Buses and coaches terminate at the Riverside Bus & Coach Station near Bridgeway, east of the town centre.
National Express coaches connect Stratford with Birmingham, Bristol, Coventry, Cheltenham, Exeter, Gloucester, London, Torquay and Warwick. Megabus coaches go to London.
The bus station is located inside a large coach and lorry parking area near the Crowne Plaza hotel and the Stratford Leisure Centre northeast of the town centre.
Stagecoach buses go to destinations in Warwickshire and neighbouring counties. The most useful Stagecoach bus routes are X18 to Coventry via Warwick, Leamington Spa and Kenilworth, the X19 to Redditch and the X20 bus to Coventry via Solihull.