Whether it’s for work or pleasure, getting from Chester to Shrewsbury is easy with Transport for Wales. Our trains take you from station to station in under an hour, and with journeys throughout the day, beginning at approximately 05.30 until 22.30, you’ll arrive feeling refreshed, especially if you choose to travel First Class.

Shrewsbury, the bustling county town of the stunning region of Shropshire, is well known for its beautiful architecture and old-world charm. Gloriously preserved black and white timber buildings line the main market square, and tiny, dark alleys lead you on a magical dance, ending up where you started from.

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Birthplace of Charles Darwin, the town museum houses many of his discoveries, while the art gallery next door often exhibits pieces by cutting edge artists. As you wander through Shrewsbury’s quaint and quirky streets, you’ll notice figures carved into the timber-framed buildings. The Tudor artisans, centuries before, were displaying their sense of humour, and this tradition carries on to this day, with carvings of Mick Jagger, Margaret Thatcher and so on, staring at you as you pass by. 

The importance of retail therapy hasn’t been forgotten in this old world splendour, and all the big high street names can be found here, alongside independent retailers and bohemian boutiques filled with handcrafted gifts and goodies. There are plenty of coffee shops where you can rest and gather your thoughts, before heading off to explore the next quarter, or if you prefer the fine dining experience, the gastronomic delights are delicious and cosmopolitan.   

Getting the train from Chester to Shrewsbury is the hassle-free way to travel, and by downloading our interactive ticket booking app, it’s even easier to book tickets on the move, catch up with travel updates, and hear about the latest discounts.