How to get to Bridgnorth

Bridgnorth is in the county of Shropshire which borders Wales and is adjacent to the counties of Staffordshire, Cheshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. Bridgnorth is approximately 1½ hours from Manchester and 50 minutes from Birmingham.

By Car

From South - M5/A449/A442 via Kidderminster 
From North - M6/M54/A442 via Telford or A49/A458 via Shrewsbury
From East - M6 or M6 Toll Road/M54/A442 via Telford or M6/M42/A448/A442 via Bromsgrove & Kidderminster 
From London - M40/M42 then M6 or M6 Toll Road/M54/A442 via Telford or M6/M42/A448/A442 via Bromsgrove & Kidderminster 
From South Wales - A465/A49/B4364 via Ludlow From Mid Wales - A458 via Shrewsbury
From North Wales - A5/A458 via Shrewsbury.

Interactive Travel Map

For alternative transport methods and routes to get to Shropshire, and for transport information while you are here try the interactive transport map provided by Shropshire Council.

By Rail

The nearest/most convenient main line station is Wolverhampton from where buses connect regularly with Bridgnorth. Telford can also be used if travelling from the north but the bus connections from Telford to Bridgnorth are not so regular. Shrewsbury station can be used by those travelling on the Arriva Trains line from Chester. The Severn Valley Steam Railway runs from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster which is also a main line station. For rail timetables please call 08457 484950.

By Bus and Coach

National Express coaches run to Wolverhampton and Telford for onward connections to Bridgnorth. Call 08705 808080 for details. For local bus services to Bridgnorth call Shropshire Traveline on 0871 2002233.

By Air

The nearest airports are Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester and Liverpool from where there are also good rail connections.

The Modern Olympic Games


The 2012 Olympic Mascot, Wenlock, was created to celebrate the fact that the modern Olympic movement all started in Much Wenlock, Shropshire.

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