Getting to the Princess Royal Hospital Telford (PRH)


The Princess Royal Hospital,
Apley Castle,

Contact Telephone: 01952 641222

Travelling to the Princess Royal Hospital

Travelling by Bus

The Princess Royal Hospital has two bus stops near the main entrance and mainly receives buses from Wellington, Leegomery, and Telford Town Centre. There are Bus Stations situated in the centre of both Wellington and Telford.

The number 15 Telford to Arleston via Oakengates, Wombridge, Hadley, Leegomery, Princess Royal Hospital, Welllington and Dothill .

The number 16 Telford to High Ercall via Malinslee, Dawley Bank, Overdale, Hadley, Princess Royal Hospital, Wellington, Dothill, Admaston, Shawbirch, Rodington and Roden.

The number X5 offers 10 return journeys per day between Shrewsbury Bus Station and Telford Bus Station taking 30 minutes.

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

Concessionary Travel Scheme for Bus users
The Telford and Wrekin Concessionary Travel Scheme offers a number of different travel opportunities for residents who are age eligible, or people with disabilities who qualify under certain criteria.

The scheme includes the new English Concessionary Travel Pass, which allows free travel on local bus services throughout England, between 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday and at any time on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

Local Community Transport Association options
In all parts of the UK, on every day of the year, thousands of community transport staff and volunteers help people to stay independent, participate in their communities and access vital public services and employment. We are for and about accessible and inclusive transport.

North Salop Wheelers
Area’s covered Market Drayton / Wem / Whitchurch / Woore. Contact 01948 880037

Travelling by 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 bus services and taxis are available outside the station.

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 to Wellington -12 minute journey.
  • Chester to Wellington direct line, via Shrewsbury, Gobowen, Chirk, Wrexham and Chester
  • Welshpool to Wellington, stations Shrewsbury, Welshpool, Newtown, Caersws, 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 at Shrewsbury for the Shrewsbury-Crewe line to Yorton, Wem, Prees, Whitchurch and stations to Crewe and Manchester.

Useful Websites:

National Rail


Transport for Wales

West Midlands Trains

Concessionary Travel for Train journeys

Different Railcards available:

  • 16-25 Railcard
  • Two Together Railcard
  • Family & Friends Railcard
  • Senior Railcard
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • 26-30 Railcard

*Railcards have different eligibility criteria so you’ll have to check whether you qualify before you apply. Some Railcards can be used anytime but others can only be used outside of peak times.

Travelling on Foot or by Bike

Walking or Cycling
If you live nearby and are fit and well, we encourage you to walk or cycle to our hospitals. The Princess Royal Hospital is approximately one mile from Wellington railway station.

PRH Cycle Route

Cycle route from Wellington Train Station to Princess Royal Hospital

There are several cycle routes including the Silkin Way that lead to the Princess Royal Hospital. You may prefer to use nearby quieter or residential roads for your active travel route.  Additional information on cycling and walking routes within the borough, can be found at the Telford and Wrekin Council Webpage.

Bicycle Parking
The trust provides “Sheffield” style cycle parking stands racks which are situated around the hospital grounds including two covered bicycle shelters. These shelters are located next to the Main Entrance and opposite the Women and Childrens centre.

NHS Staff also have access to two secure cycle shelters. Please contact the Sustainable Travel Plan Coordinator via email

Planning your cycle journey
To plan your local cycling route to the Princess Royal Hospital, you can use the CycleStreets journey planner.

 Planning your walking journey
To plan your walking route to the Princess Royal Hospital from other locations, you can use Google maps journey planner.

Travelling by Car

Directions by road to our hospitals are available below. Car Parking charges apply in all our car parks. More information is available on the Car parking page.


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