (Kenilworth Road) through Balsall Common

From M69 – follow A46 from M69, join A45 at CoventryAirport (Tollbar End) on Stonebridge Highway, exit A45 to A46 follow signs for Kenilworth.

By bus

Most bus routes into Kenilworth stop at Abbey End near the Clock Tower, which gives you easy access to all the town centre shops.

By train

The nearest mainline train stations to Kenilworth are Coventry and Leamington Spa.  Bus Services run from close to both stations to Kenilworth.  The alternative is to take a taxi to Kenilworth. 

By Air

The nearest Airport is Birmingham Airport 14 miles away.  

Directions to Royal Leamington Spa

By car

Leamington is just 5 miles from junctions 13 and 14 of the M40, 4 miles from the A46 and 11 miles from the M45.

The town is also easily accessible from the North via the M6 (J4a).

Once here, ample car parking is provided within the town centre, with prices starting at just £3 all day in Covent Garden car park.

By train

The train station is only a minute or two’s walk from the town centre. There are direct train links to Royal Leamington Spa from many neighbouring towns and cities such as:

Coventry - 11 minutes

Banbury - 17 minutes

Birmingham International - 21 minutes

Birmingham - 25 minutes

And London Marylebone is only 1 hour and 15 minutes away.

By bus

Regular bus services run to and from the town centre

By coach

Newbold Terrace provides a drop off/pick up point, convenient for JephsonGardens. There are four free coach parking spaces at Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre (no overnight parking)

The best airport to use when travelling to Shakespeare's England

Birmingham Airport is the UK’s third largest airport outside London, and the UK’s seventh largest overall, handling some nine million passengers a year. Birmingham currently serves 143 direct scheduled & charter routes and offers an additional 279 possible connections worldwide. This gives passengers a choice of 422 direct or one-stop flights. For 2014 flights, Birmingham will offer an extended runway of 3003m to accommodate direct flights to and from the Far East and West Coast USA.

Find out more about Birmingham Airport at www.birminghamairport.co.uk

Take a coach transfer or private tour around the area

Johnsons' Coaches are available for private hire and transfers 

Go Cotswolds offer guided tours from Stratford-upon-Avon to The Cotswolds

 

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