Shrewsbury travel guide

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You're Going to Love Shrewsbury

With a population of 69,519, Shrewsbury is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom.

Where to Eat in Shrewsbury

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Beefy Boys Shrewsbury (39 High Street) and The Peach Tree Restaurant (18-22 Abbey Foregate) are great picks.

When to visit Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury in October
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Shrewsbury in October
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Shrewsbury


Although Shrewsbury doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Liverpool J. Lennon Airport (LPL), which is located 43 miles from Shrewsbury. Birmingham Airport (UK) is the most popular, with regular flights from Air France, Aeromexico, Delta and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest flight to Shrewsbury from the United States departs from New York and takes around 10h 10m.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Shrewsbury, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train journey from Shrewsbury to Liverpool takes 0h 51m and costs around $27 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about $38 for a 1h 55m trip. Located 0.2 miles from the city center, Shrewsbury is the busiest station in Shrewsbury. Another popular train station is Shrewsbury Yorton, located 7 miles from the center.


Another option to get to Shrewsbury is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 139 miles from Shrewsbury. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Easirent, among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Shrewsbury, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Liverpool, the bus ride to Shrewsbury takes 55 miles and will cost you around $11. From Birmingham, the ticket costs about $10 for a journey of 125 miles.

Airports near Shrewsbury

Airlines serving Shrewsbury

United Airlines
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American Airlines
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Air France
Good (399 reviews)
British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
Good (1,413 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (278 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (308 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (320 reviews)
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Brussels Airlines
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LATAM Airlines
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Where to stay in Shrewsbury

Average rates range from around $152 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $279 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Shrewsbury

Most booked hotels in Shrewsbury

The Shrewsbury Hotel Wetherspoon
Excellent (8.1, 1870 reviews)
The Bull Inn
Excellent (8.4, 29 reviews)
Prince Rupert Hotel
Excellent (8, 2186 reviews)
Holiday Inn Express Shrewsbury
Good (7.7, 2069 reviews)
Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hall Hotel And Spa
Good (7.1, 2111 reviews)
The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury
Good (6.9, 2274 reviews)
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Renting a car in Shrewsbury

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 94% cheaper than airport locations in Shrewsbury.

Expect to pay $7.34 per gallon in Shrewsbury (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $88.12 and $117.50. Mini (Toyota Aygo or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Shrewsbury, while also 22% cheaper than other types, on average.