Telford travel guide

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You're Going to Love Telford

With a population of 138.241, Telford is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Telford to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Telford

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Queens at Horton (Horton) and Restaurant 1840 (Stirchley Ln) are great picks.

When to visit Telford

Telford in December
Estimated hotel price
£61
1 night at 3-star hotel
Telford in December
Estimated hotel price
£61
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Telford in July, when the average temperature is 16 °C, and the highest can go up to 21 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 0 °C, with an average temperature of 4 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in October, when precipitation is around 69 mm. In contrast, March is usually the driest month of the year in Telford, with an average rainfall of 41 mm.

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How to Get to Telford

Plane

Although Telford doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Birmingham Airport (UK) (BHX), which is located 55 km from Telford. Birmingham Airport (UK) is the most popular, with regular flights from easyJet, British Airways, Loganair and other airlines departing from the United Kingdom. The shortest domestic flight to Telford departs from Belfast and takes around 1h.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Telford, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train journey from Telford to Leeds takes 1h 00m and costs around £18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about £11 for a 1h 28m trip. Located 4 km from the city centre, Telford Wellington is the busiest station in Telford. Another popular train station is Telford Oakengates, located 2.1 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Telford is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 207 km from Telford. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Telford, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Liverpool, the bus ride to Telford takes 72 km and will cost you around £7. From Leeds, the ticket costs about £4 for a journey of 113 km.

Plane

Although Telford doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Birmingham Airport (UK) (BHX), which is located 55 km from Telford. Birmingham Airport (UK) is the most popular, with regular flights from easyJet, British Airways, Loganair and other airlines departing from the United Kingdom. The shortest domestic flight to Telford departs from Belfast and takes around 1h.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Telford, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train journey from Telford to Leeds takes 1h 00m and costs around £18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about £11 for a 1h 28m trip. Located 4 km from the city centre, Telford Wellington is the busiest station in Telford. Another popular train station is Telford Oakengates, located 2.1 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Telford is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 207 km from Telford. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Telford, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Liverpool, the bus ride to Telford takes 72 km and will cost you around £7. From Leeds, the ticket costs about £4 for a journey of 113 km.

Airports near Telford

Airlines serving Telford

Lufthansa
Good (4,575 reviews)
KLM
Good (851 reviews)
SWISS
Good (919 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,399 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,590 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,276 reviews)
Air France
Good (971 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,542 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,924 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,119 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,662 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (222 reviews)
Finnair
Good (886 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (833 reviews)
LOT
Good (681 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,153 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (915 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (830 reviews)
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Where to stay in Telford

Average rates range from around £78 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £114 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Telford

Most booked hotels in Telford

Fallow Field, Telford by Marston's Inns
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
£60+
The Telford Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£75+
The Lion
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£71+
Yha Ironbridge Coalport
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
£15+
Mercure Telford Centre Hotel
4 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
£67+
International Hotel Telford
3 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
£64+

Hiring a car in Telford

Hiring a car in Telford costs £37 per day, on average.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 16% more expensive than at Manchester.

Expect to pay £1.50 per litre in Telford (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.93 and £23.91. The most frequently booked car type in Telford is Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Toyota Auris or similar) is, on average, 77% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Telford costs £37 per day, on average.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 16% more expensive than at Manchester.

Expect to pay £1.50 per litre in Telford (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.93 and £23.91. The most frequently booked car type in Telford is Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Toyota Auris or similar) is, on average, 77% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.