Getting to the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) 

Last updated May 2016 

Travel information is available on this page to help you get to the Princess Royal Hospital:

Princess Royal Hospital,
Grainger Drive, Apley Castle, Telford, TF1 6TF


Useful Link: Hospital Site Map


New leaflet

A new leaflet which provides details of how to get to the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford is now available. The leaflet also includes details of the opening of the Shropshire Women and Children's Centre on 29 and 30 September 2014. You can view the leaflet here.


 

Travelling on Foot or by Bike

The Hospital is approximately 1 mile from Wellington and 4 miles from Telford Town Centre. It is adjacent to the Silkin Way walking and cycling route from Bratton to Ironbridge. A leaflet and route map is available from the Telford and Wrekin Council website.


Travelling by Public Transport


Bus

The Princess Royal Hospital has a bus station near to the main entrance and mainly receives buses from Telford Town Centre, Wellington and Leegomery. 

There are Bus Stations situated in the centre of both Telford & Wellington. Arriva Bus No 44 provides a frequent service to the Princess Royal Hospital and calls at Wellington Bus Station and Telford Bus and Train Stations. Other services (although less frequent) are provided by numbers 25, 55 and 822.

Buses from Shrewsbury Bus Station to Telford Town Centre Bus Station can take approximately 50 minutes.

More information and timetables are available from the Telford & Wrekin Council website.

Train

Train stations are situated in Wellington and Telford.
Wellington station is the closest to the Hospital. Wellington Bus Station is within walking distance of the train station. Alternatively, the Hospital is approximately a 10 minute drive from Wellington Station and taxis are available outside the station.
Telford station is a short walk to Telford Bus Station. Alternatively, the Hospital is approximately a 15 minute drive from Telford Station and taxis are available outside the station.

Trains from across the region serve these stations:  

  • Shrewsbury-Chester line to Wellington, Shrewsbury, Gobowen, Chirk and stations to Wrexham, Chester & Holyhead. 
  • Shrewsbury-Cambrian line to Wellington, Shrewsbury, Welshpool, Newtown, Caersws and stations to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli.
  • Telford-Wolverhampton line to Shifnal, Cosford, Albrighton and stations to Wolverhampton, Birmingham and London.
  • Change at Shrewsbury for the Marches line to Church Stretton, Ludlow and Hereford.
  • Change to Shrewsbury for the Shrewsbury-Crewe line to Yorton, Wem, Prees, Whitchurch and stations to Crewe and Manchester.

For further information on trains and timetables please go to the Arriva Train website or National Rail enquiries below.

Useful Websites

  • Telford and Wrekin Council - Walking and Cycling
    A range of leaflets and route maps for Telford are available from this website.
    Website: Telford and Wrekin Council - Walking and Cycling
  • Wrekin Connect - Bus information
    Wrekin Connect a service is provided by Arriva Bus offering information 
    about bus services and other transport available in Telford & Wrekin, including getting to the Princess Royal Hospital. (Route 44 mainly, but also 25, 55 and 822).
    Website: Wrekin Connect - Routes and Times 
  • Traveline Midlands 
    Traveline Midlands provides information from travel operators and local authoriites in the West Midlands about public transport (bus, coach, train) in the region.
    Tel: 0871 200 22 33 (use the code 86 when you hear the greeting message to be put straight through to West Midlands travel advice)
    Website: www.travelinemidlands.co.uk.
  • Arriva Buses
    Timetables for bus services across the Midlands
    Website: Arriva Bus Midlands
  • Arriva Trains
    Timetables for train services to Wellington and Telford Central railway stations are available on the Arriva Trains Wales Website.
    Website: Arriva Trains Wales
  • National Rail Enquiries
    Timetables for train services to Telford Central railway stations are available on the National Rail Enquiries Website.
    Website: www.nationalrail.co.uk


Travelling by Car

Directions by road to our hospitals are available below or our Getting To Us page includes a journey planner where you can find directions from a location of your choice.
Car Parking charges apply in all our car parks. More information is available on the Car parking page.

 

Directions

From the West (Shrewsbury A5) 

  • Travel on the A5 signposted Shrewsbury.
  • Join the M54 signposted Telford.
  • Leave the M54 at Junction 6 (signposted to Hospital).
  • At the roundabout at the top of the motorway exit slip road, take the 1st exit onto Whitchurch Drive (A5223).
  • Stay on the A5223 at the next three roundabouts.
  • At the fourth roundabout take the third exit into the Princess Royal Hospital main entrance (signposted).

From the South East (Birmingham M6)

  • At Junction 10A of the M6 join the M54 (signposted North Wales, Mid Wales and Telford).
  • Leave the M54 at Junction 6 (signposted to Hospital).
  • At the roundabout at the top of the motorway exit slip road, take the 3rd exit onto Whitchurch Drive (A5223).
  • Stay on the A5223 at the next three roundabouts.
  • At the fourth roundabout take the third exit into the Princess Royal Hospital main entrance (signposted).

From the North East (Newport)

  • Follow the A518 south west towards Telford
  • At the A442 junction turn right northbound towards Whitchurch
  • At the A5223 take the first exit southbound towards Telford
  • At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the hospital site
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