Getting Here

Herefordshire is an historic border county where England meets Wales, with easy access by car, rail, coach and air. 

Need more information contact Tourist Information Centres in Herefordshire.

Here are a few quick links to help you plan your journey to Herefordshire:

Herefordshire Buses
National Express Coaches
Great Western Railway
Transport for Wales 
West Midlands Railway
National Rail Enquiries
Omio (travel in UK and Europe)

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By car

There are excellent motorway and main road links with the rest of the UK. We’re just 3 hours from London and 1½ hours from Birmingham.

  • Cardiff - Hereford: 56 miles
  • Birmingham - Hereford: 58 miles
  • London - Hereford: 135 miles
  • Manchester - Hereford: 138 miles

By rail

There are railway stations at Hereford, Leominster, Colwall and Ledbury.

Direct trains run to Hereford daily from Birmingham New Street Station (which has connections to Birmingham International Airport), with a journey time of 1½ hours.

The regular service from Manchester stops at Leominster and Hereford (journey time 2 hours 10 minutes).

The regular service from Cardiff stops at Hereford and Leominster (journey time 1 hour 5 minutes).

Direct trains from London Paddington to Hereford (journey time about 3 hours) also stops at Colwall and Ledbury.

For National Rail enquiries, telephone 0845 748 4950 or go to

Direct trains between Birmingham and Hereford can be booked via West Midlands Railway

Direct trains between Cardiff and Manchester can be booked via Transport for Wales

By coach

National Express coaches run nationwide services. You can travel from London Victoria and Birmingham to Hereford, Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye.

To book your journey call National Express Customer Contact Centre on 08717 818181 (calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras) or go to

There are regular bus services between the city and all the market towns.

Buses also run to Worcester and Cardiff.

By air

The nearest major international airports are Birmingham, Cardiff and Bristol with scheduled flights to and from Europe and America.

The London airports of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted have a more comprehensive range of flights and destinations across the globe.

Car hire is available at all airports and throughout Herefordshire.

Bus Services

You can plan your bus journey, find bus timetables and get updates on the latest services on the Herefordshire Council wesbite here