Getting Here

It’s easy. Herefordshire is located at the heart of the Marches, the historic border county where England meets Wales. With access by car, rail, coach and air, there's nothing stopping you from visiting Herefordshire.

Herefordshire has a number of bustling Market Towns – all individual with a character of their own. The quaint rural villages are an ideal place to potter, browse, explore and sample traditional Herefordshire hospitality.

Need more information? Find out more about the local Tourist Information Centres in Herefordshire.

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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 1 ½ hours from Birmingham International Airport.

  • 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 1 ½ hours. The regular service from Manchester stops at Leominster and Hereford (journey time 2 hours 10 minutes). Direct trains from London Paddington to Hereford (journey time about 3 hours) stop at Ledbury. For National Rail enquiries, telephone 0845 748 4950 or go to

By coach

National Express coaches run nationwide services. You can, for example, 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 81 81 78 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras) or go to

By air

The nearest major international airports are Birmingham, Cardiff and Bristol with scheduled flights to and from America and many European hubs. The London airports of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted have a more comprehensive range of flights and destinations. Car hire is available at all airports and throughout Herefordshire.

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