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Gloucester Travel Information

The historic city of Gloucester has always been an important centre of England ever since Roman times, when it was then called 'Glevum'. In the Victorian era, Gloucester Docks was once the most inland port in Britain. Now Gloucester is the ideal base to explore Gloucestershire's fine regions of the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean and towns including Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Stroud and Cirencester.

Explore and enjoy!


Map of Gloucester city centre


Travelling to Gloucester


Travelling to Gloucester by Car

Gloucester is ideally located with access to the M5 - travelling south from the Midlands from junction 11 and from the south west from junction 12. The A40 runs past Gloucester linking the London/south east and Wales. Their is ample car parking in Gloucester - see below.
Also see the downloadable map of Gloucester.

Car Hire: Rhino Car Hire

Prebook car hire from Gloucester or elsewhere in the UK.


Travelling to Gloucester by Train

Gloucester Railway Station is just a short 5 minute walk from the the centre of Gloucester. There are regular services to London, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff and Wales.

  • Gloucester Train Station Address: Bruton Way, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL1 1DE - Map
  • Car Park: There are 200 car parking spaces at the station
  • Gloucester Train Station Enquiries: National Rail Enquiries
  • Book your Train Tickets: My Train Ticket


Travelling to Gloucester by Coach

National Express coaches run frequently to Gloucester from many UK destinations. MegaBus also run but routes are less.

  • Main Bus Station Address: Station Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL1 1DF - Map
  • Car Park: There is a NCP Car Park adjacent to the bus station - 416 spcaes
  • Gloucester Bus Station Enquiries: Stagecoach Buses
  • Book your Coach Tickets: National Express - MegaBus


Travelling to Gloucester by Air

Gloucestershire is lucky to have its very own airport. Daily scheduled services to the Isle of Man with additional services to Belfast and Jersey.

  • Gloucestershire Airport Address: Staverton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 6SR
  • Telephone: 01452 857700
  • Gloucestershire Airport: Further information


Travelling around Gloucester


Travelling around Gloucester with Stagecoach West Buses

Stagecoach West Buses operate in Gloucester and throughout Gloucestershire with very regular bus routes.


Travelling around Gloucester by Taxi

There are lots of taxi companies operating in Gloucester with a taxi rank situated near to the Gloucester Bus and Train Stations.


Car Parking in Gloucester


Gloucester Park & Ride

The perfect way to visit Gloucester and enjoy the famous Cathedral, Victorian Docks, many museums, great shopping and the wonderful history of the city.

  • Location of Gloucester Park & Ride: Waterwells, Quedgeley, Gloucester GL2 2AB - Map
  • Operated by Gloucestershire County Council: More information


Car Parks in Gloucester

There are many car parks in Gloucester including the major shopping centres, the city centre and Gloucester Docks.

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