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Although Ripple Parish, in common with many rural areas, is not well served by public transport, there are many ways of getting around the area without the use of a car. With a bit of forward planning, and a combination of bus services, community transport and local taxi services, most domestic and leisure journeys can be accomplished. Using Upton as a hub there are regular routes to Worcester, Malvern, Tewkesbury, and Gloucester, and there are many concessions for senior citizens. Please note that we are not responsible for the content of external websites:

Bus Services

The Parish is served by three main routes:- 362 , 363 , 351/361 and one once weekly route, 375

  • Worcester to Upton via Kempsey, Severn Stoke, Earls Croome and Ryall. This service also extends via Upton through to Great Malvern and Malvern Link. This service is operated by First Midlands and runs (almost) hourly per day in each direction, Monday to Saturday. Route number is 362. Click here for timetable.


  • Gloucester to Upton via Tewkesbury, Twyning, Ripple, Naunton and Ryall. This is operated by Astons Coaches and runs five times per day in each direction, Monday to Saturday. Route number is 351 & 361. Click her for timetable.


  • Great Malvern to Upton to Worcester via Welland, Hanley Swan, Callow End, and Powick. This is operated by First Midlands and runs eleven to twelve times per day in each direction, Monday to Saturday. Route number is 363. Click here for timetable.


  • Baughton to Tewkesbury, via Ryall,Blue Bell Inn, Naunto,Ripple,Brockeridge Common,Shuthonger,Tewkesbury High St. & Tewkesbury Crescent. This service is operated by WCC Fleet Services. This services only operates on Wednedays. Click here for timetable.


Upton Community Care

This is an excellent volunteer supported community transport service, and is well used. For residents who do not drive, or who do not have access to a car, they offer pre booked transport for doctor, the surgery, dentist, physiotherapy, chiropodist and hospital appointments, and also collecting prescriptions and visiting friends and relatives in hospital. Cars can be booked 09.30 to 11.00am Monday to Friday on 01684 593633. Outside these hours an answerphone message can be left. The charge is 15p per mile with a minimum of £1.

The Upton Shuttle

This is a free community bus service supported by WCC, the Countryside Agency and Upton Town Council. It runs on Fridays only. This brings passengers from Ryall, Holly Green, and also by prior arrangement from Ripple, into Upton and then home again later. For a Ripple pick up call Simon Wilkinson on 01684 592894 by noon on Thursday for the following day. Also call this number if you need a wheelchair to be carried.

Click here for timetable.

Upton dial-a-cab Taxi service

This local taxi service is well used. Contact them on 07710 014966, or 01684 593939 to discuss your specific needs or to make a taxi booking.

Concessions for Senior Citizens

For residents over 60 years of age there are excellent price concessions on bus, rail and coach transport.

  • Click here for full details of Bus Passes available from Malvern Hills District Council. These gives free bus travel at any time in Worcestershire, and at off peak times anywhere in England.
  • Click here for details of the 60+Senior Railcard. For a fee of £24 per year this offers 33% off Standard and First Class fares throughout the rail network.
  • Click here for details of the Routesixty concession from National Express Coaches that offers up to 50% off all their coach fares in England and Wales.

Rail Timetable

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