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Getting to Ludlow College

We understand that transport can be one of the key factors in choosing to go to college when you live in a rural area. Ludlow College is easily reached by regular bus and rail services from many rural locations.

Initial enquiries on bus travel to the College should be made to your Local Education Authority. Application forms are available from the College’s Student Services located in the Harley Centre in Castle Square. If you are eligible for travel assistance, you may still have to pay a contribution.

There are no student parking spaces at the College between the hours of 9am and 5pm. If you have your own transport we recommend the ‘Park and Ride’ system as the most cost effective way of parking.

In addition to the various public bus services running into Ludlow, the College provides a bus service on the following routes:

  • Chirbury, Churchstoke, Bishop’s Castle, Clun, Ludlow
  • Presteigne, Shobdon, Mortimers Cross, Kingsland, Wigmore, Ludlow

Our Student Services team will be able to offer advice on transport.

For further details please contact Sally Cassels, Student Services Officer, on 01584 872846

By Car

When arriving by car there are three principal car parks in the centre of Ludlow. They are situated at Upper Galdeford (Co-op), Lower Galdeford (locally called ‘Smithfield Car Park’) and Castle Street (locally called ‘Castle Street Car Park’) the latter is next to the Castle Square Campus. They all operate on a pay-and-display basis. If you are using a Satellite Navigation system then please enter the postcode SY8 1AS.

Park & Ride

This service is situated at the Eco Business Park reached from the A49 at the Sheet Road roundabout. If you are using a Satellite Navigation system the nearest post code is SY8 1ES. Buses run from the car park every 30 minutes from 7:20am.

By Train

The train station is a 5 minute walk from the town centre. To walk to the College turn left out of the station, right at the traffic lights passing the Co-op and the One Stop shop on right-hand side. Cross over at the traffic lights; continue along King Street and High Street into the market square. The Castle Square Campus (Main Reception) is on the right hand side in front of the castle.

For times and fares, contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 (24hrs) or visit the Arriva Trains Wales website

By Bus

There are regular bus services from: Shrewsbury, No. 435 (Mon - Sat) Hereford, No. 492 (Daily) Kidderminster, No. 292 (Mon - Sat)

Alternatively, there is the No.701 town bus service. This is a Ludlow town bus only and does not include the Eco Business Park. The 701 passes the ‘town stop’, which is by the Tesco supermarket near to the station, every 30 minutes during the day.