Public Transport Links

PLEASE NOTE:   The information on this page is now out of date and is left here as a rough guide only. Due to the constant changes in bus and train timetables over the last couple of years, it is best to view the current times and routes on the operators’ own websites.

Rail

Providing the quickest links to several of the larger Branch area towns/villages, there are two principal services which are useful to the West Shropshire pub-goer.

Shrewsbury – Whitchurch     with stops at Yorton & Wem in-between (last train leaves Whitchurch about 23:30 or Shrewsbury about 00:10)

Shrewsbury – Ludlow      with stops at Church Stretton & Craven Arms in-between (last train leaves Ludlow about 23:30 or Shrewsbury about 23:00)

Additionally two other places can be reached:

Shrewsbury – Bucknell   with  stops at Church Stretton & Craven Arms in-between (last train leaves Bucknell about 22:00)

Shrewsbury – Gobowen   (which provides a possible evening option when visiting Oswestry) (last train leaves Gobowen about 23:00)

Note: Times are approximate (weekdays quoted, last weekend trains are usually earlier), confirm details via National Rail Enquiries

Bus

Our Branch area is served by 6 bus companies:

Aintree = Aintree Coachline
Arriva = Arriva Midlands
Celtic = Celtic Travel
Lakeside = Lakeside Coaches
MM = Minsterley Motors
Tanat = Tanat Valley

Note: most towns/villages only have a day-time service (and not at all on Sundays), and times may differ for some routes on Saturdays. Use these times as a rough guide only, please check the relevant bus timetable before a trip, and remember that some pubs only open in the evening/weekends – refer to WhatPub.com for information on pub opening hours. Sadly not all local villages with pubs are on this list, to visit places such as Clun and Wentnor requires a fair walk to the nearest bus stop or town, or even a short taxi ride in some cases.

Some of the towns/villages reachable are:

(Refer to the useful Bus Users of Shropshire map for a plan of the routes –  click here)

South Shropshire

Shrewsbury – All Stretton  MM 435 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:30)

Shrewsbury – Atcham  Arriva 96 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:15)

Shrewsbury – Bayston Hill   Arriva 27  (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 20:15)

Shrewsbury – Bishops Castle  MM 552/553 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 15:40)

Shrewsbury – Brockton  Tanat 558 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 17:35)

Ludlow – Bromfield  MM 435 (last bus back to Ludlow about 17:35)

Shrewsbury – Bromfield  MM 435 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 17:55)

Shrewsbury – Chirbury  Tanat 558 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 17:25)

Ludlow – Church Stretton  MM 435 (last bus back to Ludlow about 17:05)                   ***

Shrewsbury – Church Stretton  MM 435 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:25)   *** 

Ludlow – Craven Arms  MM 435 (last bus back to Ludlow about 17:25)                         *** 

Shrewsbury – Craven Arms  MM 435 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:05)         *** 

Shrewsbury – Cross Houses Arriva 436 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 20:10)

Shrewsbury – Dorrington  MM 435 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:40)

Shrewsbury – Ford  Celtic X75 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 17:25)

Shrewsbury – Halfway House  Celtic X75 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 17:20)

Shrewsbury – Hanwood  MM 552/553 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 17:45)

Shrewsbury – Hook-a-Gate Arriva 546 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:40)

Shrewsbury – Leebotwood MM 435 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:35)

Shrewsbury – Little Stretton  MM 435 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:20)

Shrewsbury – Longden  Arriva 546 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:35)

Shrewsbury – Longden Common  Arriva 546 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:35)

Shrewsbury – Ludlow  MM 435 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 17:50)                    ***

Shrewsbury – Marshbrook  MM 435 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:15)

Shrewsbury – Marton  Tanat 558 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 17:30)

Shrewsbury – Minsterley  MM 552/553 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 17:30)

Shrewsbury – Onibury  MM 435 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:00)

Shrewsbury – Pontesbury  MM 552/553 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 17:35)

Shrewsbury – Pulverbatch   Arriva 546 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:30)

Shrewsbury – Rowton  Celtic X75 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 17:25)

Ludlow – Shrewsbury  MM 435 (last bus back to Ludlow about 16:25)                          ***

Shrewsbury – Stiperstones  MM 552/553 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 16:50)

Shrewsbury – Uckington   Arriva 81   (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 15:15)

Shrewsbury – Westbury  Tanat 558 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 17:45)

Shrewsbury – Wistanstow  MM 435 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:05)

Shrewsbury – Yockleton  Tanat 558 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 17:50)

North Shropshire

Shrewsbury – Astley  Arriva 64 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 20:05)

Shrewsbury – Baschurch Arriva 576 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:25)

Shrewsbury – Bicton    Arriva 70  (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:30)

Shrewsbury – Bomere Heath Arriva 576 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:40)

Shrewsbury – Burlton Lakeside 501 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 17:20)

Oswestry – Chirk Bank  Arriva 2  (last bus back to Oswestry about 22:35)

Shrewsbury – Cockshutt Lakeside 501 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 17:20)

Oswestry – Ellesmere  Arriva 53  (last bus back to Oswestry about 18:40)

(or  Arriva 449 (last bus back to Oswestry about 18:30) )
(or  Tanat 449 (last bus back to Oswestry about 17:30) )

Shrewsbury – Ellesmere Lakeside 501 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 17:10)

Oswestry – Gledrid  Arriva 2  (last bus back to Oswestry about 22:35)

Oswestry – Gobowen  Arriva 2  (last bus back to Oswestry about 22:40)

(or Arriva 53  (last bus back to Oswestry about 18:55) )

Whitchurch – Grindley Brook Aintree 41/41A (last bus back to Whitchurch about 16:40)

Shrewsbury – Hadnall   Arriva 511 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 19:30)

Shrewsbury – Harmer Hill Lakeside 501 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 17:30)

Oswestry – Hengoed  Arriva 2A  (last bus back to Oswestry about 19:25)

Shrewsbury – Kinnerley Arriva 576 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:05)

Shrewsbury – Knockin Arriva 576 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:05)

Oswestry – Llanymynech  Tanat X71 (last bus back to Oswestry about 19:05)

Oswestry – Llynclys  Tanat X71 (last bus back to Oswestry about 19:10)

Oswestry – Maesbury Marsh  Arriva 576 (last bus back to Oswestry about 19:00)

Shrewsbury – Maesbury Marsh Arriva 576 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:00)

Shrewsbury – Montford Bridge  Arriva 70  (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:25)

Oswestry – Morda  Tanat X71 (last bus back to Oswestry about 19:15)

Shrewsbury – Myddle Lakeside 501 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 17:25)

Shrewsbury – Nesscliffe  Arriva 70  (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:15)

Shrewsbury – Oswestry  Arriva 70  (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 17:50)

Shrewsbury – Oswestry Arriva 576 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 17:50)

Oswestry – Pant  Tanat X71 (last bus back to Oswestry about 19:05)

Shrewsbury – Prees Heath   Arriva 511 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:40)

Shrewsbury – Queens Head  Arriva 70  (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:10)

Shrewsbury – Ruyton-XI-Towns Arriva 576 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:20)

Oswestry – St Martins     Arriva 2  (last bus back to Oswestry about 22:40)

(or Arriva 53  (last bus back to Oswestry about 18:50) )

Shrewsbury – Shawbury  Arriva 64 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 20:00)

Oswestry – Shrewsbury  Arriva 70  (last bus back to Oswestry about 18:50)

Whitchurch – Shrewsbury  Arriva 511 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:30)       ***

Shrewsbury – Tilstock   Arriva 511 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:35)

Whitchurch – Tilstock   Arriva 511 (last bus back to Whitchurch about 18:15)

Oswestry – Welshampton  Arriva 449  (last bus back to Oswestry about 18:25)

Oswestry – Welsh Frankton  Arriva 449 (last bus back to Oswestry about 18:40)

Shrewsbury – Wem  Arriva 511 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 19:10)                   ***

Whitchurch – Wem  Arriva 511 (last bus back to Whitchurch about 17:45)                    ***

Shrewsbury – West Felton  Arriva 70  (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:10)

Oswestry – Weston Rhyn  Arriva 2A  (last bus back to Oswestry about 19:20)

Shrewsbury – Whitchurch  Arriva 511 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:30)       ***

Oswestry – Whittington    Arriva 70  (last bus back to Oswestry about 19:25)

(or   Tanat 449 (last bus back to Oswestry about 17:45) )

Shrewsbury – Whittington  Arriva 70  (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 18:20)

Shrewsbury – Yorton  Arriva 511 (last bus back to Shrewsbury about 19:20)               ***

***  Rail alternative available

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