Getting Here & Car Parks
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How to get here
Lichfield District is in southern Staffordshire, convenient for Birmingham and the National Exhibition Centre. The M6 Toll also runs down the western side of the district and links the M6 with the M42. Visit www.m6toll.co.uk for charges.
The A38 and A5 meet in Lichfield and provide direct access to the Midlands motorway network: M42, M40, M5/M6, and M6 Toll.
There are two electric charging points in the Friary Outer car park - please view the car park map for the location.
To download our city map click on the link at the bottom of the page.
Lichfield has two railway stations. Lichfield City Station on Birmingham Road is just minutes from the city centre. Just opposite the bus station, it offers frequent direct services to both Birmingham New Street, and Lichfield Trent Valley Station*.
Lichfield Trent Valley Station, is about a five minute drive or a 20 minute walk from the city centre. There are also frequent services to and from Lichfield City Station*, with services to Birmingham New Street. It offers direct services to London Euston and the north. The station can be easily reached by car, taxi, or train from Lichfield City Station and offers ample parking.
London Northwestern Railway offers direct services from major cities, such as London, Birmingham and Liverpool to Lichfield Trent Valley station. Advance fares available from just £8.00 one-way when travelling from London to Lichfield.
Enquires: 0333 311 0006 or www.londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
General train enquiries: 08457 484950 or visit www.rail.co.uk.
For details about West Midlands Railway services please visit www.westmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Railway services can also be found on the www.thetrainline.com
*Please note that platform changes between Lichfield City and Lichfield Trent Valley can presently only be accessed by a flight of stairs.
Birmingham International Airport is only a 30 minute drive away. Enquiries: 0870 733 5511 www.birminghamairport.co.uk.
East Midlands Airport at Castle Donington is a 45 minute drive. Enquiries: 01332 852852 www.eastmidlandsairport.com.
National coaches serve London, the north and the south west from Lichfield. Our visitor information team offers a ticket agency service for National Express.
Local buses & trains
Lichfield, Burntwood and the district’s main villages are served by several bus companies who provide a range of services. We advise looking at route and timetable information before travelling. These are available from the Regional Travel Line on 0870 6082608. Call Centro 0121 200 2700 for local bus and trains information.
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate overnight occupation of vehicles within our city centre car parks.
Owners of motor homes (based on medium-sized vans) are welcome to use our normal parking facilities for day visits, but should be aware that the Birmingham Road Multi Storey car park has a 1.9m height limit and that the Lombard Street and Friary facilities are limited to 2.1m.
If required motor homes can occupy two adjacent bays, but payment will be required for both bays and it is not possible for us to reserve bays for this purpose.
Regrettably, due to the historic nature of our city centre we cannot offer parking for larger custom made motor homes. We would recommend owners of larger vehicles, or those who wish to stay overnight, contact nearby caravan parks, such as Drayton Manor campsite which is a 15 minute drive from the city centre.
Lichfield Visitor Information desk have local travel information and timetables and taxi firm numbers email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01543 308924 for more information.