Rail fares, passes and prices


Buying your ticket


Use National Rail Enquiries fare finder to search for the cheapest ticket.


There are ticket offices available at Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Gobowen stations. You may also buy tickets from some high street travel agencies and various websites.


For longer journeys, it can often be cheaper to buy your tickets in advance. Buy as soon as possible to take advantage of any special offers available.Conductor

 Train operators often run special offers - check their websites for current offers:



Passengers starting their journeys at Shrewsbury station must buy a ticket before joining the train. There are automatic ticket barriers at this station. Passengers using unstaffed stations may buy the full range of tickets from the conductor on the train.


More information about stations in Shropshire.


Tickets which could save you money:



If you are travelling to larger towns and cities, a PlusBus ticket is your best buy. For a small add-on fee, it includes your train travel and unlimited travel on most bus services in the urban bus network at your destination. PlusBus tickets are available for one day (for your arrival or departure day), with season tickets for seven days, a month, three months and a year. PlusBus tickets are available for Shrewsbury.


Visit the PlusBus website for full details of the PlusBus scheme, and the towns and cities served.



Ticket BarrierSmall groups travelling together can often save money by asking for a "Group Save" ticket.

On services operated by London Midland, three or four adults can travel for the price of just two.

On services operated by Arriva Trains Wales, small groups of between three and nine persons can all get a 25% discount on the fare.


All you have to do is travel together for both the outward and the return journeys.


Group Save tickets are generally available wherever a cheap day ticket is valid. You can buy Group Save tickets at any staffed station, or from the conductor on the train if you are travelling from any other station.



There are a range of different railcards which you can buy to save 1/3 on the price of your rail fare for a year.


These include:

  • 16-25 railcard - for people aged 16-25, and full time students
  • Family and friends railcard - for people travelling with children
  • Senior railcard - for people aged 60 and over
  • Disabled persons railcard - for people with a disability which makes rail travel difficult


Visit the Railcard website for more information about these railcards and the benefits they offer.

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