55 mins from Birmingham

How to get toRoyal Shakespeare Theatrecar-free

Visit Royal Shakespeare Theatre car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s quite easy to reach the Royal Shakespeare Company’s theatres car-free.

Stratford-upon-Avon is about 55 minutes from Birmingham and 2-3 hours from London by train. The theatre is then a 15-minute stroll away.

There are direct trains to Stratford-upon-Avon from: Birmingham Moor Street (55 mins), Hatton (20 mins), Warwick (30 mins), Dorridge (30 mins), Leamington Spa (35 mins), Kidderminster (100 mins) and Worcester (2 hrs).

If you travel from London Marylebone, London Euston or Oxford, then you will need to change trains. Use our journey planner to find your preferred route.

There are also buses run to Stratford-upon-Avon from: Solihull (60 mins), Moreton-in-Marsh (50 mins), Banbury (45 mins), Leamington (75 mins), Evesham (45 mins), Redditch (55 mins), and Chipping Norton (50 mins).

Use our journey planner to get the best route from where you are.

Cyclists welcome - plan your route here

Here’s some information on access to attractions, buses and trains.

About Royal Shakespeare Theatre

The Royal Shakespeare Company present the plays of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries, as well as exciting new productions. Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan Theatre have a pleasant riverside venue, and The Other Place is nearby in the town.

William Shakespeare is England's most famous playwright, and was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, just not far from the theatre. He was alive in the 15 and 16 hundreds and was popular with queen Elizabeth the 1st. Shakespeare is known for his inventive puns, flowery language, love poems (sonnets) and plays about tragedy, comedy and history.

For any queries about visiting contact Royal Shakespeare Theatre on 01789296655 or tickets@rsc.org.uk

Address: Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6BB. Visit Website