How do I get to Ludlow?

by car

Ludlow is situated on the A49 approximately half way between Shrewsbury and Hereford, Sat Nav to the town centre is SY8 1AS. See all info about parking below.

by rail

Ludlow railway station lies on the Welsh Marches Line between Shrewsbury to the north and Hereford to the South. The station is on Station Drive and is a 5-10 minute (it’s steep so depends on your pace!) walk to the town centre. There is a small pay and display car park for railway users. For times and fares visit the Transport for Wales website:

by co wheels

Co Wheels is a pay-as-you-go community car hire scheme, where members can hire vehicles from convenient locations across the UK. Co wheels Shropshire have a Toyota Corolla Estate and a Toyota Yaris Ludlow which are located a few minutes walk from the station. Book your car using the co-wheels app or online for the date and time you want it, then just collect it and drive. Simply swipe your card to open the car, turn the engine on and drive. Once you’ve returned the car, you pay for any additional mileage.

Where can I park in Ludlow?


On-street parking

If you want to park close to the shops, on-street pay & display options (Red Zone) can be found at:

Broad Street, Castle Square, Corve Street, Dinham, Lower Broad Street, Lower Mill Street, Lower Raven Lane and Mill Street.

Available Monday to Sunday from 8am to 6pm. £1.80 per hour.

A little further away, Coronation Avenue and the Linney are 70p per hour Monday to Sunday from 8am to 6pm.

Car parks

There are three main pay and display car parks near the town centre (click the link on each car park to find all the relevant info including location, charges and all other parking information):

Castle Street (close to the Market, Castle and town centre)

Upper Galdeford (near the Library)

Lower Galdeford (Smithfield, near the Police Station)

There is also a small pay & display car park at The Linney playing fields below Ludlow Castle. This is the perfect spot if you want to wild swim or paddle board, let your kids stretch their legs at the playground, take a scenic walk around the Castle walls or visit CSons at The Green Café but be warned it’s a steep walk up to the town centre.

Electric car charging points

There are a few electric car charging points near and within the town centre. More information about each EV charging points can be found here

Upper Galdeford

Mill St Ludlow
53 Mill Street

ASE Plumbing and Heating Supplies 
Lingen Road
Ludlow Business Park

Squirrel Ludlow
Foldgate Lane

Fishmore Hall Hotel and Boutique Spa
Fishmore Road

Park and ride

Ludlow Park and Ride service is based at  Ludlow Eco Business Park, just off the A49 towards Sheet Road and operate around the town from Monday to Saturday. It offers free all-day parking when purchasing a ticket with on-site CCTV.

The nearest postcode for GPS and journey planning directions is SY8 1ES.

Cycle parking is available at the Eco Park site.

For more info and fares visit The Shropshire Council