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 46 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

$56 - $103

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Stratford-upon-Avon, British Home Stores to Coventry, Transport Museum X18
  2. Take the bus from Pool Meadow Bus Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway 777 / ...

$22 - $26

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 33 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 / ...

$44 - $64

Bus via Brackley, Market Place  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Stratford-upon-Avon, British Home Stores to Banbury Town Centre, Bus Station (Bay 8) 3A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Banbury Town Centre, Bus Station (Bay 5) to Brackley, Market Place 500 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Brackley, Market Place to Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH) 131 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH) to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway X5
  5. Take the bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) X5

$34 - $39

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

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

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 20 min.

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The distance between Stratford-upon-Avon and Bedford is 53 miles. The road distance is 75.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford station. However, there are services departing from Stratford-upon-Avon, British Home Stores and arriving at Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) via Pool Meadow Bus Station and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 52 min.

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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 46 min.

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The nearest airport to Bedford is London Luton (LTN) Airport which is 18.1 miles away. Other nearby airports include London Stansted (STN) (35.5 miles), London Heathrow (LHR) (46.2 miles), Birmingham (BHX) (58.2 miles) and London Gatwick (LGW) (69.2 miles).

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Map of how to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford.
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  • Distance: 53.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

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 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford via Coventry, Transport Museum, Pool Meadow Bus Station, and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway in around 3 h 52 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
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $45
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Coventry to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $45
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Pool Meadow Bus Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.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
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Banbury Town Centre, Bus Station (Bay 1) to Brackley, Market Place
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Brackley, Market Place to Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Johnson's Excelbus
Phone
01564 797 070
Email
businfo@johnsonscoaches.co.uk
Website
johnsonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Stratford-upon-Avon, British Home Stores to Banbury Town Centre, Bus Station (Bay 8)
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
johnsonscoaches.co.uk
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stratford-upon-Avon, British Home Stores to Banbury Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Banbury Town Centre, Bus Station (Bay 5) to Brackley, Market Place
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Brackley, Market Place to Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH) to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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