Park and ride - Shrewsbury

Meole Brace

This site is located just south of Meole Brace Retail Park. From Dobbies Roundabout, travelling along the A5, head north on the A49 towards Shrewsbury. The entrance was, until Summer 2023, right at the roundabout entering Meole Brace Retail Park. However, the entry road has been closed due to residential building by Bellway Homes in this area. All customers will need to use the new entrance/exit to the south of the retail park, along the A49 heading towards Dobbies Roundabout. The nearest postcode to the Meole Brace site is SY3 9NB (Meole Brace Retail Park, Shrewsbury).


This site is located behind the Bicton Heath Co-operative and Vets 4 Pets. From the Shrewsbury bypass, turn on to the Welshpool Road heading towards Shelton Hospital, turn left at the junction directly after the traffic lights and continue towards the signed park and ride car park. The nearest postcode to the Oxon site is SY3 5AD (Bicton Heath Retail Park, Shrewsbury).


This site is located next to the Tesco Extra store at Battlefield. Travelling from the Battlefield roundabout, take the exit towards Shrewsbury town centre. Continue along the A5112 until you reach a crossroads. Turn right at the junction and continue towards the roundabout. Take the second exit towards the signed park and ride site. The nearest postcode to the Harlescott site is SY1 4HA (Tesco Extra, Shrewsbury).

Car park information

All sites have some limited CCTV available. We are looking to gain funding to improve the service.

Oxon and Meole Brace car parks are closed and locked after the arrival of the last bus from the town centre at approximately 6:40pm.

Please note that on Sundays and bank/public holidays these car parks are closed.

There is no overnight parking permitted. For any additional information please contact The site is locked by our bus operator after the last bus, and any vehicles left in the car park as the last bus leaves the site to return to the depot may find themselves locked in at the site.

Please, as you exit the bus, don't delay leaving the site, and just check with the driver. Users of the car park not using the service aren't permitted to park at this location without permission.

If you're locked in you will need to call us on 0345 678 9006 to ask a contractor to release your vehicle, in which case you'll be liable to pay the cash only £60 call out/lock in charge.

Cycle parking is available at the Meole Brace and Oxon park and ride sites.

About the bus

All buses have special low-floor access at the front, and are ideal for parents with pushchairs and people who are less mobile. Buses also have a ramp to enable access for wheelchair users.

Route description

The service stops in the town centre, railway station, Castle Street, Dogpole, High Street, Shoplatch, Barker Street and Chester Street. Frankwell roundabout is served by the Oxon service only, and a stop on Old Potts Way is served by the Meole Brace service only.

Park and ride route map

Routes may be disrupted at times due to road closures or events - information will be supplied at bus shelters if relevant.

Please note that during the closure of Shrewsbury High Street on Saturdays between 10am and 4pm, the P&R service will be unable to serve stops along High Street, Shoplatch and Barker Street. The nearest P&R stops will be along Castle Street (opposite Marks & Spencers).

Harlescott P&R will enter the town via the normal route along Whitchurch Road, Heathgates, Ditherington towards the Railway Station but will exit the town centre via Dogpole, English Bridge, Old Potts Way, Bage Way (A5112) to Heathgates then onto Harlescott P&R.

Meole Brace P&R will enter the town via the normal route and will proceed along the Diversionary route via Town Walls and will exit the town via the normal route along English Bridge, Old Potts Way and then onto Meole Brace P&R.

Oxon P&R will enter the town via normal route along The Mount, Frankwell and Welsh Bridge but will exit the town via English Bridge and Longden Road (Coleham) then onto Oxon P&R.

Take a look at the Oxon Park & Ride timetable.

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Harlescott Park and Ride service will add additional stops outside and opposite Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, when the newly restored venue opens to visitors on Saturday 10 September 2022.

The stop for people coming from the park and ride site will be immediately across the road from the Flaxmill Maltings near the junction to Hallcroft Court. The stop to return to the park and ride site will be in a new bus lay-by north of the Flaxmill Maltings across the road from Frank Painter and Sons.

To access these new stops, tickets must be bought at the Harlescott Park and Ride site beforehand. Passengers will then be able to use the service as normal and access all the stops on the Harlescott Park and Ride route. Passengers who have not already bought their ticket from the Harlescott Park & Ride site will not be permitted to board at these stops and will be asked to use alternative services operating to and from these stops.

For more information, please visit the Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings website.

Fares & operating times

Timings for Meole Brace: every 20 minutes from 7:20am until 6:20pm. Last departure from High Street is 6:30pm.

Timings for Harlescott: every 20 minutes from 7:20am until 6:20pm. Last departure from Castle Street is 6:30pm.

Timings for Oxon: every 20 minutes from 7:20am until 6:20pm. Last departure from Castle Street is 6:30pm.

* Please note the first bus on a Saturday departs from the P&R sites at 8am

  • English concessionary bus pass holders £1.00 return after 9.30am Monday to Friday and all day Saturday
  • All day parking when purchasing a ticket - free. Return bus fare - £2.00 (please note: £2.00 single fare for walking passengers)
  • Accompanied children under 16 years – free
  • Please note children under the age of 16 are not allowed to travel unaccompanied by an adult on any of the Park & Ride bus services
  • Lost ticket fee - £2.00
  • Students of Shrewsbury Colleges Group and Shrewsbury High School are eligible for a 50% discount Monday to Friday during term time. The return fare is £1.00 for students aged 16 or over on production of a valid student identification card
  • Season tickets - pay on the bus to give you unlimited travel between the car park and the town centre - £8.00 per week, £30 per month
  • Smart rider tickets - one day's unlimited travel on all park and ride services - £2.10
  • Contactless payment is available on all park and ride buses

Please note that all season, multiple trip and group tickets are only valid when parking a vehicle at the designated park and ride sites.


Dogs are allowed on the park and ride buses at the discretion of the drivers.