How to travel from Hereford to Worcester

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Travel Information to Worcester from Hereford

distanceDistance22 miles (36 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $16
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€14) • 1 h 44 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $16 (€14) • 38 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreat Western Railway or West Midlands Railway

Take a bus or train to travel 22 miles (36 km) between Hereford and Worcester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 38 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€14). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Great Western Railway or West Midlands Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Hereford to Worcester.

How to travel from Hereford to Worcester?

Whether travelers are touring the West Midlands, or planning a visit to the beautiful Malvern Hills, it's always easy to travel from Hereford to Worcester. Together, West Midlands Railway and Great Western Railway provide a daily connection between the two cities. Their trains can cover the 20 mile (37 km) distance in just 40 minutes, and with departures every hour, it should be possible to fit rail journeys into anyone's schedule.

What is the cheapest way to get from Hereford to Worcester?

Taking the train is easily the cheapest option for anyone who needs to travel from Hereford to Worcester. Prices with both Great Western Railway and West Midlands Railway are very similar, and tend to be extremely affordable as well - especially when passengers book in advance. Trains take around 40-45 minutes and will run direct to Worcester, so there's no need to change seats and move luggage along the way. They also run between stations that are located very close to the centers of Hereford and Worcester. So when travelers ride by train, they can enjoy a mix of convenience and affordabillty.

What is the fastest way to travel  from Hereford to Worcester?

Train travel is also the fastest way to travel from Hereford to Worcester. The two Midlands cities are approximately 20 miles (37 km) apart, which isn't far at all. Because of this, passengers should be in Worcester within 40-45 minutes of leaving Hereford Station. The same durations apply for almost all services, although Great Western durations can sometimes be 5-10 minutes longer. Even so, it's still a short journey, and one that won't take too much time out of sightseeing schedules. Trains run from Hereford Station, which is a 5 minute bus ride from the city center. They could arrive at either Worcester Shrub Hill or Foregate Street stations.

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Travel from Hereford to Worcester by train

Taking the train is the best way to travel from Hereford to Worcester. It's comfortable, fast, more convenient than taking multiple buses, and far cheaper than arranging taxi transportation. Two companies operate on the Hereford to Worcester route: Great Western Railway and West Midlands Railway. West Midlands Railway offers  by far the most frequent service, scheduling at least one train per hour from around 7:00 a.m. until shortly before 11:00 p.m. However, Great Western also runs 9-10 daily services, including departures as early as 4:30 a.m. All trains take between 40-55 minutes, and won't require any changes. They run from Hereford Station, around 600 meters north of the city center. At the other end, Great Western trains arrive at Worcester Shrub Hill, just west of the historic center. West Midlands services could arrive at either Shrub Hill or Foregate Street, which will probably be a better option for those who want to walk to the cathedral and other city center attractions. Prices will be relatively constant, although peak time journeys (before 10:00 a.m. and in the late afternoon) may be slightly more expensive.

Travel from Hereford to Worcester by bus

Taking the bus is the only real alternative to trains from Hereford to Worcester. Hereford and Worcester are both on the National Express network of inter-city bus connections, but the two cities are not directly linked. This means that travelers will always need to make at least one change when taking the bus, and it also means that journey durations will be inflated. The best route is to take the National Express buses from Hereford to London Victoria, followed by services from London to Birmingham Digbeth, and then from Birmingham to Worcester (Warndon). The total journey time by bus will be well over 6 hours, without taking into account changes, which will always be far longer than journeys by rail. If travelers do choose coach transport, buses leave from Hereford Bus Station, and arrive at Warndon. From there, local buses take 15 minutes to reach central Worcester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Hereford to Worcester

Travel to Worcester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Hereford to Worcester.

There are 2 ways to travel to Worcester from Hereford including taking a bus or train.

The cheapest way to get from Hereford to Worcester is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $16 (€14) compared to other travel options to Worcester:

Taking a bus is about $1 (€1) less than taking a train, which costs on average $16 (€14) for this trip.

The fastest way from Hereford to Worcester is by train with an average journey time of 38 min.

There are alternative travel options to Worcester that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 44 min.

Worcester is approximately 22 miles (36 km) away from Hereford.

The average frequency per day from Hereford to Worcester is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Hereford and Worcester as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Hereford to Worcester:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Hereford, Old Market to Worcester.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Hereford to Worcester depart from Hereford to Worcester Foregate Street.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Hereford to Worcester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Great Western Railway for buses to Worcester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Great Western Railway Hereford to Worcester tickets on Omio for $16 (€14).
  • West Midlands Railway can get you to Worcester by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with West Midlands Railway from Hereford to Worcester for $16 (€14) on Omio.
Looking to extend your trip from Hereford to Worcester? Many Omio customers who go from Hereford to Worcester usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Birmingham or Bristol. If you're looking to explore London, Birmingham or Bristol from Worcester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Hereford to Worcester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $16 (€14) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $16 (€14) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Hereford to Worcester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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