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There are 6 ways to get from London to Ellesmere by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Wem

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Shrewsbury

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Train, line 501 bus

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the line 501 bus from Shrewsbury, The Pump House to Ellesmere, Crossroads

Train, line 501 bus via Wolverhampton

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Wolverhampton
  2. Take the train from Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the line 501 bus from Shrewsbury, The Pump House to Ellesmere, Crossroads

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham New Street Station
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury

Drive

  1. Drive from London Paddington to Ellesmere
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The cheapest way to get from London to Ellesmere is to bus which costs £8 - £11 and takes 6h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Ellesmere is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Ellesmere. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Ellesmere, Crossroads via Shrewsbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 30m.

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The distance between London and Ellesmere is 153 miles. The road distance is 172.8 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Ellesmere without a car is to train which takes 3h 8m and costs £95 - £260.

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It takes approximately 3h 8m to get from London to Ellesmere, including transfers.

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London to Ellesmere bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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The best way to get from London to Ellesmere is to train which takes 3h 8m and costs £95 - £260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £11 and takes 6h 30m.

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London to Ellesmere bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Shrewsbury station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Ellesmere is 173 miles. It takes approximately 3h 1m to drive from London to Ellesmere.

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Map of how to get from London to Ellesmere.
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  • Distance: 152.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 8m

What companies run services between London, England and Ellesmere, England?

You can take a train from London Euston to Ellesmere via Crewe and Wem in around 3h 8m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Shrewsbury once daily. Tickets cost £8 - £11 and the journey takes 4h 45m.

Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£60 - £210
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £80
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£150 - £210
Train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£110 - £150
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£16 - £60
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £21
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £60
Train from London Euston to Wolverhampton
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £170
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £65
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£120 - £170
Train from Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £45
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £45
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £70
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£10 - £14
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £70
Train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£42 - £48
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single
£42 - £48
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £19
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £19
Train from London Euston to Wolverhampton
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£45 - £55
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£8 - £13
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £55
Train from Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £13
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £13
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Crewe to Wem
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £24
Website
Transport for Wales
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£25 - £40
Website
Transport for Wales
Train from Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £29
Website
Transport for Wales
Bus operators
Lakeside Coaches
Phone
+44 1691 622761
Website
lakesidecoaches.co.uk
Bus from Shrewsbury, The Pump House to Ellesmere, Crossroads
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Lakeside Coaches
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham New Street Station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express

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