With Transport for Wales, catching the train from Birmingham to Shrewsbury is simple and easy.

We feature a number of cost-effective ticket options, including our Off-peak, and flexible Anytime fares. For business clients, we have our popular corporate deals.

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Catching the train from Birmingham to the picturesque market town of Shrewsbury allows you to arrive feeling relaxed and ready to explore Shropshire’s capital. With many of the original buildings intact, historical charm mixes with contemporary chic to offer the perfect destination for a day out.

It’s impossible to miss the iconic red sandstone castle. Constructed by the Normans, led by William the Conqueror, in 1067 - just after the Battle of Hastings in the south-east of the country, it stood on the Welsh border, protecting the town from marauding raiders. Now home to the Regimental Museum, it holds collections from the King's Shropshire Light Infantry and the Shropshire Yeomanry. With more than 300 years of the British Army on display, there are cases of uniforms, weapons, medals and more, creating a family-friendly attraction, with something for everyone.

Shrewsbury offers plenty of chances to indulge in some retail therapy, with the main streets lined by the big high street names and designer stores. However, if you’re looking for something with a more unique vibe, seek out the charming independent boutiques. Showcasing local talent, they are the perfect place to hunt down an unusual gift or treat. From handcrafted jewellery and colourful knitwear to ceramics and homemade global cuisine, why not pick up a bag of gloriously decadent fudge for the journey home.

Shrewsbury’s famous son, naturalist Charles Darwin was born in the town in 1809, and as a boy, was inspired by the dramatic Shropshire landscape. His fascination with the natural world is celebrated in The Quantum Leap, a stunning sculpture erected for the bicentennial of his birth. Some say it echoes the double helix of DNA, or the vertebrae of a giant creature, but the dramatic fluidity of the abstract creation is hugely popular with visitors and locals alike.

Opposite this lies the Theatre Severn, perfect for a spot of culture. The packed programme includes opera, films, stand up comedy, lectures, and an eclectic series of exhibitions from art to contemporary fiction. Grab a delicious bite to eat at The Foundry or a drink at the wonderfully named Chapel Bar and make an evening of it.

Catch the train home at the end of the day, and download our user-friendly mobile app. With up-to-date timetables and special offers on tickets, there’s nothing stopping you from coming back soon.