Help with Travel Plans
Travelling to the Malverns by Road
Malvern is on the A449 trunk route from Worcester to Ross on Wye. Travelling from the North on the M5 motorway, visitors should exit at Junction 7 and follow the signs to Malvern. Travelling from the South on the M5, visitors should exit at Junction 8 onto the M50 motorway and then after a very short distance take Junction 1 signposted to the Malverns following the A38 to Upton Upon Severn and then the B4211 into Malvern.
Upton upon Severn is located on the West side of the River Severn, just off the A38 Worcester to Tewkesbury road. Travelling from the North, follow the directions above but turn off left onto the A38 through the village of Kempsey, heading towards Tewkesbury.
Tenbury Wells is located on the A456. From Worcester, take the A433 road on the West side of the River Severn.
- View a map showing the main road links serving Worcestershire and the Malverns.
- View a more detailed map of Worcestershire and the main routes into Malvern.
- Check the distances to and from Malvern to popular destinations
- Details of car parking in Malvern can be found here
- Details of car parking in Upton upon Severn can be found here
- Details of car parking in Tenbury Wells can be found here
You can pay for your parking in all MHDC carparks using your mobile phone instead of cash - for further details see https://secure.mipermit.com/malvern/application/lander.aspx. Using this method there is no need to display a ticket. Note: this does not apply to carparks on the Hills belonging to Malvern Hills Conservators.
Both Malvern and Upton TICs can help you with your route planning using facilities available on the internet. So, wherever you are planning to go, let the TICs help you get off to a good start.
A small charge is made for any routes printed by this service.
Travel by Rail
Malvern is fortunate to have 2 rail stations on the Worcester to Hereford line: in the centre of Great Malvern and in Malvern Link. Both stations have direct trains to Worcester, Hereford, Birmingham, Bristol, Oxford and London.
All TICs can assist with rail information. At Malvern a specialist computer application is available to plan journeys to meet your requirements.
Local Bus Services
Both Malvern and Upton are served by a variety of local bus services as shown on the Malvern Bus Services Map. The 42 & 43 services provide local transport around Malvern and then out to Upton. The 44 service also provides local transport around Malvern and to and from Worcester. The 42 goes to Upton via Hanley Swan (including the Three Counties Showground) and the 43 (41 on Friday and Saturday evenings) via Upper Welland (and is the closest point you can get to British Camp by bus on Monday to Saturday). In Upton, the 42/43 services become the 362/363 services for travel into Worcester. The 675 service connects Great Malvern to Colwall and Ledbury via North and West Malvern and the Wyche Cutting.
National Bus Travel
Upton TIC is the local agent for National Express Coaches and can organise ticket reservations and alterations for you. In Malvern, the National Express agent is Thomson Travel, 73-77 Church Street, tel. 0845 071 3363. All TICs can help with bus and coach enquiries.
Car and Bike Hire
The local car rental company in Malvern is Brookhire Vehicle Rentals (01684 572314) on Spring Lane. Enterprise Rent-a-Car also have an office in Malvern on Spring Lane North (01684 580370) and offer a 10% reduction if you mention this website when making your booking. There are other national car rental companys in Worcester. Google provides a full list.
Cycles can be hired locally from the Malvern Bike Hire Company and also from Clements Cycles in Ledbury or Peddlers in Worcester - more details on cycle hire can be found on this webpage.