Travel Information

Getting Here
Tamworth, set in the rolling countryside of Staffordshire, is uniquely placed to act as a centre for your trip to one of the most visited and attractive parts of the UK.

By Road
Tamworth lies in the South East corner of Staffordshire, just 18 miles north of Birmingham. The A5 links Tamworth to the A38 and M42 Junction 10.  The M6 Toll links the M6 to the M42.

By Rail
Tamworth Railway Station offers a frequent direct service to Birmingham New Street, London Euston and other major cities. Tamworth is well connected to major rail networks, serviced by Virgin and London Northwestern Railway. For rail enquiries visit the website: or

By Coach
National Express operates a daily return service to London Victoria, Service 460. For information call 08717 81 81 81 or visit

By Canal
Tamworth sits on the Birmingham Fazeley Canal and the Coventry Canal, with an abundance of available moorings. For information call 01827 252 000 or email

Getting Around
By Bus

Tamworth is serviced by two bus companies. For Traveline enquiries call 0871 200 22 33. Tamworth bus route maps and timetables or visit Arriva's website for local routes and times:

By Bicycle
Tamworth has over 34 kilometres of cycle paths in and around the town. For more information or to obtain a cycle map please contact us. Cycle Hire is also available in the Castle Grounds, contact 07896 504 141 for more information. Cycle map leaflet (pdf)

On Foot
Tamworth is flat and easy to navigate, although there are varying paving surfaces. The only exception is the pathway leading to Tamworth Castle, this is a steep incline and may present a difficulty to some people.