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Getting to Shakespeare Country by Virgin Trains

Getting to Shakespeare Country by Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains to Leamington Spa run from Birmingham and London Euston


Shakespeare Country

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Shakespeare Country


Getting to Shakespeare Country and getting around once you're here couldn't be easier. The area is served by excellent road, rail and air networks.


Shakespeare Country has excellent links with the motorway network with easy access from the M40, M42, M1 and M69.

Approximate journey times if you're travelling by car from:
Bath - 1½ hours Birmingham - 30 minutes
Cotswolds - 30 minutes London - 1½ hours Oxford - 1 hour

Shakespeare Country welcomes owners of electric vehicles. In Stratford upon Avon there are two charging points installed at the Park & Ride located off Bishopton Lane near to the roundabout with the A46 and the A3400 Birmingham Road. In addition to these, The Arden Hotel on Waterside in the centre of Stratford has two charging points available installed by Zero Carbon World. In Leamington Spa there are two charging points installed in the St Peters Car Park and two at Covent Garden Car Park.


Stratford, Warwick, Leamington and a number of other towns and villages in the area are connected to Britain's rail network.

CHILTERN RAILWAYS run direct trains from London Marylebone to and from Leamington, Warwick, Warwick Parkway and Stratford upon Avon. The stations in Leamington Spa, Warwick (not Warwick Parkway) and Stratford are all just ten minutes walk from the town centres.

CROSS COUNTRY trains run services to Leamington Spa from Birmingham, Reading, Manchester, Oxford, Southampton and Bournemouth.

LONDON MIDLAND run trains from Stratford upon Avon to Birmingham Moor Street.

Cross Country Trains: 08447 369 123
Chiltern Railways Enquiries: 08456 005 165 (07.00 to 20.00)
London Midland 0844 811 0133 (0121 634 2040 from mobiles)
National Rail Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50 (24 hours)


National Express run a number of services to the area. Please contact them direct for details:
National Express: 08705 80 80 80


Shakespeare Country is ideally placed for customers arriving by air. In fact we are closer to our two local airports than Central London is to London's Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

Coventry Airport is just 15 minutes away - the closest major airfield to Shakespeare Country. Visitors to the region arriving by helicopter, general aviation and indeed business jets can be accommodated there.

Birmingham Airport is 30 minutes away. It provides fast, easy access to Shakespeare Country from the Airport via mainline rail and the national motorway network. With over 50 airlines and over 500 destinations, Birmingham Airport enables connections to Shakespeare Country from around the World for the International visitor.



Coach set down points: Windsor Street (Shakespeare's Birthplace only), 3 minutes from town centre and Waterside by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Riverside Coach Park: approx. 5 minutes walk from town centre. Open 24 hours. Nearest toilets in Leisure Centre, refreshments available at Leisure Centre (seating 150). Up to 4 hrs £4.20, up to 8 hrs £6.30, up to 24 hrs £7.40. CV37 6BY.

Windsor Street (Shakespeare's Birthplace only): short stay only, 3 minutes from town centre. Toilet at car park. Refreshments nearby. CV37 6QW.

For up-to-date parking information and charges, please contact Parking Services at Stratford-on-Avon District Council: 01789 260 691 or


Coach set down points: St. Nicholas Park and Puckerings Lane.
Coach parking: Myton Fields, 3 spaces, 10-15 minutes’ walk from town centre. Open 24 hours, April to October. Toilet on site (open weekends and bank holiday). Nearest alternative toilets and refreshments at St. Nicholas Park. CV34 4QY.
St Marys Land Area 1: 25 spaces, 15-20 minutes’ walk from town centre, open 24 hours all year (except race days), toilets at Market Square.

For up-to-date parking information and charges, please contact Parking Services at Warwick District Council: 01926 456 317 or


Coach set down and pick up point: Newbold Terrace.
Coach parking: Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre, 1 mile from town centre. Nearest toilets are located at Jephson Gardens and Pump Rooms. Refreshments at Pump Rooms. CV32 4EW.

For up-to-date parking information and charges, please contact Parking Services at Warwick District Council: 01926 456 317 or


Kenilworth Castle visitors only:
Free parking for up to 6 coaches at Brays Car Park. 300 metres from the entrance. Toilet at the Visitor Centre. Refreshments available. CV8 1NE.

For up-to-date parking information and charges, please contact Parking Services at Warwick District Council: 01926 456 317 or



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Map reference: SP 238728  Lat: 52.35274 Long: -1.65198

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