The city has excellent cycle links with other districts in the region as well as the National Cycle Network. The historic city is ideal for travel by bike and a stunning bridge over the River Severn at Diglis creates a picturesque circular route around the riverside whether you are commuting to work or spending some quality time with friends and family.
Worcester is located between junctions 6 of the M5 (from the north) leading in via the A449 and junction 7 (from the south) via the A38. It is just two junctions south of the M42 (which leads to the M6, M40 and M1) and 55 miles north of the M4.
There is plenty of car parking dotted around the city centre including blue badge parking, some free-of-charge 45-minute bays, street parking, surface car parks and four multi-storey car parks.
Be careful as most parking in Worcester is pay-and-display so don’t forget some coins. Quite a few of the car parks do also have a Ring Go app payment facility however.
For more information including SatNav postcodes and Ring Go location codes, visit www.Worcester.gov.uk/parking-sites
There is a regular and frequent service to Birmingham (via Birmingham International Airport and the Birmingham NEC). Worcester to London Paddington takes just over 2 hours. The city centre has two train stations:
- Foregate Street Station (located 0.3 miles from the city centre)
- Shrub Hill Station (located 0.6 miles from the city centre)
By Bus or Coach
First Bus Worcestershire has over 30 bus routes serving the city centre, the surrounding residential areas and beyond. The main bus terminus is located under the Crowngate Shopping Centre in the city centre. Information and tickets are available from the Tourist Information Centre at the Guildhall on the High Street or from the Travel Shop at Foregate Street railway station.
The city is also served by National Express Coaches. For more information, visit their website at www.nationalexpress.com
Birmingham International Airport and the Eurohub, with direct flights to the USA and 28 European cities, are within a 1-hour drive via the M42 and M5 motorways. Taxis and train connections are available within the Airport. The airports at Bristol and Cardiff are also within easy reach.