A historic cathedral town perched on the River Wye some 16 miles eastward of the Welsh border, Hereford is an ideal destination for a getaway in scenic surroundings. Visitors can enjoy camping, walking in the Wye Valley, and swigging the local cider. Thrill seekers can test their mettle rock climbing or rafting along the River Wye's pulsating rapids.
Hereford lacks a local airport so passengers wishing to arrive by air need to fly to airports at nearby cities such as Cardiff or Birmingham. Cardiff is located around 56 miles from Hereford and Birmingham is around 58 miles away and frequent daily buses and train services offer fast onward travel to Hereford.
Trains offer a fast and convenient way to travel to Hereford with regular daily services running from London Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff and other cities. Hourly services arrive from Paddington. Some are direct taking around 3:30 hours, and others involving a change at Newport Gwent or Worcester Foregate Street. Some services require 2 changes at Worcester Foregate Street and Oxford, or Newport Gwent and Swindon. Direct connections are also available to Birmingham New Street which take around 90 minutes. Hereford Station is located on Barrs Court, Station Approach in the northeast of the city centre. Onward bus travel is offered by Sargeants of Kington.
Hereford is easily reached by comfortable coaches from London, Birmingham, Gloucester, Swindon and other major cities in the UK. National Express operates 4 direct daily services from London's Victoria Coach Station that make the 188-kilometre run in around 4 hours and 20 minutes. Direct coaches also depart from Birmingham making the 73-kilometre trip in just under 3 hours. Coaches arrive in the station on Commercial Road located to the northeast of the town centre. The station is also the terminus for local services from nearby towns such as Ross-on-Wye and Worcester.