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

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Train  •  3 h 56 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

$68 - $103

Cheapest option

Bus, line 132 bus  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Stratford-upon-Avon, NatWest Bank to Banbury Town Centre, Bus Station 6 / ...
  2. Take the line 132 bus from Banbury Town Centre, Bus Station to Buckingham, High Street 132
  3. Take the bus from Buckingham, High Street to Bedford, Bus Station X5

$11 - $13

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Stratford-upon-Avon, British Home Stores to Coventry, Transport Museum X18
  2. Take the bus from Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express / ...

$21 - $29

Bus, train  •  4 h 38 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 station to Bedford, St Paul's Square C10 / ...

$32 - $64

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 bus and line 132 bus which costs £8 - £10 and takes 5 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 20 min.

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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 via Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 2 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 56 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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The best way to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford without a car is to train which takes 3 h 56 min and costs £50 - £80.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford, including transfers.

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Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford bus services, operated by Stagecoach Warwickshire, depart from Stratford-upon-Avon, British Home Stores station.

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Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford train services, operated by West Midlands, depart from Stratford-upon-Avon station.

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The best way to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford is to train which takes 3 h 56 min and costs £50 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £23 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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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 56 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 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford via Coventry, Transport Museum, Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station, and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway in around 4 h 2 min.

Train operators
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham Moor Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $14
Train from Coventry to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
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
$23 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $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
$29 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $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
$7 - $11
Website
Stagecoach Warwickshire
Bus from Warwick, Bus Station to Coventry, Rail Station Bridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Stagecoach Warwickshire
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 Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
National Express
Uno
Phone
01707 255764
Email
unobus@herts.ac.uk
Website
unobus.info
Bus from Central station to Bedford, St Paul's Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Website
unobus.info
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
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
johnsonscoaches.co.uk
Redline
Phone
01296 426786
Email
office@redlinebuses.com
Website
redlinebuses.com
Bus from Banbury Town Centre, Bus Station to Buckingham, High Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
redlinebuses.com
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buckingham, High Street to Bedford, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford

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Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 station.

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Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, arrive at Bedford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford is 75 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bedford.

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