Trains to Worcester
Get cheap train tickets to Worcester and discover a city with a proud industrial heritage adorned by fascinating architecture. It’s also home to top tier sport, quirky bars, and has breathtaking rural beauty on its doorstep.
Culture and heritage
Nestled along the River Severn, the city of Worcester is known for its Gothic cathedral tower and iconic exports: Worcester Sauce and Royal Worcester porcelain. It is also the birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar. All this history and more is waiting to be discovered.
The spectacular and imposing cathedral is a must-see landmark. Among the country’s most pleasing monuments of its kind, the structure captures the imagination with its Gothic tower and Victorian stained glass. It’s also home to the royal tomb of King John and features an ancient library and archive. The latter houses the UK’s second-largest collection of medieval manuscripts in a cathedral.
Another historic destination to tick off is Worcester Guildhall. This Grade I listed building certainly offers the ‘wow’ factor, even King George II was impressed when he paid the Assembly Room a visit in 1788, awarding his royal approval by describing it as ‘a handsome gallery’. Today, the Guildhall is home to the city’s Tourist Information Centre and hosts a calendar of events.
Uncover the area’s heritage at the Museum of Royal Worcester. Here, you’ll find the world’s largest collection of Worcester porcelain. If you love the artistry of pots, it doesn’t get much better than this. A recent £1.7 million refurbishment, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, introduced a swathe of displays that chart over 250 years of ceramic design. Further fascinating glimpses back in time can be experienced at the Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum and the Tudor House Museum.
Food and drink
Worcester is adorned by traditional pubs serving hearty classics, cosy cafes, and quality restaurants that offer contemporary dining options.
Among the highlights is Friar Street Kitchen. Taking pride in offering ‘the best steak in Worcestershire’, this renowned restaurant has a focus on local steaks and meat, but also offers vegetarian and vegan options from the finest local produce.
Globe Modern Bistro, within close proximity to the cathedral, is a popular bar and dining room that thrives with an informal neighbourhood atmosphere. The family-run eatery rests among Friar Street’s Tudor beams and sources fresh local produce alongside wines from across the world.
Broad Street is home to Massalla Lounge. This Indian restaurant is renowned locally, with its spacious dining area perfect for enjoying an authentic meal with family and friends.
Sports and outdoors
Sixways Stadium is home to the Worcester Warriors. If you’re heading to the city for rugby, the ground is easily accessible via taxi from both Worcester Foregate Street and Worcester Shrub Hill train stations; taking approximately 10 and 15 minutes respectively.
Top-tier sport is further showcased at Worcester County Cricket Club. The county ground is accessible on foot from Worcester Foregate Street, which is roughly half a mile away.
It’s worth venturing a little out of town to take in all the Malvern Hills has to offer. Spectacular countryside walks, breathtaking views, and a range of family attractions and activities await. Hop aboard a swift and direct train from Worcester Foregate street to Great Malvern.
Music and nightlife
Live music, entertainment, and theatre can be enjoyed across Huntingdon Hall and the Swan Theatre. Enjoy a versatile programme of professional and amateur productions throughout the year with something to suit all tastes.
Worcester boasts some quirky and unique places for a tipple. Transport back in time at Retroids Arcade Bar on New Street, where the candy-pop lights from rows of pinball machines resonate nostalgia alongside a unique drinks menu. Oil Basin Brewhouse on Copenhagen Street serves bespoke tasty ales to wash down its ‘Goliath pizza’, while The Marrs Bar on Pierpoint Street is one of the city’s best venues for live music.
Worcester high street offers everything from big chains to independent outlets and boutiques. You’ll find Crowngate Shopping Centre in the heart of the city, and Worcester hosts a series of regular markets that champion local produce.
Worcester’s Victorian-themed Christmas market welcomes 200 vibrant stalls each year that attract shoppers far and wide. Be sure to discover and indulge in the festivities should you be visiting during the most magical time of the year.
Where do WMR trains to Worcester arrive and depart?
WMr trains arrive and depart from both of Worcester’s train stations: the centrally-located Worcester Foregate Street, and Worcester Shrub Hill, which lies to the east of the city centre.
Which train services run direct to Worcester?
You can travel direct to Worcester Foregate Street and Worcester Shrub Hill stations from Birmingham New Street, with prices starting from £9.50 one-way. Our fastest train clocks in at just 45 minutes.
Alternatively, we run direct services from Hereford, with prices starting at £11.30 one-way and the fastest service taking around 40 minutes.
When is the best time to travel to Worcester by train?
It’s wonderfully cheap and easy to travel to Worcester by train. By opting for off-peak times to travel, you’ll enjoy less-crowded trains and cheaper ticket prices too.