How to get to Alcester

Alcester is an ancient Roman town in a beautiful part of south-west Warwickshire, England. Please select a travel link below for information on getting to Alcester.

  • From M5 - Exit the M5 at J9 and take the A46 towards Evesham and Alcester.
  • From M42 -Exit M42 at J3 and take the A435 towards Evesham and Alcester.
  • From Worcester (18.1 miles) - Take the A422 from Worcester towards Stratford and Alcester
  • From Stratford on Avon (7 miles) - Alcester is located off the A46 which runs between these two locations.


There is ample parking in the Town Centre.

  • A large car park in Bull Head Yards, behind the High Street.
  • A car park behind the Swan on Bleachfield Street
  • Various other small car parking areas dotted around the town

For more details please visit The AA Route Planner

There are a number of bus services serving Alcester and the surrounding area, brief details of which are below. To view the timetables please visit WarwickshireWeb on the Warwickshire County Council website and click on the appropriate route number.

Buses operating in and around Alcester
Bus Number Locations Days of operation
26 Stratford, Haselor, Great Alne, Alcester, Coughton, Studley, Crabbs Cross, Redditch Mondays to Saturdays
29 Stratford, Haselor, Wilmcote, Great Alne, Alcester, Wixford, Bidford, Salford Priors, Iron Cross, Harvington, Evesham Mondays to Saturdays
247 Redditch, Studley, Coughton, Alcester, Wixford, Bidford, Cleeve Prior, Evesham Daily (inc. Sundays) Daily (inc. Sundays)
351 Alcester, Wixford, Broom, Dunnington, Worcester Saturdays
385 Inkberrow, Astwood Bank, New End, Cookhill, Alcester Thursdays
Flexibus 512 Stratford, Wilmcote, Aston Cantlow, Little Alne, Great Alne, Alcester, Kings Coughton, Sambourne, Studley, Mappleborough Green, Redditch Mondays

 Alcester does not have a train station (see the old one here). However there are several stations situated nearby (distance from Alcester in brackets):

  • Wilmcote (7 miles) - Take a taxi from the station or catch a 25/26 bus.
  • Redditch (9 miles) - Take a taxi from the station or catch a number 246/247 bus to Alcester
  • Stratford on Avon (8 miles) - Take a taxi from the station or catch a number 25/26 or 29 bus to Alcester
  • Wooten Wawen (6 miles) - Take a taxi from the station

For more details about train times to these destinations please visit National Rail. To get from the above stations to Alcester please to the bus service section. To hire a taxi visit our Alcester Taxis and Private Hire section.

The nearest international airport is Birmingham International Airport which is 22 miles north east of the town.

The airport has a train station nearby that will take you directly to Stratford Upon Avon or there are car hire services available at the airport.

For more details please visit Birmingham International Airport


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