There are 5 ways to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham Moor Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Leicester
  3. Take the train from Leicester to Bedford

$57 - $109

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Stratford-upon-Avon, British Home Stores to Coventry, Transport Museum X18
  2. Take the bus from Coventry to Milton Keynes Coachway National Express / ...

$24 - $28

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Warwick, Bus Station to Coventry, Rail Station Bridge X17
  2. Take the train from Coventry to Milton Keynes Central
  3. Take the bus from Central Railway Station to Bedford, St Paul's Square (Magistrates Court) C10 / ...

$48 - $71

Bus, line 200 bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Stratford-upon-Avon, NatWest Bank to Banbury Town Centre, Bus Station 7 / ...
  2. Take the line 200 bus from Banbury Town Centre, Bus Station (Bay 7) to Daventry, Bus Station 200
  3. Take the bus from North Gate Bus Station to Bedford, Bus Station (Bay C) 41

$38

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford 75.4 miles

$16 - $24

What companies run services between Stratford-upon-Avon, England and Bedford, England?

You can take a train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford via Birmingham Moor Street, Birmingham New Street, and Leicester in around 3 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford via Coventry, Transport Museum, Coventry, Milton Keynes Coachway, and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway in around 3 h 42 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Bedford
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Coventry to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Stagecoach Warwickshire
Phone
01604 67 60 60
Email
midlands.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stratford-upon-Avon, British Home Stores to Coventry, Transport Museum
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Warwick, Bus Station to Coventry, Rail Station Bridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Central Railway Station to Bedford, St Paul's Square (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stratford-upon-Avon, NatWest Bank to Banbury Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Banbury Town Centre, Bus Station (Bay 7) to Daventry, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Johnson's Excelbus
Phone
01564 797 070
Email
businfo@johnsonscoaches.co.uk
Website
johnsonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Stratford-upon-Avon, NatWest Bank to Banbury Town Centre, Bus Station (Bay 8)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
johnsonscoaches.co.uk
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from North Gate Bus Station to Bedford, Bus Station (Bay C)
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford?

The distance between Stratford-upon-Avon and Bedford is 85 km. The road distance is 121 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford?

The cheapest way to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 20 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford?

The quickest way to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford is to drive which takes 1 h 20 min and costs £11 - £17.

Is there a direct train between Stratford-upon-Avon and Bedford?

No, there is no direct train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford. However, there are services departing from Stratford-upon-Avon and arriving at Bedford via Birmingham New Street and Leicester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

Is there a direct bus between Stratford-upon-Avon and Bedford?

No, there is no direct bus from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford. However, there are services departing from Stratford-upon-Avon, British Home Stores and arriving at Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) via Coventry and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

How long does it take to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford?

It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford, including transfers.