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.
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.
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
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.
- 16-25 railcard - for people aged 16-25, and full time
- Family and friends railcard - for people travelling with
- 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.