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There are 7 intercity coaches per day from London to Shrewsbury. Traveling by coach from London to Shrewsbury usually takes around 9 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in 4 hours and 35 minutes.
|Distance||139 mi (224 km)|
|Shortest duration||4h 35m|
|Trips per day||1|
|Most frequent service||National Express|
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What coach companies travel from London to Shrewsbury?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from London to Shrewsbury. National Express connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
|Coach||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|National Express||7||9h 26m||£38.16|
National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.
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The coach takes an average of 9 hours and 26 minutes to cover the 139 miles from London to Shrewsbury. However, the fastest coach only takes 4 hours and 35 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.
The first coach leaves at 02:00 and the last coach leaves at 13:00. To see the times for all coaches from London to Shrewsbury, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
There are 7 scheduled coaches that travel from London to Shrewsbury every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct coach. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different coach at any point during your trip. Direct coaches also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to Shrewsbury; ticket prices start at £17.15.
One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.
London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.
The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.
Where does the coach leave from in London?
Main departure station: Elephant and Castle
Coaches to Shrewsbury leave from 8 stations in London.
All coach stations in London:
Elephant and Castle
London Marble Arch (Stop S)
Victoria Coach Station
Paddington Rail Station
Hammersmith Bus Station (Stop D)
Dunton Rd (Stop WN)
235 Finchley Rd
London New Cross Gate
Where does the coach arrive in Shrewsbury?
Main arrival station: Shrewsbury Bus Station
All coaches from London arrive at one main station in Shrewsbury.
Coach stations in Shrewsbury:
Shrewsbury Bus Station
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